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Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore
(4.5/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) features Maryland’s largest and most comprehensive Civil War exhibit. The impact of the war on the people of Maryland is told on personal terms in “Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War.” The largest Civil War exhibit in the museum’s 167-year history occupies over 5,000 square feet and tells the story of a tragedy in three acts: the romantic war, the real war and the long reunion. For more information, please visit http://www.mdhs.org or call 410-685-3750.

Founded in 1844, the Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) is the state’s oldest continuously operating cultural institution. In keeping with the founders’ commitment to preserve the remnants of Maryland’s past, MdHS remains the premier institution for state history. With over 350,000 objects and seven million books and documents, this institution now serves upward of 100,000 people through its through museum, library, press, and educational programs.

MdHS is located in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland.
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  • I did not go into but it's got a lot of sightseeing in and around. in depth reading is time consuming. I'm just a tour due to limited time in this neighborhood. There was snow in January. It's kind of hard to walk. also I would recommend just gezmemenizi around here. When I went I was a bit secluded. a güb reading of weather better throes:)
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  • Well done exhibits in modernized facility with adequate parking in center city Baltimore well worth spending several hours touring the site. 
  • 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...  more »
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  • It's a decent museum with artifacts and history surrounding the Baltimore area but there are better out other options i would choose. If your time is limited, I'd go to other museums located nearby. It is a nice museum just too much emphasis on one subject.
  • 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. Minus one star for that.
  • I got there at about 945 am on Saturday. It was nice and quiet and they had a free parking lot, which is always a bonus in a downtown setting. Most of the items are very specific to Maryland (of course) and the associated heroes of the war of 1812. The first floor is a large amount of paintings. Things on the next floor up are very interesting. There is a very large display about Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte. I enjoyed this the most. They explain in very good detail her story and have quite a few very wonderful pieces. The cost is 9$ for adults.
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