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Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore

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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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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 di...  more »
  • Well done exhibits in modernized facility with adequate parking in center city Baltimore well worth spending several hours touring the site.  more »
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  • An absolute delight. A masterpiece of a museum. Best one in the entire DC-Maryland area to me. Better than Smithsonian
  • I only used the research library, but the staff were generally friendly and helpful, and after a hiccup we were able to get the wireless internet working. They definitely had a lot on local Maryland history, and I think I'll be back to do more research.
  • Friendly staff, nice exhibits and they've got the original handwritten Star Spangled Banner.....But be sure to ask about it in order to see it.
  • They had a wonderful selection about their history
  • Great exhibits, speakers and local historical information!