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Jewish Museum of Maryland

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Address: 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
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+1 410-732-6400
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The past becomes reality for thousands of visitors to this museum and...

The past becomes reality for thousands of visitors to this museum and library dedicated to teaching about the Jewish experience, and helping to keep the Jewish heritage alive.

Enjoy 2 permanent exhibits and 1 rotating exhibit gallery, as well as tours of 2 historic synagogues. Come and see the newest, family friendly exhibit: The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen!

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Visited with a group of friends, Wow!! A great place to really get an understanding of historic Baltimore from the perspective of the Jewish community. The museum has exhibit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sami L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with a group of friends, Wow!! A great place to really get an understanding of historic Baltimore from the perspective of the Jewish community. The museum has exhibit space and the third oldest synagogue in the United States, The exhibits are well-crafted with lots of useful information and even input from local residents past and present. If you like... More 

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Thank Sami L
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was highly recommended and I enjoyed it tremendously. Tells the delightful story of the Jews of Baltimore. I saw the exhibit on Lombard Street which was done very well. Excellent book and gift shop.

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Thank Marciahi
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

what a wonderful museum with rotating exhibits in downtown Baltimore(visit the Aquarium also nearby)..with excellent docent Ms.Davis who describes and discusses during tour of the 2 synagogues adjacent to the museum and gift shop. A Must See Museum....you don't have to fly to Europe ...it's so close.. Will definitely return for upcoming exhibits.. Drs. Margaret and Mark

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

A lovely museum that showcases not just local history but special exhibits (like Jews and Medicine) with a local flare. Do not miss the opportunity to check out the two historical synagogues (the tours are 3 times daily). They are beautiful and the tour is very meaningful.

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Thank Robin B
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This is not the largest Jewish museum we have been to, but it was one of the best. The two excellent exhibits were very well done, with wonderful artifacts as well as really good explanations of what we were seeing. The icing on the cake was the Synagogue tour-especially the Synagogue with the brilliant White Moorish ark. Wow! Barbara? the... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Our group of 10 from NJ planned this trip a while back. We met our guide, he was wonderful. We toured by ourselves the two special exhibits (Voices of Lombard Street and Jews in Medicine). Wish I had more time to read everything. Thought it was well presented. Enjoyed both temple visits and learning about each one. Beautiful gift shop,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This thoughtful museum has two exhibits that should fascinate all Americans. "Voices of Lombard Street" tells the story of waves of immigrants, Italian as well as Jewish, willing to work ahead to improve their lot in life. "Beyond Chicken Soup" is a fascinating look at the interconnection of the Jews and medicine since the turn of the 20th century. At... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

There are really three major entities to consider here: the museum, the historic synagogue and the current modern orthodox synagogue. We started with touring the wonderful "Voices of Lombard Street" exhibit. In the 1920s through the 30s and into the WWII years, Lombard was a crowded place of immigrants...Jews primarily from eastern Europe, Italians and increasingly African-Americans. A congenial melting... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Several generation's went to the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Located downtown Baltimore. Good history of Baltimore and how my Great Great Grandparents came to stay in Baltimore.

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Thank Judy C
Bel Air, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

I managed to catch the very end of the Simon and Garfunkel traveling exhibit at the JMM, which was the main reason I made this visit. In the past, I'd often eaten at Attman's Jewish delicatessen across the street and had wondered what was over there at the museum which had been a synagogue. So I finally got my chance... More 

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