List of museums in Maryland

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This list of museums in Maryland encompasses museums, defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

See List of museums in Baltimore for museums in the city of Baltimore, Maryland.

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Name Location County Region Area of study Summary
Aberdeen Room Archives & Museum Aberdeen Harford Central Local history website
Academy Art Museum Easton Talbot Eastern Shore Art website, works on paper and contemporary works by American and European masters
Adkins Historical Museum Mardela Springs Wicomico Eastern Shore Open air website, eight historic buildings and the gravestones of a Revolutionary War patriot and his wife, buildings open by appointment
African American Heritage House La Plata Charles Southern African American information, slavery and African American culture in 19th–20th-century Charles County, open by appointment
African American Schoolhouse Museum Worton Kent Eastern Shore School information, open by appointment
African Art Museum of Maryland Columbia Howard Central Art website, masks, sculptured figures, textiles, basketry, jewelry, household items, and musical instruments from Africa
Agricultural History Farm Park Derwood Montgomery Capital Agriculture website, 10-acre (40,000 m2) complex with historic 1908 Bussard Farmstead farmhouse, barn, assorted farm buildings and an activity center
Airmen Memorial Museum Suitland Prince George's Capital Military website, history of enlisted airmen from 1907 to the present day
Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery Catonsville Baltimore Central Art Part of University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Allegany Museum Cumberland Allegany Western Local history website, exhibits include transportation, natural history, changing life, industry, folk art
American Red Cross Information & History Center Walkersville Frederick Western History website, history of the American Red Cross and the Frederick County Chapter
Annapolis Maritime Museum Annapolis Anne Arundel Central Maritime website, maritime environment and culture of the Chesapeake Bay area, includes Barge House Museum
Anne Arundel County Free School Davidsonville Anne Arundel Central Education One room colonial school
Annmarie Garden Solomons Calvert Southern Art website, 30-acre (120,000 m2) outdoor sculpture park and arts building for exhibits, classes and workshops
Antietam National Battlefield Sharpsburg Washington Western Civil War Includes Visitor Center with exhibits about the Battle of Antietam and the Pry House Field Hospital Museum, about medical care of the wounded in the Civil War
Art Gallery at the University of Maryland College Park Prince George's Capital Art Exhibition of significant and challenging contemporary art with an emphasis on emerging and mid-career artists, permanent collections of traditional African sculpture, Social Realist Work from the 1930s, Chinese vessels from 2nd-century B.C. to 17th-century AD, 20th-century Japanese prints, 1930s mural studies
Art Institute & Gallery Salisbury Wicomico Eastern Shore Art website, visual arts center
B&O Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station Ellicott City Howard Central Railway Oldest surviving railroad station in America, freight house features 40-foot (12 m) HO-gauge model train
Bainbridge Naval Training Center Museum Port Deposit Cecil Eastern Shore Military website, history of United States Naval Training Center
Ballestone-Stansbury House Essex Baltimore Central Historic house 19th-century-period house with American Decorative arts from 1780-1880
Banneker-Douglass Museum Annapolis Anne Arundel Central African American Black life in Maryland, African and African American art, important African American Marylanders
Barbara Fritchie House and Museum Frederick Frederick Western Historic house Reconstructed early-19th-century house
Barren Creek Springs Heritage Center and Museum Mardela Springs Wicomico Eastern Shore Local history website, operated by the Westside Historical Society, includes the museum, Barren Creek Springs Church and Barren Creek Springhouse
Barron's C & O Canal Museum & Country Store Sharpsburg Washington Western History information, C&O Canal artifacts, located at Snyder's Landing
Beall-Dawson House Rockville Montgomery Capital Historic house Operated by the Montgomery County Historical Society, early-19th-century-period house including indoor slave quarters, and the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine
Beatty-Cramer House Frederick Frederick Western Historic house website, owned by the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation, open by appointment, 1732 Beatty house, c.1855 Cramer house addition, 18th-century spring house, 19th-century smoke house
Beaver Creek School Museum Hagerstown Washington Western History website, operated by the Washington County Historical Society, 1904 two-room schoolhouse, exhibits include a recreated workshop, cobblers station, vintage toys and dolls, clothing, antique instruments, recreation of an early-20th-century parlor
Belair Mansion Bowie Prince George's Capital Historic house Five-part Georgian plantation house of Samuel Ogle, Provincial Governor of Maryland, later home to William Woodward, Jr., famous horseman in the first half of the 20th century
Belair Stable Museum Bowie Prince George's Capital Historic site Horse stable museum
Belmont Manor and Historic Park Elkridge Howard Central Historic house Mid 18th century manor house and park
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum Catonsville Baltimore Central Biographical website, Friend's site, operated by Baltimore County, 138-acre (0.56 km2) park with museum about African American mathematician and scientist Benjamin Banneker
Benson-Hammond House Linthicum Anne Arundel Central Historic house Operated by the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society
Betterton Heritage Museum Betterton Kent Eastern Shore Local history information
Billingsley House Museum Upper Marlboro Prince George's Capital Historic house website, brick Tidewater Colonial plantation house that sits on 430 acres (1.7 km2)
Bjorlee Museum Frederic Frederick Western Education History of the Maryland School for the Deaf[1]
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Cambridge Dorchester Eastern Shore Natural history Visitors center contains wildlife exhibits, bird-watching cameras and viewing areas
Bob's Vintage Museum Columbia Howard Central Transportation website, historic BMW motorcycles, parts and accessories, trophies, collectibles, BMW toys and scale models, advertising
Boonsborough Museum of History Boonsboro Washington Western Local history website, Civil War and local history artifacts
Boonsboro Trolley Museum Boonsboro Washington Western Railway website, restored trolley station and cars
Bowman House Boonsboro Washington Western Historic house 19th-century log house, operated by the Boonsboro Historical Society
Boyds Negro School Sandy Spring Montgomery Capital School website, operated by the Boyds Historical Society, one room building that served as the only public school for African Americans in the Boyds area from 1895–1936
Brooke Whiting House & Museum Cumberland Allegany Western Decorative arts website, collections include Chinese ceramics, Allegany County historic glassware, American furniture, period rooms, Asian works of art, American, British, and European decorative arts; operated by the Allegany County Historical Society
Bruce "Snake" Gabrielson's Surf Art Gallery and Museum Chesapeake Beach Calvert Southern History This free museum contains many significant historical items related to the sport of surfing collected by its founder over the past 50 years. Website
Brunswick Heritage Museum Brunswick Frederick Western Railway Demonstrates the effect of railroads on society in a company town
Button Farm Living History Center Germantown Montgomery Capital Living website, 19th-century slave plantation life, features a Civil War-era barn, outbuildings, and slave cemetery, and is home to the Underground Railroad Immersion Experience; set on 60 acres (240,000 m2) of Seneca Creek State Park, project of The Menare Foundation
C&D Canal Museum Chesapeake City Cecil Eastern Shore Transportation - Canal History of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal
Calvert Marine Museum Solomons Calvert Southern Maritime Traditional Chesapeake Bay wooden vessels, human activity along the Patuxent River, marine fossils, local maritime industry, lighthouses, live otters and estuary marine life
Calvin B. Taylor House Berlin Worcester Eastern Shore Historic house 19th-century house museum with gallery of local memorabilia; operated by the Berlin Heritage Foundation
Canal Place Cumberland Allegany Western Transportation Location of the C&O Canal National Historical Park Cumberland Visitor Center, canal boat replica "The Cumberland" and Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
Captain Salem Avery House Museum Shady Side Anne Arundel Central Maritime Operated by the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society; watermen's museum in an 1860 house
Carroll County Farm Museum Westminster Carroll Central Open air Mid-19th-century rural life depicted with original farm structures, such as the 1850s farmhouse, bank barn, smokehouse, broom shop, saddlery, springhouse, Living History Center, wagon shed, general store exhibit, and one-room schoolhouse
Cecil County Farm Museum Elkton Cecil Eastern Shore Agriculture website
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture Catonsville Baltimore Central Art Art gallery of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, manages the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park
Charles Carroll House of Annapolis Annapolis Anne Arundel Central Historic house website, home of Charles Carroll of Annapolis, (1702-1782), and Charles Carroll of Carrollton, (1737-1832)
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Various Transportation - Canal Visitor centers at Georgetown, Great Falls Tavern, Brunswick, Williamsport, Hancock, and Cumberland have displays and interpretive exhibits about the history of the C & O Canal
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum St. Michaels Talbot Eastern Shore Maritime Chesapeake Bay maritime, historical and Native American artifacts, visual arts and indigenous water craft
Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum Chesapeake Beach Calvert Southern Railway History of Chesapeake Beach Railway, also local history
Chesapeake Children's Museum Annapolis Anne Arundel Central Children's website
Chesapeake Fire Museum Hebron Wicomico Eastern Shore Firefighting
Chestertown RiverArts Chestertown Kent Eastern Shore Art website, community art center with an exhibit gallery
Choptank River Heritage Center Denton Caroline Eastern Shore Maritime website, operated by the Caroline County Historical Society, reconstruction of 19th-century steamboat wharf and two skipjack boats
Choptank River Light Cambridge Dorchester Eastern Shore Maritime Replica lighthouse open for tours
Clara Barton National Historic Site Glen Echo Montgomery Capital Biographical Early history of the American Red Cross and the last home of its founder, Clara Barton
Cliffs Schoolhouse Cliff City Kent Eastern Shore School information, open by appointment
College Park Aviation Museum College Park Prince George's Capital Aviation Antique and reproduction airplanes, aviation artifacts associated with historic College Park Airport
Concord Point Lighthouse Havre de Grace Harford Central Maritime
Costen House Pocomoke City Worcester Eastern Shore Historic house 1870 Victorian house
Country Store & Drug Store Museum Mt. Airy Carroll Central History website, turn of the 20th century country store and pharmacy, tours by appointment
Cove Point Light Lusby Calvert Southern Maritime Operated by the Calvert Marine Museum, seasonal tours of the operating lighthouse
Cray House Stevensville Queen Anne's Eastern Shore Historic house 1809 two-room house
Darnall's Chance House Museum Upper Marlboro Prince George's Capital Historic house 1742 15-room brick house furnished to 1760
Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center Swanton Garrett Western Nature center Exhibits about the area's natural, cultural and historical heritage
Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center Frederick Frederick Western Art website, houses five galleries for art exhibits
Dickinson Gorsuch Farm Museum Cockeysville Baltimore Central Agriculture website, operated by appointment by the Historical Society of Baltimore County, farm tools and equipment
Discovery Station Hagerstown Washington Western Science Science, technology, space exploration, history, geology, health, agricultural and transportation exhibits
Doleman Black Heritage Museum Hagerstown Washington Western African American website
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Waldorf Charles Southern Historic house Home of Lincoln conspirator Dr. Samuel A. Mudd
Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society Museum Dundalk Baltimore Central Local history website, period rooms, local artifacts and photographs
Eden Mill Nature Center & Historic Mill Museum Pylesville Harford Central Nature center Natural history exhibits, historic grist mill
Ellicott City Colored School Ellicott City Howard Central African American website, tours by appointment
Ellicott City Fire Station Ellicott City Howard Central Firefighting website, open by appointment
Family Heritage Museum Friendsville Garrett Western History website, located on the 1st floor of the Friend Family Association of America
Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum Federalsburg Caroline Eastern Shore Local history website, operated by the Caroline County Historical Society
Fire Museum of Maryland Lutherville Baltimore Central Firefighting website, firefighting equipment, apparatus and memorabilia, over 50 rigs
Fort Frederick State Park Big Pool Washington Western Military Restored stone walls, 1758 barracks, exhibits, also museum about the Civilian Conservation Corps
Fort George G. Meade Museum Fort Meade Anne Arundel Central Military Historical artifacts, uniforms, weapons, tanks, photographs, documents and paintings pertaining to the history of Fort George G. Meade
Fort Washington Park Fort Washington Prince George's Capital Military Visitor center houses exhibits about the fort
Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum Emmitsburg Frederick Western Firefighting website, historic fire apparatus, equipment, uniforms
Frostburg Museum Frostburg Allegany Western Local history website, coal mining, cameras and historic photographs, band instruments, school exhibit, tools and farm implements, doll houses, local artifacts
Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum Snow Hill Worcester Eastern Shore Living 1830s village for local iron manufacturing industry
Gaithersburg Community Museum Gaithersburg Montgomery Capital Local history Historic freight house, history park and a caboose
Gaithersburg - Washington Grove V.F.D. Fire Museum Gaithersburg Montgomery Capital Firefighting website
Galesville Heritage Museum Galesville Anne Arundel Central Local history website, operated by the Galesville Heritage Society
Garrett County Historical Society Museum Oakland Garrett Western Local history website, includes model train layout, schools, coal mining, industry, culture, clothing, military, period room displays
Garrett County Transportation Museum Oakland Garrett Western Transportation website, includes carriages, sleighs, buggies, fire department artifacts and automobiles, blacksmith shop, local history displays, operated by the Garrett County Historical Society
Geddes-Piper House Chestertown Kent Eastern Shore Historic house website, 1784 Georgian brick townhouse, headquarters of the Historical Society of Kent County
Geiser-Mason Farm Museum Smithsburg Washington Western Agriculture information, open by appointment
George Alfred Townsend Museum Burkittsville Frederick Western Biographical Part of Gathland State Park, includes remains of estate of Civil War correspondent George Alfred Townsend
Goldman Art Gallery Rockville Montgomery Capital Ethnic - Jewish website, part of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
Girdletree Barnes Bank Girdletree Worcester Eastern Shore Local history Housed in an early-20th-century bank building
Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum Middle River Baltimore Central Aerospace website, aviation and aerospace history in Maryland, particularly the Glenn L. Martin Company
Glenview Mansion Art Gallery Rockville Montgomery Capital Art Changing exhibits
Goddard Visitor Center Greenbelt Prince George's Capital Aerospace Part of Goddard Space Flight Center
Gordon-Roberts House Cumberland Allegany Western Historic house website, home of the Allegany County Historical Society, Second Empire style home decorated for upper-class family life of the late 19th century
Goucher College Art Galleries Towson Baltimore Central Art Silber Art Gallery, Rosenberg Gallery and Corrin Student Gallery[2]
Government House Annapolis Anne Arundel Central Historic house Home for the governor of Maryland since 1870
Grantsville Community Museum Grantsville Garrett Western Local history website, operated by the Garrett County Historical Society
Greenbelt Museum Greenbelt Prince George's Capital Historic house website, original International Style house furnished with objects from the period of 1936-1946
Hager House Hagerstown Washington Western Historic house 1739 fieldstone frontier house
Hagerstown Aviation Museum Hagerstown Washington Western Aviation website, story of Hagerstown’s over seventy-year history of aircraft design and manufacture
Hagerstown Railroad Museum Hagerstown Washington Western Railway website, includes a steam engine, signs, signals, bells, telephones and tools that were used by railroad workers
Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum Hagerstown Washington Western Railway Area railroad history and model train layouts
Hammond-Harwood House Annapolis Anne Arundel Central Historic house 1774 mansion
Hampton National Historic Site Hampton Baltimore Central Historic house 18th-century estate including a Georgian manor house and original stone slave quarters
Hancock's Resolution Pasadena Anne Arundel Central Living 1785 farmstead park on 26 acres (110,000 m2), consists of stone house, kitchen added in the 1850s, a stone milk house, gardens, a cemetery and an active beehive, operated by the Friends of Hancock's Resolution
Hancock Museum and Visitor's Center Hancock Washington Western Local history website, natural history, orchard industry, operated by the Hancock Historical Society and the Town of Hancock
Hancock Town Museum Hancock Washington Western Local history website, antiques, tools, local artifacts, exhibits on C & O Canal, National Pike, and Western Maryland Railroad; operated by the Hancock Historical Society, also Hancock Toll House open by appointment
Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational Center Cambridge Dorchester Eastern Shore Biographical website, information, life of Harriet Tubman
Havre de Grace Decoy Museum Havre de Grace Harford Central Art website, collection of working & decorative Chesapeake Bay decoys, historical and cultural legacy of waterfowling and decoy making
Havre de Grace Maritime Museum Havre de Grace Harford Central Maritime website, collection of working & decorative Chesapeake Bay decoys, historical and cultural legacy of waterfowling and decoy making
Hays House Museum Bel Air Harford Central Historic house Operated by the Historical Society of Harford County, Colonial period house
Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Exhibit and Visitor Center Sharpsburg Washington Western Civil War Displays about the Civil War in the Washington, Carroll and Frederick County, area visitor information
Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River Essex Baltimore Central Local history website
His Lordship's Kindness Clinton Prince George's Capital Historic house 1780s Georgian mansion and plantation, also known as Poplar Hill on His Lordship's Kindness
Historic Annapolis Museum Annapolis Anne Arundel Central Local history website, also called 99 Maine Street, operated by the Historic Annapolis Foundation
Historic Port Tobacco Village Port Tobacco Charles Southern Local history information, information, costumed docents tell story of Port Tobacco from 1620 to present, tours include the Port Tobacco Courthouse, Stagg Hall, and Burch House
Historical Society of Baltimore County Cockeysville Baltimore Central County history, genealogy resources website, located in a historic almshouse
Historical Society of Carroll County Westminster Carroll Central Historic house website, operates the 1807 Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House and adjacent Shriver-Weybright Exhibition Gallery in the Kimmey House
Historical Society of Cecil County Elkton Cecil Eastern Shore Local history website, 19th-century furnishings, historic artifacts, works of art of local interest, country store, log house, the Early American kitchen and John F. DeWitt Military Museum
Historical Society of Harford County Bel Air Harford Central Local history website, local and county history artifacts, Native American rock carving collection
Historical Society of Talbot County Museum Easton Talbot Eastern Shore Local history website, also gives guided tours of three adjacent historic homes: Joseph's Cottage, James Neall House, Forman's Studio
Historic London Town and Gardens Edgewater Anne Arundel Central Multiple 23-acre (93,000 m2) park with William Brown House, a historic house museum, ongoing archaeological digs of the late-17th- and early-18th-century Londontowne, 8 acres (32,000 m2) of botanical gardens
Historic St. Mary's City St. Mary's City St. Mary's Southern Living 17th-century setting including reconstructed State House of 1676, Smith's Ordinary, the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation, a working colonial farm
Hogshead Annapolis Anne Arundel Central Historic house Operated by Historic Annapolis Foundation, 18th-century period house with Colonial-era enactors
House of Yoder Grantsville Garrett Western Historic house website, modern house of mid-18th-century-period design construction, located in Spruce Forest Artisan Village
Howard County Heritage Orientation Center Ellicott City Howard Central Local history website, exhibits on 18th- and 19th-century milling techniques, floods of Ellicott Mills, the Ellicott Family
Howard County Historical Society Ellicott City Howard Central Local history website, museum housed in the former First Presbyterian Church
Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum West Friendship Howard Central Farm website, operated by the Howard County Antique Farm Machinery Club
Huntington Railroad Museum Bowie Prince George's Capital Railway Historic Bowie Station switch tower, freight depot, and waiting shed, caboose
Hyattstown Mill Hyattstown Montgomery Capital Art website, historic mill housing the Hyattstown Mill Arts Project
Irvin Allen/Michael Cresap Museum Oldtown Allegany Western Historic house Also known as Michael Cresap Museum, 1764 stone house with period furnishings, open by appointment and for special events
Irvine Nature Center Owings Mills Baltimore Central Natural history Set on 116 acres (0.47 km2) of land, exhibits focus on the animals, plants and environment of the Piedmont woodlands, wetlands and meadows
James E. Kirwan Museum Stevensville Queen Anne's Eastern Shore Historic house website, operated by the Kent Island Heritage Society
Janus Museum Washington Grove Montgomery Capital Art Facebook site, work and collections of Allan Janus
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum St. Leonard Calvert Southern Archaeology Home of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory
Jerusalem Mill Village Jerusalem Harford Central Living Located in Gunpowder Falls State Park, Quaker village demonstrating 18th- through early-20th-century life
J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum Crisfield Somerset Eastern Shore Local history Traces the history of the Maryland lower shore
John Poole House Poolesville Montgomery Capital Historic house website, operated by Historic Medley, 1793 log house and general store, includes E.L. Stock, Jr. Memorial Arboretum
Josiah Henson Park North Bethesda Montgomery Capital African American website, located on the old Isaac Riley Farm where Reverend Josiah Henson lived and worked as a slave from 1795 to 1830. His 1849 autobiography inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe's landmark novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Julia A. Purnell Museum Snow Hill Worcester Eastern Shore Local history Kitchen and hearth exhibits, Victorian clothing and adornments, machines and tools, general store
Kennedy Farm Sharpsburg Washington Western Historic house Place where John Brown planned and began his raid on Harpers Ferry, open by appointment
Kent Museum Kennedyville Kent Eastern Shore Agriculture information, agricultural equipment and antique household items
King Dairy Barn Mooseum Germantown Montgomery Capital Agriculture website, dairy farming
Kingsley Schoolhouse Clarksburg Montgomery Capital School website, late-19th-century one-room schoolhouse
Kitzmiller Coal Mining Museum Kitzmiller Garrett Western Industry - mining information and photos, open by appointment
Ladew Topiary Gardens Monkton Harford Central Historic house Includes the manor house with antique English furniture, equestrian paintings and fox hunting memorabilia
La Grange Plantation Cambridge Dorchester Eastern Shore Open air Home of the Dorchester County Historical Society, includes mid-19th-century Georgian Meredith House with period rooms, exhibits on local history, agriculture, domestic life, antique transportation vehicles, trade tools
Lamar Surgical Suite and Civil War Museum Middletown Frederick Western Medical website, home of the Central Maryland Heritage League, turn-of-the-century rural medical sanitarium, open by appointment
La Plata Train Station La Plata Charles Southern Railway information, station and caboose
Latvian Museum Rockville Montgomery Capital Ethnic Latvian costumes and textiles, original and reproduction farm tools, examples of traditional crafts
Laurel Museum Laurel Prince George's Capital Local history Operated by the Laurel Historical Society, mill town roots, railroad connections, African-American community, early suburban experiences, schools, fire department, shops, banks, Main Street
Mansion House Art Center Hagerstown Washington Western Art website, 1846 Georgian-style house, headquarters for the Valley Art Association
Marietta House Museum Glenn Dale Prince George's Capital Historic house Federal style mansion furnished to reflect three generations from 1815 to 1902
Marion Station Railroad Museum Marion Somerset Eastern Shore Railway website
Maryland Dove St. Mary's City St. Mary's Southern Maritime Re-creation of a late-17th-century trading ship
Maryland State House Annapolis Anne Arundel Central State capitol Oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use, dating to 1772
Maryland Veterans Memorial Museum Newburg Charles Southern Military website
Massey Air Museum Massey Kent Eastern Shore Aviation website, located at the Massey Aerodrome, collection of small aircraft from the 30s to 50s, also puts on air shows
McMahon's Mill Civil War Military & American Heritage Museum Williamsport Washington Western History website, open by appointment, military weapons and artifacts, ceramic art, brass rubbings, antique record players, coins, jewelry
Miller House Museum Hagerstown Washington Western Historic house Federal period brick townhouse, home of the Washington County Historical Society
Mitchell Gallery Annapolis Anne Arundel Central Art website, part of St. John's College
Monocacy National Battlefield Frederick Frederick Western Civil War Visitor center houses interpretive displays and artifacts from the Battle of Monocacy Junction
Montpelier Mansion Laurel Prince George's Capital Historic house 1780s five-part Georgian home with period rooms
Mount Aventine Bryans Road Charles Southern Historic house Located in Chapman State Park, mid 19th-century manor house, open for events
Mount Calvert Historical & Archaeological Park Upper Marlboro Prince George's Capital Archaeology website, includes outdoor interpretive panels highlighting area's cultural history and a restored plantation house with exhibits about the Native Americans, English Colonists and African Americans at Mount Calvert, as well as artifacts from the ongoing archaeological digs
Mount Harmon Plantation Earleville Cecil Eastern Shore Historic house 18th-century tobacco plantation on 290 acres (1.2 km2)
Mount Savage Museum Bank and Jail Mount Savage Allegany Western Local history website, restored 1800s miners home with exhibits about the Mt. Savage Iron Works, railroad, brick and mining industries, operated by the Mount Savage Historical Society
Mt. Zion One Room School Museum Snow Hill Worcester Eastern Shore School 19th-century one-room school
Museum of Frederick County History Frederick Frederick Western Local history website, operated by the Historical Society of Frederick County, exhibits of historical artifacts, decorative and fine arts that tell the story of Frederick County, Maryland
Museum of Rural Life Denton Caroline Eastern Shore Open air website, operated by the Caroline County Historical Society, features 4 18th and 19th-century period houses
Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture Salisbury Wicomico Eastern Shore Local history website, changing exhibits from its collections, part of Salisbury University
National Capitol Radio & Television Museum Bowie Prince George's Capital Media History of radio and television from the telegraph through the rise of television
National Capital Trolley Museum Colesville Montgomery Capital Railway Historic trolleys used in Washington D.C.
National Children's Museum National Harbor Prince George's Capital Children's Planned museum scheduled to open in 2012
National Colonial Farm Accokeek Prince George's Capital Living 1770s tobacco planting farm
National Cryptologic Museum Fort Meade Anne Arundel Central Military Exhibits include working World War II German Enigma machine, a bombe used to break it, and displays covering the history of American cryptology
National Electronics Museum Linthicum Anne Arundel Central Technology Telegraph, radio, radar and satellite equipment
National Institutes of Health Visitor Center and Nobel Laureate Exhibit Hall Bethesda Montgomery Capital Medical Scientific and medical research that improves human health and prevents disease,[3] also additional exhibits on display in several campus locations[4] including the DeWitt Stetten, Jr., Museum of Medical Research[5]
National Museum of Civil War Medicine Frederick Frederick Western Medical Medical care during the Civil War, advancements in treatment
National Museum of Health and Medicine Silver Spring Montgomery Capital Medical Located in Forest Glen Annex
National Museum of Language College Park Prince George's Capital Language The world's languages, their origins, alphabets, and evolution
National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Emmitsburg Frederick Western Religious Shrine to Elizabeth Ann Seton, also contains museum of her life and canonization, video/orientation theater, restored 1750 Stone House, 1810 White House, Basilica, cemetery and chapel
National Wildlife Visitor Center at Patuxent Research Refuge Laurel Prince George's Capital Natural history Work at the refuge, global environmental issues, migratory bird studies, habitats, endangered species, research tools and techniques used by scientists
New Windsor Museum New Windsor Carroll Central Local history website, operated by the New Windsor Heritage Committee
Northampton Plantation Slave Quarters Lake Arbor Prince George's Capital Open air Ruins of the manor house, its outbuildings and roads, and the remains of two slave quarters[6]
Oakley Cabin African American Museum and Park Brookeville Montgomery Capital Historic house website, early-19th-century African American-owned log cabin, site on the Underground Railroad
Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum Ocean City Worcester Eastern Shore Maritime Exhibits on storms, sea life, life-saving in Ocean City, sand collection, aquariums, doll houses
Old Jail Museum Leonardtown St. Mary's Southern Local history website, home for St. Mary's County Historical Society archives, also local history artifacts
Old Stevensville Post Office Stevensville Queen Anne's Eastern Shore Historic site Part of the Historic Sites Consortium of Queen Anne's County
Old Town Hall Bank Museum and Exhibit Hall Poolesville Montgomery Capital Local history website, operated by Historic Medley
Original Playhouse Children's Museum New Market Frederick Western Children's website, historic fire apparatus, equipment, uniforms
Oxford Museum (Maryland) Oxford Talbot Eastern Shore Local history website
Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm Oxon Hill Prince George's Capital Farm Historic Mount Welby plantation home and working Oxon Hill Farm
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Lexington Park St. Mary's Southern Aviation Heritage of the research, development, test and evaluation of naval aircraft
Patuxent Rural Museums Upper Marlboro Prince George's Capital History website, includes Duvall Tool Museum, Blacksmith Shop & Farriar and Tack Shop, Tobacco Farming Museum, Duckett Cabin, Sears Roebuck and Company 1923 Simplex Sectional House
Paw Paw Museum Port Deposit Cecil Eastern Shore Local history Facebook site
Pemberton Hall Salisbury Wicomico Eastern Shore Historic house Part of Pemberton Historical Park, 1741 plantation home
Perryville Railway Museum Perryville Cecil Eastern Shore Railway Area railroad history, model trail layout, also a MARC commuter railroad station
Piney Point Light Piney Point St. Mary's Southern Lighthouse Includes lighthouse, museum and historic boat display
Piscataway Indian Museum Waldorf Charles Southern Native American website, history and culture of the Piscataway tribe and other native peoples
Point Lookout Light Scotland St. Mary's Southern Maritime
Point Lookout State Park Scotland St. Mary's Southern Civil War Houses the Civil War Museum/Marshland Nature Center, open on weekends
Poplar Hill Mansion Salisbury Wicomico Eastern Shore Historic house Circa 1795 mansion on National Register of Historic Places
Port Republic School Number 7 Port Republic Calvert Southern School website, one room schoolhouse
Queen Anne's Museum of Eastern Shore Life Centreville Queen Anne's Eastern Shore Local history website, part of the Historic Sites Consortium of Queen Anne's County, antique farm implements, tools, watermen's items, blacksmith shop, Native American artifacts
Queenstown Colonial Courthouse Queenstown Queen Anne's Eastern Shore Historic site website, part of the Historic Sites Consortium of Queen Anne's County
Queponco Railway Station Newark Worcester Eastern Shore Railway Historic railway station
Ratner Museum Bethesda Montgomery Capital Art website, a walk through the Hebrew Bible via visual arts
R. Frank Jones Museum Snow Hill Worcester Eastern Shore Local history Located at Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, exhibits on local history and processing of pig iron
Richardson Maritime Museum Cambridge Dorchester Eastern Shore Maritime website, models of Chesapeake Bay traditional wooden sailing vessels, boatbuilders' tools and watermen's artifacts;
Ridgeley Rosenwald School Capitol Heights Prince George's Capital School website, historic segregated school that served area African American children until the 1950s
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum Ocean City Worcester Eastern Shore Amusement
Riversdale Riverdale Prince George's Capital Historic house Early-19th-century Federal-style plantation home
Rock Hall Museum (Rock Hall, Maryland) Rock Hall Kent Eastern Shore Local history website, watermen, decoys, ship models, local artifacts
Roger Brooke Taney House Frederick Frederick Western Historic house website, owned by the Historical Society of Frederick County, home of fifth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court Roger Brooke Taney, site includes the house, detached kitchen, root cellar, smokehouse and slaves quarters
Rose Hill Manor Park & Children's Museum Frederick Frederick Western Open air Includes the late-18th-century historic home, garden, ice house, smokehouse, blacksmith shop, carriage museum, log cabin and farm museum
Salisbury University Art Galleries Salisbury Wicomico Eastern Shore Art University Gallery, Electronic Gallery and Gallery at Downtown Campus[7]
Sandy Spring Museum Sandy Spring Montgomery Capital Local history website
Sandy Spring Slave Museum & Art Gallery Sandy Spring Montgomery Capital History website, slave experience, open by appointment
Schifferstadt Architectural Museum Frederick Frederick Western Historic house 1756 colonial German house, owned by the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation
Seabrook Schoolhouse Lanham Prince George's Capital School website, 1896 one-room schoolhouse, open by appointment
Seneca Schoolhouse Museum Seneca Montgomery Capital School website, operated by Historic Medley
Sharptown Historical Museum Salisbury Wicomico Eastern Shore Local history information
Silver Spring Historical Society Silver Spring Montgomery Capital Local history website
Smallwood State Park Marbury Charles Southern Historic house Houses Smallwood's Retreat, 1760 plantation home of William Smallwood
Smithsburg Town Museum Smithsburg Washington Western Local history website, operated by the Smithsburg Historical Society
Sotterley Plantation Hollywood St. Mary's Southern Historic house 18th-century plantation home, slave cabin and outbuildings on 95 acres (380,000 m2)
South Dorchester Folk Museum Church Creek Dorchester Eastern Shore History Preserves the heritage & history of the southern areas of Dorchester County. Website
South Mountain Heritage Society Burkittsville Frederick Western Local history website, themes include commerce, industry, religion, community, African American, and Civil War
Spocott Windmill Cambridge Dorchester Eastern Shore Open air website, includes replica 19th-century post windmill, miller's cottage, blacksmith shop, country store and museum
Spruce Forest Artisan Village Grantsville Garrett Western Multiple website, arts and heritage center with resident and visiting artisans demonstrating their craft, living history programs and several historic house museums
Star Toys Museum Linthicum Anne Arundel Central Toy website, private collection of Star Wars toys and collectibles, open by appointment
St. Clement's Island Museum Colton's Point St. Mary's Southern History website, Maryland’s earliest history and Potomac River heritage, includes Little Red Schoolhouse, also known as Potomac River Museum
Steppingstone Museum Havre de Grace Harford Central Living Preserves & demonstrates rural arts & crafts of the 1880-1920 period, includes Victorian farmhouse, blacksmith, joiner, woodwright, copper, potter, wheelwright, dairy farmer, spinner and weaver
Stevensville Train Depot Stevensville Queen Anne's Eastern Shore Railway Part of the Historic Sites Consortium of Queen Anne's County
St. Martin's Episcopal Church Museum Showell Worcester Eastern Shore Church 1764 Georgian brick church
St. Michaels Museum at St. Mary's Square St. Michaels Talbot Eastern Shore Local history website
Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine Rockville Montgomery Capital Medical Operated by the Montgomery County Historical Society at the Beall-Dawson House, one room doctor's office
Strawbridge Shrine New Windsor Carroll Central Biographical website, home of Robert Strawbridge, founder of American Methodism, open by appointment
Strathmore North Bethesda Montgomery Capital Art Music performing center, art exhibitions and outdoor sculpture park
Sturgis One Room School Museum Pocomoke City Worcester Eastern Shore School Historic African American one-room school
Sudlersville Train Station Museum Sudlersville Queen Anne's Eastern Shore Local history website, memorabilia of baseball player Jimmy Foxx
Surratt House Museum Clinton Prince George's Capital Historic house Mid-19th-century home of Mary Surratt, safe house for the Confederate underground, exhibits about the Lincoln conspiracy
Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House Havre de Grace Harford Central Local history website, restored canal lock house with local history exhibits and living history special events
Susquehanna State Park Havre de Grace Harford Central Multiple Contains historic Rock Run Grist Mill and Rock Run House, a 14 room stone mansion built in 1804
Sykesville Colored Schoolhouse Museum Sykesville Carroll Central School website, open by appointment
Sykesville Gate House Museum of History Sykesville Carroll Central Local history website
Taylor's Island Museum Taylors Island Dorchester Eastern Shore Local history website, open by appointment
Teackle Mansion Princess Anne Somerset Eastern Shore Historic house Federal era, Neoclassical style house built between 1802 and 1819
Thomas Isaac Log Cabin Ellicott City Howard Central Historic house website, 1780 rustic log cabin
Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Annapolis Anne Arundel Central Maritime Guided tours of the lighthouse, arrival by boat
Thomas Stone National Historic Site Port Tobacco Charles Southern Historic house 1770s house of Thomas Stone, a signer of the Declaration of Independence
Thrasher Carriage Museum Frostburg Allegany Western Transportation website, horse-drawn vehicles include pleasure vehicles, funeral wagons, sleighs, carts, and more in a renovated 19th-century warehouse
Tilghman Watermen's Museum Tilghman Island Talbot Eastern Shore Maritime website, island's watermen, tools, boat models, art
Tolchester Beach Museum Tolchester Beach Kent Eastern Shore History website, museum about the closed Tolchester Amusement Park
Tory House/107 House Charlestown Cecil Eastern Shore Historic house information
Townsend House & Pullen Museum Catonsville Baltimore Central Historic house website, operated by the Catonsville Historical Society; 18th-century house decorated with 18th- & 19th-century furnishings, museum contains local artifacts, miniature houses, historical prints and paintings, model trains, Indian arrowheads
The Train Room and Museum Hagerstown Washington Western Railway website, one of the largest operating O-gauge model railroad displays in the East Coast, railroad memorabilia, toys
Tucker House (Maryland) Centreville Queen Anne's Eastern Shore Historic house website, 1794 home, office of the Queen Anne’s County Historical Society, period rooms
Tudor Hall Leonardtown St. Mary's Southern Local history 18th-century 14-room mansion, operated by the St. Mary's County Historical Society, exhibits of local history on 1st floor
Tudor Hall Bel Air Harford Central Historic house Mid 19th-century Gothic Revival cottage
Turkey Point Light Station North East Cecil Eastern Shore Maritime Located in Elk Neck State Park, lighthouse open for tours
Union Mills Homestead Westminster Carroll Central Historic house Turn-of-the-19th-century house and grist mill
Upper Bay Museum North East Cecil Eastern Shore Maritime website, decoys, gunning rigs, antique marine engines, mahogany miniatures
U.S. Naval Academy Museum Annapolis Anne Arundel Central Maritime American naval history, ship models, flags, marine art, artifacts
Vienna Heritage Museum Vienna Dorchester Eastern Shore Local history website
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art Salisbury Wicomico Eastern Shore Art Part of Salisbury University, wildfowl carvings, antique working decoys, contemporary sculpture and painting
Walkersville Southern Railroad Museum Walkersville Frederick Western Heritage railways Heritage railroad and museum
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Hagerstown Washington Western Art 19th-century and early-20th-century American Art, Old Masters
Washington County Rural Heritage Museum Boonsboro Washington Western Agriculture website, early rural life in Washington County, farm equipment, tools, country store
Waterfront Warehouse Annapolis Anne Arundel Central Local history Historic Annapolis Foundation, exhibits on state and area history
Waterman's Museum Rock Hall Kent Eastern Shore Maritime information, exhibits on oystering, crabbing, and fishing, reproduction of a shanty house, local carvings and boats
Western Maryland Railway Station Cumberland Allegany Western Railway Starting point and museum of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
Western Maryland Railway Historical Society Museum Union Bridge Carroll Central Railway Western Maryland Railway artifacts and memorabilia, N-Scale model railroad
William F. Moran, Jr. Museum Middletown Frederick Western Technology website, working bladesmith shop with museum about hand forged knives and blacksmith metalwork
William Paca House & Garden Annapolis Anne Arundel Central Historic house 1760s five-part Georgian brick home of William Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; operated by the Historic Annapolis Foundation
William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History Linthicum Anne Arundel Central Medical Part of the American Urological Association, history and science of urology
Williamsport Town Museum Williamsport Washington Western Local history Located in a historic barn
Woodlawn Manor Museum Sandy Spring Montgomery Capital Living website, 18th-century brick manor house, stone barn and outbuildings
Wright's Chance Centreville Queen Anne's Eastern Shore Historic house website, 1744 plantation house, one room deep and two rooms wide, operated by the Queen Anne’s County Historical Society
Wye Grist Mill Wye Mills Queen Anne's Eastern Shore Mill Restored grist mill dating back to the 17th century

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bjorlee Museum". City of Frederick. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Art Galleries". Goucher College. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "NIH Visitor Center and Nobel Laureate Exhibit Hall". National Insitute of Health. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "VISITORS INFORMATION". National Institute of Health. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "DeWitt Stetten, Jr., Museum of Medical Research". OFFICE OF NIH HISTORY. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Archaeology & Native Americans... in Historic Prince George's County". Prince George's County, Maryland Tourism. Prince George's County, Maryland Conference & Visitors Bureau. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "SU Art Galleries". Salisbury University. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
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  9. ^ http://www.acurse.com/hunt_dimemuseum.html
  10. ^ "End of an Era for Baltimore's Curiosity Museum". NPR. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  11. ^ "Homestead | Get a site, Get found. Get customers". Antiqtoymuseum.com. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  12. ^ "Historic Ellicott City, MD - Bagpipe Museum". Ellicottcity.net. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  13. ^ http://www.richardsonmuseum.org/files/BrannockMerger.pdf
  14. ^ "Christian Heritage Museum". Trip Advisor. March 4, 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014. This location is no longer a museum 
  15. ^ "contemporary.org". contemporary.org. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
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  17. ^ "kilokat's ANTIQUE LIGHT BULB site : Dr. Hugh Hicks". Bulbcollector.com. 2002-05-08. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  18. ^ "photos". Angelfire.com. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  19. ^ "mum.org". mum.org. 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  20. ^ "Museum of Menstruation - Closed, New Carrollton, Maryland". Roadsideamerica.com. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  21. ^ "Playwisekids". Yelp. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  22. ^ "presidentialpetmuseum.com". presidentialpetmuseum.com. 2014-04-14. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  23. ^ "Local Funding Cuts Doom Western Md. Transport Museum". CBS Baltimore. July 25, 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  24. ^ "Ripken Museum". Ballpark Reviews. Retrieved 17 November 2014. The museum was located in downtown Aberdeen, just a few miles from Ripken Stadium. Unfortunately, the Ripken Museum has now closed and there are no plans to reopen it. There had been talk of creating a museum at Ripken Stadium, but apparently this fell through. 
  25. ^ "Army Ordnance Museum". Ordmusfound.org. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  26. ^ "MCHS closes Waters House History Center". Montgomery County Historical Society. June 21, 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  27. ^ "Ocean City Antique Car Museum Closing Doors". CBS Baltimore. November 25, 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  28. ^ "Wheels of Yesterday". Yelp. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 

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