The Maryland Historical Society Museum and Library boasts a collection of more than a quarter of a million different objects and artefacts as well as millions and millions of books and documents in the library. The history of Maryland is the theme and the collections date from the modern day all the way back to before the settlement of the state. Since its foundation over 150 years ago, the Maryland Historical Society has constantly been expanding their collection and the exhibitions are constantly changing.
Things to Do
- View the paintings from the museum's collection of over 2,000 different pieces. There are a plenty of portrait paintings from the time of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
- Interested in the textile arts? There are over 10,000 different quilts and samplers for you to view.
- Ask the knowledgeable and friendly docents for more information on the pieces in order to get the most out of your trip.
Maryland Historical Society Museum and Library Insider Tips
- Visit the museum's current and future exhibitions pages to find out if there's something of interest on display now or something that will be on display soon.
- If you're heading along in a group of 10 or more people you can arrange a group tour from a number of different options.
- Are you a Baltimore or Maryland resident and wanting to learn more about your family history? You can check the library's records for more information from a huge number of records.
- Check out the selection of nearby attractions provided by the society so you can plan what to do after you've finished visiting the museum and library.