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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  • I've lived in Baltimore for over 15 years, and always meant to go here, but somehow never got around to it until very recently. I was quite impressed! I thought it would just be a small collection of ...  more »
  • First time here and they offer a very informative historical tour of Maryland with items, painting displays highlighting the history of Maryland. From the story to it’s founding as a state, with it’s ...  more »
  • I’ve been a member of the Maryland Historical Society for years, and visited recently after many years away. I was impressed with the recent improvements, and better marketing that led me there. The S...  more »
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  • This place is packed with so much information regarding the birth of our nation, the Civil War, etc. Maryland history is national history. The building is beautiful, and you can get some fresh air in the courtyard.
  • 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.
  • I'm glad we went, but it wasn't a peak experience. There were exhibits on the War of 1812 and the Civil War. There was a big exhibit of old furniture. There was an exhibit about Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, who was briefly married to Napoleon's brother Jerome; she appears to have been the Kim Kardashian of the early-to-mid 19th century. There were photographs of Baltimore from the mid-20th century civil rights movement. It was all vaguely interesting but nothing grabbed me. If you want to learn about the War of 1812, go to Fort McHenry.
  • Just enough and not too much. Perfect sampling of Maryland history. Good for vacationers and locals alike. Great programs for homeschoolers...keep it up! :-)
  • Very good. Lots of history of Maryland.

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