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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NameLocationCountyRegionArea of studySummary
Aberdeen Room Archives & MuseumAberdeenHarfordCentralLocal historywebsite
Academy Art MuseumEastonTalbotEastern ShoreArtwebsite, works on paper and contemporary works by American and European masters
Adkins Historical MuseumMardela SpringsWicomicoEastern ShoreOpen airwebsite, eight historic buildings and the gravestones of a Revolutionary War patriot and his wife, buildings open by appointment
African American Heritage HouseLa PlataCharlesSouthernAfrican Americaninformation, slavery and African American culture in 19th–20th-century Charles County, open by appointment
African American Schoolhouse MuseumWortonKentEastern ShoreSchoolinformation, open by appointment
African Art Museum of MarylandColumbiaHowardCentralArtwebsite, masks, sculptured figures, textiles, basketry, jewelry, household items, and musical instruments from Africa
Agricultural History Farm ParkDerwoodMontgomeryCapitalAgriculturewebsite, 10-acre (40,000 m2) complex with historic 1908 Bussard Farmstead farmhouse, barn, assorted farm buildings and an activity center
Airmen Memorial MuseumSuitlandPrince George'sCapitalMilitarywebsite, history of enlisted airmen from 1907 to the present day
Albin O. Kuhn Library & GalleryCatonsvilleBaltimoreCentralArtPart of University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Allegany MuseumCumberlandAlleganyWesternLocal historywebsite, exhibits include transportation, natural history, changing life, industry, folk art
American Red Cross Information & History CenterWalkersvilleFrederickWesternHistorywebsite, history of the American Red Cross and the Frederick County Chapter
Annapolis Maritime MuseumAnnapolisAnne ArundelCentralMaritimewebsite, maritime environment and culture of the Chesapeake Bay area, includes Barge House Museum
Anne Arundel County Free SchoolDavidsonvilleAnne ArundelCentralEducationOne room colonial school
Annmarie GardenSolomonsCalvertSouthernArtwebsite, 30-acre (120,000 m2) outdoor sculpture park and arts building for exhibits, classes and workshops
Antietam National BattlefieldSharpsburgWashingtonWesternCivil WarIncludes 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 MarylandCollege ParkPrince George'sCapitalArtExhibition 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 & GallerySalisburyWicomicoEastern ShoreArtwebsite, visual arts center
B&O Railroad Museum: Ellicott City StationEllicott CityHowardCentralRailwayOldest surviving railroad station in America, freight house features 40-foot (12 m) HO-gauge model train
Bainbridge Naval Training Center MuseumPort DepositCecilEastern ShoreMilitarywebsite, history of United States Naval Training Center
Ballestone-Stansbury HouseEssexBaltimoreCentralHistoric house19th-century-period house with American Decorative arts from 1780-1880
Banneker-Douglass MuseumAnnapolisAnne ArundelCentralAfrican AmericanBlack life in Maryland, African and African American art, important African American Marylanders
Barbara Fritchie House and MuseumFrederickFrederickWesternHistoric houseReconstructed early-19th-century house
Barren Creek Springs Heritage Center and MuseumMardela SpringsWicomicoEastern ShoreLocal historywebsite, operated by the Westside Historical Society, includes the museum, Barren Creek Springs Church and Barren Creek Springhouse
Barron's C & O Canal Museum & Country StoreSharpsburgWashingtonWesternHistoryinformation, C&O Canal artifacts, located at Snyder's Landing
Beall-Dawson HouseRockvilleMontgomeryCapitalHistoric houseOperated 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 HouseFrederickFrederickWesternHistoric housewebsite, 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 MuseumHagerstownWashingtonWesternHistorywebsite, 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 MansionBowiePrince George'sCapitalHistoric houseFive-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 MuseumBowiePrince George'sCapitalHistoric siteHorse stable museum
Belmont Manor and Historic ParkElkridgeHowardCentralHistoric houseMid 18th century manor house and park
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and MuseumCatonsvilleBaltimoreCentralBiographicalwebsite, 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 HouseLinthicumAnne ArundelCentralHistoric houseOperated by the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society
Betterton Heritage MuseumBettertonKentEastern ShoreLocal historyinformation
Billingsley House MuseumUpper MarlboroPrince George'sCapitalHistoric housewebsite, brick Tidewater Colonial plantation house that sits on 430 acres (1.7 km2)
Bjorlee MuseumFredericFrederickWesternEducationHistory of the Maryland School for the Deaf[1]
Blackwater National Wildlife RefugeCambridgeDorchesterEastern ShoreNatural historyVisitors center contains wildlife exhibits, bird-watching cameras and viewing areas
Bob's Vintage MuseumColumbiaHowardCentralTransportationwebsite, historic BMW motorcycles, parts and accessories, trophies, collectibles, BMW toys and scale models, advertising
Boonsborough Museum of HistoryBoonsboroWashingtonWesternLocal historywebsite, Civil War and local history artifacts
Boonsboro Trolley MuseumBoonsboroWashingtonWesternRailwaywebsite, restored trolley station and cars
Bowman HouseBoonsboroWashingtonWesternHistoric house19th-century log house, operated by the Boonsboro Historical Society
Boyds Negro SchoolSandy SpringMontgomeryCapitalSchoolwebsite, 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 & MuseumCumberlandAlleganyWesternDecorative artswebsite, 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 MuseumChesapeake BeachCalvertSouthernHistoryThis 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 MuseumBrunswickFrederickWesternRailwayDemonstrates the effect of railroads on society in a company town
Button Farm Living History CenterGermantownMontgomeryCapitalLivingwebsite, 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 MuseumChesapeake CityCecilEastern ShoreTransportation - CanalHistory of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal
Calvert Marine MuseumSolomonsCalvertSouthernMaritimeTraditional 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 HouseBerlinWorcesterEastern ShoreHistoric house19th-century house museum with gallery of local memorabilia; operated by the Berlin Heritage Foundation
Canal PlaceCumberlandAlleganyWesternTransportationLocation 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 MuseumShady SideAnne ArundelCentralMaritimeOperated by the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society; watermen's museum in an 1860 house
Carroll County Farm MuseumWestminsterCarrollCentralOpen airMid-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 MuseumElktonCecilEastern ShoreAgriculturewebsite
Center for Art, Design and Visual CultureCatonsvilleBaltimoreCentralArtArt gallery of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, manages the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park
Charles Carroll House of AnnapolisAnnapolisAnne ArundelCentralHistoric housewebsite, home of Charles Carroll of Annapolis, (1702-1782), and Charles Carroll of Carrollton, (1737-1832)
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical ParkVariousTransportation - CanalVisitor 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 MuseumSt. MichaelsTalbotEastern ShoreMaritimeChesapeake Bay maritime, historical and Native American artifacts, visual arts and indigenous water craft
Chesapeake Beach Railway MuseumChesapeake BeachCalvertSouthernRailwayHistory of Chesapeake Beach Railway, also local history
Chesapeake Children's MuseumAnnapolisAnne ArundelCentralChildren'swebsite
Chesapeake Fire MuseumHebronWicomicoEastern ShoreFirefighting
Chestertown RiverArtsChestertownKentEastern ShoreArtwebsite, community art center with an exhibit gallery
Choptank River Heritage CenterDentonCarolineEastern ShoreMaritimewebsite, operated by the Caroline County Historical Society, reconstruction of 19th-century steamboat wharf and two skipjack boats
Choptank River LightCambridgeDorchesterEastern ShoreMaritimeReplica lighthouse open for tours
Clara Barton National Historic SiteGlen EchoMontgomeryCapitalBiographicalEarly history of the American Red Cross and the last home of its founder, Clara Barton
Cliffs SchoolhouseCliff CityKentEastern ShoreSchoolinformation, open by appointment
College Park Aviation MuseumCollege ParkPrince George'sCapitalAviationAntique and reproduction airplanes, aviation artifacts associated with historic College Park Airport
Concord Point LighthouseHavre de GraceHarfordCentralMaritime
Costen HousePocomoke CityWorcesterEastern ShoreHistoric house1870 Victorian house
Country Store & Drug Store MuseumMt. AiryCarrollCentralHistorywebsite, turn of the 20th century country store and pharmacy, tours by appointment
Cove Point LightLusbyCalvertSouthernMaritimeOperated by the Calvert Marine Museum, seasonal tours of the operating lighthouse
Cray HouseStevensvilleQueen Anne'sEastern ShoreHistoric house1809 two-room house
Darnall's Chance House MuseumUpper MarlboroPrince George'sCapitalHistoric house1742 15-room brick house furnished to 1760
Deep Creek Lake Discovery CenterSwantonGarrettWesternNature centerExhibits about the area's natural, cultural and historical heritage
Delaplaine Visual Arts Education CenterFrederickFrederickWesternArtwebsite, houses five galleries for art exhibits
Dickinson Gorsuch Farm MuseumCockeysvilleBaltimoreCentralAgriculturewebsite, operated by appointment by the Historical Society of Baltimore County, farm tools and equipment
Discovery StationHagerstownWashingtonWesternScienceScience, technology, space exploration, history, geology, health, agricultural and transportation exhibits
Doleman Black Heritage MuseumHagerstownWashingtonWesternAfrican Americanwebsite
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd HouseWaldorfCharlesSouthernHistoric houseHome of Lincoln conspirator Dr. Samuel A. Mudd
Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society MuseumDundalkBaltimoreCentralLocal historywebsite, period rooms, local artifacts and photographs
Eden Mill Nature Center & Historic Mill MuseumPylesvilleHarfordCentralNature centerNatural history exhibits, historic grist mill
Ellicott City Colored SchoolEllicott CityHowardCentralAfrican Americanwebsite, tours by appointment
Ellicott City Fire StationEllicott CityHowardCentralFirefightingwebsite, open by appointment
Family Heritage MuseumFriendsvilleGarrettWesternHistorywebsite, located on the 1st floor of the Friend Family Association of America
Federalsburg Area Heritage MuseumFederalsburgCarolineEastern ShoreLocal historywebsite, operated by the Caroline County Historical Society
Fire Museum of MarylandLuthervilleBaltimoreCentralFirefightingwebsite, firefighting equipment, apparatus and memorabilia, over 50 rigs
Fort Frederick State ParkBig PoolWashingtonWesternMilitaryRestored stone walls, 1758 barracks, exhibits, also museum about the Civilian Conservation Corps
Fort George G. Meade MuseumFort MeadeAnne ArundelCentralMilitaryHistorical artifacts, uniforms, weapons, tanks, photographs, documents and paintings pertaining to the history of Fort George G. Meade
Fort Washington ParkFort WashingtonPrince George'sCapitalMilitaryVisitor center houses exhibits about the fort
Frederick County Fire & Rescue MuseumEmmitsburgFrederickWesternFirefightingwebsite, historic fire apparatus, equipment, uniforms
Frostburg MuseumFrostburgAlleganyWesternLocal historywebsite, coal mining, cameras and historic photographs, band instruments, school exhibit, tools and farm implements, doll houses, local artifacts
Furnace Town Living Heritage MuseumSnow HillWorcesterEastern ShoreLiving1830s village for local iron manufacturing industry
Gaithersburg Community MuseumGaithersburgMontgomeryCapitalLocal historyHistoric freight house, history park and a caboose
Gaithersburg - Washington Grove V.F.D. Fire MuseumGaithersburgMontgomeryCapitalFirefightingwebsite
Galesville Heritage MuseumGalesvilleAnne ArundelCentralLocal historywebsite, operated by the Galesville Heritage Society
Garrett County Historical Society MuseumOaklandGarrettWesternLocal historywebsite, includes model train layout, schools, coal mining, industry, culture, clothing, military, period room displays
Garrett County Transportation MuseumOaklandGarrettWesternTransportationwebsite, includes carriages, sleighs, buggies, fire department artifacts and automobiles, blacksmith shop, local history displays, operated by the Garrett County Historical Society
Geddes-Piper HouseChestertownKentEastern ShoreHistoric housewebsite, 1784 Georgian brick townhouse, headquarters of the Historical Society of Kent County
Geiser-Mason Farm MuseumSmithsburgWashingtonWesternAgricultureinformation, open by appointment
George Alfred Townsend MuseumBurkittsvilleFrederickWesternBiographicalPart of Gathland State Park, includes remains of estate of Civil War correspondent George Alfred Townsend
Goldman Art GalleryRockvilleMontgomeryCapitalEthnic - Jewishwebsite, part of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
Girdletree Barnes BankGirdletreeWorcesterEastern ShoreLocal historyHoused in an early-20th-century bank building
Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation MuseumMiddle RiverBaltimoreCentralAerospacewebsite, aviation and aerospace history in Maryland, particularly the Glenn L. Martin Company
Glenview Mansion Art GalleryRockvilleMontgomeryCapitalArtChanging exhibits
Goddard Visitor CenterGreenbeltPrince George'sCapitalAerospacePart of Goddard Space Flight Center
Gordon-Roberts HouseCumberlandAlleganyWesternHistoric housewebsite, 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 GalleriesTowsonBaltimoreCentralArtSilber Art Gallery, Rosenberg Gallery and Corrin Student Gallery[2]
Government HouseAnnapolisAnne ArundelCentralHistoric houseHome for the governor of Maryland since 1870
Grantsville Community MuseumGrantsvilleGarrettWesternLocal historywebsite, operated by the Garrett County Historical Society
Greenbelt MuseumGreenbeltPrince George'sCapitalHistoric housewebsite, original International Style house furnished with objects from the period of 1936-1946
Hager HouseHagerstownWashingtonWesternHistoric house1739 fieldstone frontier house
Hagerstown Aviation MuseumHagerstownWashingtonWesternAviationwebsite, story of Hagerstown’s over seventy-year history of aircraft design and manufacture
Hagerstown Railroad MuseumHagerstownWashingtonWesternRailwaywebsite, includes a steam engine, signs, signals, bells, telephones and tools that were used by railroad workers
Hagerstown Roundhouse MuseumHagerstownWashingtonWesternRailwayArea railroad history and model train layouts
Hammond-Harwood HouseAnnapolisAnne ArundelCentralHistoric house1774 mansion
Hampton National Historic SiteHamptonBaltimoreCentralHistoric house18th-century estate including a Georgian manor house and original stone slave quarters
Hancock's ResolutionPasadenaAnne ArundelCentralLiving1785 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 CenterHancockWashingtonWesternLocal historywebsite, natural history, orchard industry, operated by the Hancock Historical Society and the Town of Hancock
Hancock Town MuseumHancockWashingtonWesternLocal historywebsite, 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 CenterCambridgeDorchesterEastern ShoreBiographicalwebsite, information, life of Harriet Tubman
Havre de Grace Decoy MuseumHavre de GraceHarfordCentralArtwebsite, collection of working & decorative Chesapeake Bay decoys, historical and cultural legacy of waterfowling and decoy making
Havre de Grace Maritime MuseumHavre de GraceHarfordCentralMaritimewebsite, collection of working & decorative Chesapeake Bay decoys, historical and cultural legacy of waterfowling and decoy making
Hays House MuseumBel AirHarfordCentralHistoric houseOperated by the Historical Society of Harford County, Colonial period house
Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Exhibit and Visitor CenterSharpsburgWashingtonWesternCivil WarDisplays about the Civil War in the Washington, Carroll and Frederick County, area visitor information
Heritage Society of Essex and Middle RiverEssexBaltimoreCentralLocal historywebsite
His Lordship's KindnessClintonPrince George'sCapitalHistoric house1780s Georgian mansion and plantation, also known as Poplar Hill on His Lordship's Kindness
Historic Annapolis MuseumAnnapolisAnne ArundelCentralLocal historywebsite, also called 99 Maine Street, operated by the Historic Annapolis Foundation
Historic Port Tobacco VillagePort TobaccoCharlesSouthernLocal historyinformation, 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 CountyCockeysvilleBaltimoreCentralCounty history, genealogy resourceswebsite, located in a historic almshouse
Historical Society of Carroll CountyWestminsterCarrollCentralHistoric housewebsite, operates the 1807 Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House and adjacent Shriver-Weybright Exhibition Gallery in the Kimmey House
Historical Society of Cecil CountyElktonCecilEastern ShoreLocal historywebsite, 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 CountyBel AirHarfordCentralLocal historywebsite, local and county history artifacts, Native American rock carving collection
Historical Society of Talbot County MuseumEastonTalbotEastern ShoreLocal historywebsite, also gives guided tours of three adjacent historic homes: Joseph's Cottage, James Neall House, Forman's Studio
Historic London Town and GardensEdgewaterAnne ArundelCentralMultiple23-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 CitySt. Mary's CitySt. Mary'sSouthernLiving17th-century setting including reconstructed State House of 1676, Smith's Ordinary, the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation, a working colonial farm
HogsheadAnnapolisAnne ArundelCentralHistoric houseOperated by Historic Annapolis Foundation, 18th-century period house with Colonial-era enactors
House of YoderGrantsvilleGarrettWesternHistoric housewebsite, modern house of mid-18th-century-period design construction, located in Spruce Forest Artisan Village
Howard County Heritage Orientation CenterEllicott CityHowardCentralLocal historywebsite, exhibits on 18th- and 19th-century milling techniques, floods of Ellicott Mills, the Ellicott Family
Howard County Historical SocietyEllicott CityHowardCentralLocal historywebsite, museum housed in the former First Presbyterian Church
Howard County Living Farm Heritage MuseumWest FriendshipHowardCentralFarmwebsite, operated by the Howard County Antique Farm Machinery Club
Huntington Railroad MuseumBowiePrince George'sCapitalRailwayHistoric Bowie Station switch tower, freight depot, and waiting shed, caboose
Hyattstown MillHyattstownMontgomeryCapitalArtwebsite, historic mill housing the Hyattstown Mill Arts Project
Irvin Allen/Michael Cresap MuseumOldtownAlleganyWesternHistoric houseAlso known as Michael Cresap Museum, 1764 stone house with period furnishings, open by appointment and for special events
Irvine Nature CenterOwings MillsBaltimoreCentralNatural historySet 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 MuseumStevensvilleQueen Anne'sEastern ShoreHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Kent Island Heritage Society
Janus MuseumWashington GroveMontgomeryCapitalArtFacebook site, work and collections of Allan Janus
Jefferson Patterson Park & MuseumSt. LeonardCalvertSouthernArchaeologyHome of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory
Jerusalem Mill VillageJerusalemHarfordCentralLivingLocated in Gunpowder Falls State Park, Quaker village demonstrating 18th- through early-20th-century life
J. Millard Tawes Historical MuseumCrisfieldSomersetEastern ShoreLocal historyTraces the history of the Maryland lower shore
John Poole HousePoolesvilleMontgomeryCapitalHistoric housewebsite, operated by Historic Medley, 1793 log house and general store, includes E.L. Stock, Jr. Memorial Arboretum
Josiah Henson ParkNorth BethesdaMontgomeryCapitalAfrican Americanwebsite, 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 MuseumSnow HillWorcesterEastern ShoreLocal historyKitchen and hearth exhibits, Victorian clothing and adornments, machines and tools, general store
Kennedy FarmSharpsburgWashingtonWesternHistoric housePlace where John Brown planned and began his raid on Harpers Ferry, open by appointment
Kent MuseumKennedyvilleKentEastern ShoreAgricultureinformation, agricultural equipment and antique household items
King Dairy Barn MooseumGermantownMontgomeryCapitalAgriculturewebsite, dairy farming
Kingsley SchoolhouseClarksburgMontgomeryCapitalSchoolwebsite, late-19th-century one-room schoolhouse
Kitzmiller Coal Mining MuseumKitzmillerGarrettWesternIndustry - mininginformation and photos, open by appointment
Ladew Topiary GardensMonktonHarfordCentralHistoric houseIncludes the manor house with antique English furniture, equestrian paintings and fox hunting memorabilia
La Grange PlantationCambridgeDorchesterEastern ShoreOpen airHome 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 MuseumMiddletownFrederickWesternMedicalwebsite, home of the Central Maryland Heritage League, turn-of-the-century rural medical sanitarium, open by appointment
La Plata Train StationLa PlataCharlesSouthernRailwayinformation, station and caboose
Latvian MuseumRockvilleMontgomeryCapitalEthnicLatvian costumes and textiles, original and reproduction farm tools, examples of traditional crafts
Laurel MuseumLaurelPrince George'sCapitalLocal historyOperated 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 CenterHagerstownWashingtonWesternArtwebsite, 1846 Georgian-style house, headquarters for the Valley Art Association
Marietta House MuseumGlenn DalePrince George'sCapitalHistoric houseFederal style mansion furnished to reflect three generations from 1815 to 1902
Marion Station Railroad MuseumMarionSomersetEastern ShoreRailwaywebsite
Maryland DoveSt. Mary's CitySt. Mary'sSouthernMaritimeRe-creation of a late-17th-century trading ship
Maryland State HouseAnnapolisAnne ArundelCentralState capitolOldest state capitol in continuous legislative use, dating to 1772
Maryland Veterans Memorial MuseumNewburgCharlesSouthernMilitarywebsite
Massey Air MuseumMasseyKentEastern ShoreAviationwebsite, 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 MuseumWilliamsportWashingtonWesternHistorywebsite, open by appointment, military weapons and artifacts, ceramic art, brass rubbings, antique record players, coins, jewelry
Miller House MuseumHagerstownWashingtonWesternHistoric houseFederal period brick townhouse, home of the Washington County Historical Society
Mitchell GalleryAnnapolisAnne ArundelCentralArtwebsite, part of St. John's College
Monocacy National BattlefieldFrederickFrederickWesternCivil WarVisitor center houses interpretive displays and artifacts from the Battle of Monocacy Junction
Montpelier MansionLaurelPrince George'sCapitalHistoric house1780s five-part Georgian home with period rooms
Mount AventineBryans RoadCharlesSouthernHistoric houseLocated in Chapman State Park, mid 19th-century manor house, open for events
Mount Calvert Historical & Archaeological ParkUpper MarlboroPrince George'sCapitalArchaeologywebsite, 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 PlantationEarlevilleCecilEastern ShoreHistoric house18th-century tobacco plantation on 290 acres (1.2 km2)
Mount Savage Museum Bank and JailMount SavageAlleganyWesternLocal historywebsite, 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 MuseumSnow HillWorcesterEastern ShoreSchool19th-century one-room school
Museum of Frederick County HistoryFrederickFrederickWesternLocal historywebsite, 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 LifeDentonCarolineEastern ShoreOpen airwebsite, operated by the Caroline County Historical Society, features 4 18th and 19th-century period houses
Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and CultureSalisburyWicomicoEastern ShoreLocal historywebsite, changing exhibits from its collections, part of Salisbury University
National Capitol Radio & Television MuseumBowiePrince George'sCapitalMediaHistory of radio and television from the telegraph through the rise of television
National Capital Trolley MuseumColesvilleMontgomeryCapitalRailwayHistoric trolleys used in Washington D.C.
National Children's MuseumNational HarborPrince George'sCapitalChildren'sPlanned museum scheduled to open in 2012
National Colonial FarmAccokeekPrince George'sCapitalLiving1770s tobacco planting farm
National Cryptologic MuseumFort MeadeAnne ArundelCentralMilitaryExhibits include working World War II German Enigma machine, a bombe used to break it, and displays covering the history of American cryptology
National Electronics MuseumLinthicumAnne ArundelCentralTechnologyTelegraph, radio, radar and satellite equipment
National Institutes of Health Visitor Center and Nobel Laureate Exhibit HallBethesdaMontgomeryCapitalMedicalScientific 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 MedicineFrederickFrederickWesternMedicalMedical care during the Civil War, advancements in treatment
National Museum of Health and MedicineSilver SpringMontgomeryCapitalMedicalLocated in Forest Glen Annex
National Museum of LanguageCollege ParkPrince George'sCapitalLanguageThe world's languages, their origins, alphabets, and evolution
National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann SetonEmmitsburgFrederickWesternReligiousShrine 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 RefugeLaurelPrince George'sCapitalNatural historyWork at the refuge, global environmental issues, migratory bird studies, habitats, endangered species, research tools and techniques used by scientists
New Windsor MuseumNew WindsorCarrollCentralLocal historywebsite, operated by the New Windsor Heritage Committee
Northampton Plantation Slave QuartersLake ArborPrince George'sCapitalOpen airRuins of the manor house, its outbuildings and roads, and the remains of two slave quarters[6]
Oakley Cabin African American Museum and ParkBrookevilleMontgomeryCapitalHistoric housewebsite, early-19th-century African American-owned log cabin, site on the Underground Railroad
Ocean City Life-Saving Station MuseumOcean CityWorcesterEastern ShoreMaritimeExhibits on storms, sea life, life-saving in Ocean City, sand collection, aquariums, doll houses
Old Jail MuseumLeonardtownSt. Mary'sSouthernLocal historywebsite, home for St. Mary's County Historical Society archives, also local history artifacts
Old Stevensville Post OfficeStevensvilleQueen Anne'sEastern ShoreHistoric sitePart of the Historic Sites Consortium of Queen Anne's County
Old Town Hall Bank Museum and Exhibit HallPoolesvilleMontgomeryCapitalLocal historywebsite, operated by Historic Medley
Original Playhouse Children's MuseumNew MarketFrederickWesternChildren'swebsite, historic fire apparatus, equipment, uniforms
Oxford Museum (Maryland)OxfordTalbotEastern ShoreLocal historywebsite
Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill FarmOxon HillPrince George'sCapitalFarmHistoric Mount Welby plantation home and working Oxon Hill Farm
Patuxent River Naval Air MuseumLexington ParkSt. Mary'sSouthernAviationHeritage of the research, development, test and evaluation of naval aircraft
Patuxent Rural MuseumsUpper MarlboroPrince George'sCapitalHistorywebsite, 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 MuseumPort DepositCecilEastern ShoreLocal historyFacebook site
Pemberton HallSalisburyWicomicoEastern ShoreHistoric housePart of Pemberton Historical Park, 1741 plantation home
Perryville Railway MuseumPerryvilleCecilEastern ShoreRailwayArea railroad history, model trail layout, also a MARC commuter railroad station
Piney Point LightPiney PointSt. Mary'sSouthernLighthouseIncludes lighthouse, museum and historic boat display
Piscataway Indian MuseumWaldorfCharlesSouthernNative Americanwebsite, history and culture of the Piscataway tribe and other native peoples
Point Lookout LightScotlandSt. Mary'sSouthernMaritime
Point Lookout State ParkScotlandSt. Mary'sSouthernCivil WarHouses the Civil War Museum/Marshland Nature Center, open on weekends
Poplar Hill MansionSalisburyWicomicoEastern ShoreHistoric houseCirca 1795 mansion on National Register of Historic Places
Port Republic School Number 7Port RepublicCalvertSouthernSchoolwebsite, one room schoolhouse
Queen Anne's Museum of Eastern Shore LifeCentrevilleQueen Anne'sEastern ShoreLocal historywebsite, 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 CourthouseQueenstownQueen Anne'sEastern ShoreHistoric sitewebsite, part of the Historic Sites Consortium of Queen Anne's County
Queponco Railway StationNewarkWorcesterEastern ShoreRailwayHistoric railway station
Ratner MuseumBethesdaMontgomeryCapitalArtwebsite, a walk through the Hebrew Bible via visual arts
R. Frank Jones MuseumSnow HillWorcesterEastern ShoreLocal historyLocated at Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, exhibits on local history and processing of pig iron
Richardson Maritime MuseumCambridgeDorchesterEastern ShoreMaritimewebsite, models of Chesapeake Bay traditional wooden sailing vessels, boatbuilders' tools and watermen's artifacts;
Ridgeley Rosenwald SchoolCapitol HeightsPrince George'sCapitalSchoolwebsite, historic segregated school that served area African American children until the 1950s
Ripley's Believe It or Not! MuseumOcean CityWorcesterEastern ShoreAmusement
RiversdaleRiverdalePrince George'sCapitalHistoric houseEarly-19th-century Federal-style plantation home
Rock Hall Museum (Rock Hall, Maryland)Rock HallKentEastern ShoreLocal historywebsite, watermen, decoys, ship models, local artifacts
Roger Brooke Taney HouseFrederickFrederickWesternHistoric housewebsite, 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 MuseumFrederickFrederickWesternOpen airIncludes the late-18th-century historic home, garden, ice house, smokehouse, blacksmith shop, carriage museum, log cabin and farm museum
Salisbury University Art GalleriesSalisburyWicomicoEastern ShoreArtUniversity Gallery, Electronic Gallery and Gallery at Downtown Campus[7]
Sandy Spring MuseumSandy SpringMontgomeryCapitalLocal historywebsite
Sandy Spring Slave Museum & Art GallerySandy SpringMontgomeryCapitalHistorywebsite, slave experience, open by appointment
Schifferstadt Architectural MuseumFrederickFrederickWesternHistoric house1756 colonial German house, owned by the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation
Seabrook SchoolhouseLanhamPrince George'sCapitalSchoolwebsite, 1896 one-room schoolhouse, open by appointment
Seneca Schoolhouse MuseumSenecaMontgomeryCapitalSchoolwebsite, operated by Historic Medley
Sharptown Historical MuseumSalisburyWicomicoEastern ShoreLocal historyinformation
Silver Spring Historical SocietySilver SpringMontgomeryCapitalLocal historywebsite
Smallwood State ParkMarburyCharlesSouthernHistoric houseHouses Smallwood's Retreat, 1760 plantation home of William Smallwood
Smithsburg Town MuseumSmithsburgWashingtonWesternLocal historywebsite, operated by the Smithsburg Historical Society
Sotterley PlantationHollywoodSt. Mary'sSouthernHistoric house18th-century plantation home, slave cabin and outbuildings on 95 acres (380,000 m2)
South Dorchester Folk MuseumChurch CreekDorchesterEastern ShoreHistoryPreserves the heritage & history of the southern areas of Dorchester County. Website
South Mountain Heritage SocietyBurkittsvilleFrederickWesternLocal historywebsite, themes include commerce, industry, religion, community, African American, and Civil War
Spocott WindmillCambridgeDorchesterEastern ShoreOpen airwebsite, includes replica 19th-century post windmill, miller's cottage, blacksmith shop, country store and museum
Spruce Forest Artisan VillageGrantsvilleGarrettWesternMultiplewebsite, arts and heritage center with resident and visiting artisans demonstrating their craft, living history programs and several historic house museums
Star Toys MuseumLinthicumAnne ArundelCentralToywebsite, private collection of Star Wars toys and collectibles, open by appointment
St. Clement's Island MuseumColton's PointSt. Mary'sSouthernHistorywebsite, Maryland’s earliest history and Potomac River heritage, includes Little Red Schoolhouse, also known as Potomac River Museum
Steppingstone MuseumHavre de GraceHarfordCentralLivingPreserves & 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 DepotStevensvilleQueen Anne'sEastern ShoreRailwayPart of the Historic Sites Consortium of Queen Anne's County
St. Martin's Episcopal Church MuseumShowellWorcesterEastern ShoreChurch1764 Georgian brick church
St. Michaels Museum at St. Mary's SquareSt. MichaelsTalbotEastern ShoreLocal historywebsite
Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century MedicineRockvilleMontgomeryCapitalMedicalOperated by the Montgomery County Historical Society at the Beall-Dawson House, one room doctor's office
Strawbridge ShrineNew WindsorCarrollCentralBiographicalwebsite, home of Robert Strawbridge, founder of American Methodism, open by appointment
StrathmoreNorth BethesdaMontgomeryCapitalArtMusic performing center, art exhibitions and outdoor sculpture park
Sturgis One Room School MuseumPocomoke CityWorcesterEastern ShoreSchoolHistoric African American one-room school
Sudlersville Train Station MuseumSudlersvilleQueen Anne'sEastern ShoreLocal historywebsite, memorabilia of baseball player Jimmy Foxx
Surratt House MuseumClintonPrince George'sCapitalHistoric houseMid-19th-century home of Mary Surratt, safe house for the Confederate underground, exhibits about the Lincoln conspiracy
Susquehanna Museum at the Lock HouseHavre de GraceHarfordCentralLocal historywebsite, restored canal lock house with local history exhibits and living history special events
Susquehanna State ParkHavre de GraceHarfordCentralMultipleContains historic Rock Run Grist Mill and Rock Run House, a 14 room stone mansion built in 1804
Sykesville Colored Schoolhouse MuseumSykesvilleCarrollCentralSchoolwebsite, open by appointment
Sykesville Gate House Museum of HistorySykesvilleCarrollCentralLocal historywebsite
Taylor's Island MuseumTaylors IslandDorchesterEastern ShoreLocal historywebsite, open by appointment
Teackle MansionPrincess AnneSomersetEastern ShoreHistoric houseFederal era, Neoclassical style house built between 1802 and 1819
Thomas Isaac Log CabinEllicott CityHowardCentralHistoric housewebsite, 1780 rustic log cabin
Thomas Point Shoal LighthouseAnnapolisAnne ArundelCentralMaritimeGuided tours of the lighthouse, arrival by boat
Thomas Stone National Historic SitePort TobaccoCharlesSouthernHistoric house1770s house of Thomas Stone, a signer of the Declaration of Independence
Thrasher Carriage MuseumFrostburgAlleganyWesternTransportationwebsite, horse-drawn vehicles include pleasure vehicles, funeral wagons, sleighs, carts, and more in a renovated 19th-century warehouse
Tilghman Watermen's MuseumTilghman IslandTalbotEastern ShoreMaritimewebsite, island's watermen, tools, boat models, art
Tolchester Beach MuseumTolchester BeachKentEastern ShoreHistorywebsite, museum about the closed Tolchester Amusement Park
Tory House/107 HouseCharlestownCecilEastern ShoreHistoric houseinformation
Townsend House & Pullen MuseumCatonsvilleBaltimoreCentralHistoric housewebsite, 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 MuseumHagerstownWashingtonWesternRailwaywebsite, one of the largest operating O-gauge model railroad displays in the East Coast, railroad memorabilia, toys
Tucker House (Maryland)CentrevilleQueen Anne'sEastern ShoreHistoric housewebsite, 1794 home, office of the Queen Anne’s County Historical Society, period rooms
Tudor HallLeonardtownSt. Mary'sSouthernLocal history18th-century 14-room mansion, operated by the St. Mary's County Historical Society, exhibits of local history on 1st floor
Tudor HallBel AirHarfordCentralHistoric houseMid 19th-century Gothic Revival cottage
Turkey Point Light StationNorth EastCecilEastern ShoreMaritimeLocated in Elk Neck State Park, lighthouse open for tours
Union Mills HomesteadWestminsterCarrollCentralHistoric houseTurn-of-the-19th-century house and grist mill
Upper Bay MuseumNorth EastCecilEastern ShoreMaritimewebsite, decoys, gunning rigs, antique marine engines, mahogany miniatures
U.S. Naval Academy MuseumAnnapolisAnne ArundelCentralMaritimeAmerican naval history, ship models, flags, marine art, artifacts
Vienna Heritage MuseumViennaDorchesterEastern ShoreLocal historywebsite
Ward Museum of Wildfowl ArtSalisburyWicomicoEastern ShoreArtPart of Salisbury University, wildfowl carvings, antique working decoys, contemporary sculpture and painting
Walkersville Southern Railroad MuseumWalkersvilleFrederickWesternHeritage railwaysHeritage railroad and museum
Washington County Museum of Fine ArtsHagerstownWashingtonWesternArt19th-century and early-20th-century American Art, Old Masters
Washington County Rural Heritage MuseumBoonsboroWashingtonWesternAgriculturewebsite, early rural life in Washington County, farm equipment, tools, country store
Waterfront WarehouseAnnapolisAnne ArundelCentralLocal historyHistoric Annapolis Foundation, exhibits on state and area history
Waterman's MuseumRock HallKentEastern ShoreMaritimeinformation, exhibits on oystering, crabbing, and fishing, reproduction of a shanty house, local carvings and boats
Western Maryland Railway StationCumberlandAlleganyWesternRailwayStarting point and museum of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
Western Maryland Railway Historical Society MuseumUnion BridgeCarrollCentralRailwayWestern Maryland Railway artifacts and memorabilia, N-Scale model railroad
William F. Moran, Jr. MuseumMiddletownFrederickWesternTechnologywebsite, working bladesmith shop with museum about hand forged knives and blacksmith metalwork
William Paca House & GardenAnnapolisAnne ArundelCentralHistoric house1760s 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 HistoryLinthicumAnne ArundelCentralMedicalPart of the American Urological Association, history and science of urology
Williamsport Town MuseumWilliamsportWashingtonWesternLocal historyLocated in a historic barn
Woodlawn Manor MuseumSandy SpringMontgomeryCapitalLivingwebsite, 18th-century brick manor house, stone barn and outbuildings
Wright's ChanceCentrevilleQueen Anne'sEastern ShoreHistoric housewebsite, 1744 plantation house, one room deep and two rooms wide, operated by the Queen Anne’s County Historical Society
Wye Grist MillWye MillsQueen Anne'sEastern ShoreMillRestored grist mill dating back to the 17th century

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  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. 
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  5. ^ "DeWitt Stetten, Jr., Museum of Medical Research". OFFICE OF NIH HISTORY. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
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