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Maryland Historical Society

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Important part of Maryland

This covers the early history from pre-Colonial to Colonial on up to to present. Well structured to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Front Royal, Virginia
Hidden Gem

We were quite impressed with this museum when we visited. It had a lot of Baltimore history and... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Fenton, Illinois
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Housing a priceless collection of more than 200,000 objects, this museum displays a significant number of Maryland cultural artifacts plus items such as dolls and toys that provide a glimpse of everyday life in Maryland.
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201 W Monument St, Centre & Monument Streets, Baltimore, MD 21201-4674
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This covers the early history from pre-Colonial to Colonial on up to to present. Well structured to cover many aspects of Maryland, including the War of 1812, the Civil War, WWI and more. Very fascinating.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

We were quite impressed with this museum when we visited. It had a lot of Baltimore history and Civil War history also. We thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to others. It is very well done.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

I had been curious about this place for years and had never stopped by. Then they advertised free admission on the first Thursday of the month. I went and took a free tour (11 am and 1 pm). The tourguide added so much to each...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank FilledWithJoy
Reviewed July 6, 2018

The Maryland Historical Society is a well laid out and beautifully presented museum that covers lots of different epochs in Maryland's timeline. We saw a contemporary painter David Brewster's take on Baltimore street life that was nicely paired with historical pieces, an exhibit on a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ParktonRita
Reviewed May 28, 2018

This is kind of the museums which try to connect both ends: systematic and simple presentations for the school children, aтв attractive to adult visitors. I think that here the balance is swung to the children. But it si nice, welcoming. Not free

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

My wife last visited the Maryland Historical Society as a Baltimore school girl. We were in town for the symphony and decided to stop by. The museum parking is not terribly obvious, but we found a space on a rainy Saturday. Overall, the MHS musuem...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank IgnatiusTForthright
Reviewed January 23, 2018

I've lived in Baltimore for over 15 years, and always meant to go here, but somehow never got around to it until very recently. I was quite impressed! I thought it would just be a small collection of a few artifacts, maps, and the odd...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Dingo40
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

First time here and they offer a very informative historical tour of Maryland with items, painting displays highlighting the history of Maryland. From the story to it’s founding as a state, with it’s rich fishing and boating history on the Chesapeake to the state’s role...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank DCFireMedic
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

I’ve been a member of the Maryland Historical Society for years, and visited recently after many years away. I was impressed with the recent improvements, and better marketing that led me there. The Society hosted a tour of the facility focused on a number of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank XVictorious
Reviewed November 2, 2017

Last Saturday, we toured the Maryland Historical Society, which is the state’s oldest cultural institution. This is truly a Maryland museum. The collection is extensive and includes over 2,200 paintings, 4,134 pieces of silver, 900 pieces of furniture, 10,750 textiles, 1,500 examples of porcelain and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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