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Maryland Historical Society

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201 W Monument St, Centre & Monument Streets, Baltimore, MD 21201-4674
+1 410-685-3750
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Much bigger and more interesting than I expected

I've lived in Baltimore for over 15 years, and always meant to go here, but somehow never got... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A quick fun informative tour about the history of Maryland

First time here and they offer a very informative historical tour of Maryland with items, painting... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2018
Timothy L. C
Annapolis MD area, United States
via mobile
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“civil war” (23 reviews)
“on display” (7 reviews)
“early history” (4 reviews)
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201 W Monument St, Centre & Monument Streets, Baltimore, MD 21201-4674
Mount Vernon
+1 410-685-3750
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Timothy L. C
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

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

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed October 12, 2017

We started on the bottom floor, which has a large Civil War section, complete with a collection of 3D Civil War pictures. It's better than some of the museums I have seen at Civil War battlefields. Another section of the bottom floor is about early...More

Thank zzyzzx
Reviewed September 20, 2017

I often do genealogical research for clients and friends in the Baltimore area. Maryland's state government is a bit stingy with many records (birth/death). The MdHS fills in a lot of missing pieces with its historical records (church, cemetery, etc) and editions of books about...More

Thank Dean B
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Attention all French teachers looking for a place to take kids on a field trip you found it! Frankly any history teachers or people who have moved to Baltimore and want to know more about the city in which they live. Well, hold on, anybody...More

Thank kevinolive
Reviewed June 29, 2017

We attended the 2017 Annual Meeting and were invited to take a trip down memory lane. When you want to explore the people, places and events that make Maryland great, you start at the Maryland Historical Society. They presented a short film with footage from...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed May 13, 2017

What a hidden gem, they house the largest and most comprehensive collection from the 17th century to present of maryland antiquities. You can see the original Star Spangled Banner, some of the finest federal american furniture, sterling silver from the oldest and finest maryland families,...More

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed February 2, 2017

Highlight is an original star spangled banner transcript in the hand writing of Francis Scott Key. A reproduction is on display at al times but at the top of the hour for 10 minutes the original is displayed. Museum has 3 floors, various sections focus...More

Thank Christopher F
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