The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS), founded in 1844, is the state's oldest cultural institution. Located at 201 West ... More
Fell's Point Maritime Museum
The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS), founded in 1844, is the state's oldest cultural institution. Located at 201 West Monument Street in the Mount Vernon Cultural District, the MdHS collects, preserves, and interprets more than seven million artifacts and documents reflecting Maryland's diverse heritage through a museum, library, press, and extensive educational programs. The collection includes the original manuscript of Francis Scott Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner" as well as one of the most extensive collections of Americana in the world. This museum has several permanent exhibits including Looking for Liberty, Furniture in MD Life, Maryland Through the Artist's Eye, and Served in Style: Silver Collection of the Maryland Historical Society. Temporary exhibitions are open throughout the year in the galleries of the museum and the library. Satellite sites include the Baltimore Civil War Museum and the Fells Point Maritime Museum.
Nestled near the center of historic Fell's Point;by the intersection of Ann and Thames streets,this is the perfect place to go to veiw items of historic significance that are rare and hard to find. The museum is run by a small group of individuals (one of whom may or may not be an old seaman;but sure looks like one) that are very knowledgeable about everything there. The museum is just the right size to be included in any outing;not too small,so it is well worth the admission price;and not too large so it doesn't consume your entire day if you don't want it to.The building is climate controlled so the weather usually does not present a problem;except on rare occasions;like when Tropical Storm Isabel unexpectedly came directly up the Chesapeake bay and flooded all of Fell's Point and several surrounding areas. There are many coffee shops,restaurants,and eateries within walking distance of the museum.Parking is also very conveniently located as well. All said and done I believe the visit a pleasant,worthwild,experience.