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Maryland Center for History and Culture

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Learn about Maryland’s rich history by diving into a cultural treasure trove at the Maryland Center for History and Culture. Formerly known as the Maryland Historical Society, the Maryland Center for History and Culture deepens visitors’ understanding of the state’s impactful place in history and the arts through its compelling museum, expansive library and public programs.

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Admissions And More Information

$9 Adults

$7 Seniors

$6 Students with ID

$6 Children 3-18

$6 Library admission only

Free for Children under 3

Admission is free for members of the Maryland Center for History and Culture.


Wednesday—Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


What It's Like

Step inside the Maryland Center for History and Culture and you’re immediately immersed in the dynamic story of this state as told by artifacts of the people and events that shaped it. The 23,000 square feet of galleries in the museum features exhibits that showcase collections of artworks, fabrics, clothing, furniture and historic objects to engage and delight visitors. In the library, guests can explore more of Maryland’s past through books, journals, manuscripts, maps, documents and photographs.

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MCHC serves as a leading center of Maryland history education through its onsite school tours, student research center, virtual field trips for all ages, traveling trunks, online digital learning resources, and professional development opportunities for teachers. MCHC also publishes scholarly material in the Maryland Historical Magazine, a biannual, peer-reviewed journal, and in select books that tell the story of Maryland and of the nation.