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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  • September 20, 2017
    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 w...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    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 ...  more »
  • June 29, 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 Histori...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    Wonderful Museum we went on a "free admission " evening according to their website but they did not let us pass the door until one of us became a member. Maybe 1 day they will have a free visitor or dollar day like the other great educational institutions.
  • July 6, 2017
    Just enough and not too much. Perfect sampling of Maryland history. Good for vacationers and locals alike. Great programs for homeschoolers...keep it up! :-)
  • May 10, 2017
    An absolute delight. A masterpiece of a museum. Best one in the entire DC-Maryland area to me. Better than Smithsonian
  • July 10, 2017
    Great experience for my daughter and her Girl Scout Troop!
  • April 4, 2017
    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.

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