Maryland Center for History and Culture

Contact Information

  • 201 West Monument Street
  • Baltimore, MD 21201
  • (P) 410-685-3750
  • (F) 410-385-2105

About Us

The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS), founded in 1844, is the state’s oldest cultural institution. Located in the Mount Vernon Cultural District, the MdHS collects, preserves, and interprets objects and materials reflecting Maryland’s diverse heritage through a museum, library, press and extensive educational programs. Today, the MdHS preserves and exhibits more than seven million artifacts and documents including the original manuscript of Francis Scott Key’s “The Star-Spangled Banner” as well as one of the most extensive collections of Americana in the world.

The museum of the Maryland Historical Society has several permanent exhibits including Looking for Liberty, Furniture in MD Life and Maryland Through the Artist’s Eye.


Group rates available for groups of 10 or more.


School and group tours available by reservation only. Call 410-685-3750 ext. 334.


ADA compliant


Visitor lot, Limited free parking.

Admission Prices

Adults: $4.00
Students with ID: $3.00
Seniors (65 and over): $3.00
Children under 12: Free
Free on first Thursday of each month
*Group rates available