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Baltimore Sights

Maryland Historical Society

  • 201 W. Monument St. Map It

Updated 12/31/1969

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More than 200,000 objects serve to celebrate Maryland's history and heritage at this museum. One major attraction is the original manuscript of "The Star-Spangled Banner." The first floor is devoted to an exhibit about Marylanders' pursuit of liberty, with a focus on religious freedom, voting rights, labor, and war. Featured on the second floor are portrait paintings by the Peale family and Joshua Johnson, America's first African-American portrait artist, as well as 18th-

and 19th-century Maryland landscape paintings juxtaposed against present-day photographs of the same places. Furniture manufactured and designed in Maryland from the 18th century to the present is on the third floor. There's also a library with 7 million works that relate to the state's history.

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Sight Information

Address:

201 W. Monument St., Baltimore, Maryland, 21201, United States

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Phone:

410-685–3750

Website: www.mdhs.org

Sight Details:

  • $8
  • Museum: Wed.–Sun. 10–5; library: Wed.–Sat. 10–4:30

Updated 12/31/1969

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