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Maryland Historical Society

201 W Monument St, Centre & Monument Streets, Baltimore, MD 21201-4674
+1 410-685-3750
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Worth going to just for the 3D Civil War pictures

We started on the bottom floor, which has a large Civil War section, complete with a collection of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
zzyzzx
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Baltimore, MD
Excellent library for local research

I often do genealogical research for clients and friends in the Baltimore area. Maryland's state... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dean B
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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“civil war” (23 reviews)
“early history” (4 reviews)
“on display” (7 reviews)
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201 W Monument St, Centre & Monument Streets, Baltimore, MD 21201-4674
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 August 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 29 June 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 13 May 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 2 February 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
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Well done exhibits in modernized facility with adequate parking in center city Baltimore well worth spending several hours touring the site.

Thank cathygerman
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Awesome museum. Awesome library. Friendly folks. Shame that they knocked down nearly a block-and-a-half of historic buildings and homes a few decades ago, to create what is now a mostly vacant parking lot.

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Have taken my children on several occasions. They enjoy the history about the toys children played with and had the opportunity to dress up on colonial clothing at the Historical Society.

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

My best friend and I visited, based on the variety of history mixed with art. We are from Pennsylvania, so we did not feel a pride or connection to all of the information about Maryland history. The museum was well put together, beautiful, and well-designed....More

Thank hbuzz675
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