History and Social Studies

Featured History Museums/Exhibits

Baltimore Museum of Industry

Groups will literally step into the past as they take on traditional jobs in the model of 20th century Baltimore, get paid in tokens, and learn the value of a day’s work. 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230. Baltimore County. Tel: 410-727-4808. Fee.... More Info

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African American Heritage House Museum

7485 Crain Hwy., La Plata, MD 20646. 301-843-0371. Artifacts used during the time of slavery; depicts the life and history and contributions of famous African Americans from Charles County. Please call for more information.

African American Schoolhouse Museum

Rt. 297, St. James-Newtown Rd. Worton, MD 21678. 410-810-1416. Showplace of 19th & early 20th-century photographs, oral histories and artifacts of lives/contributions of Kent County's African-American Community. Please call for more information.

Boonsborough Museum of History

113 Main Street, Boonsboro, MD 21713. 301-432-6969. Unique collection of historical objects of local and national significance, plus Civil War relics, the evolution of firearms and American Indian artifacts. Fee.

C&O Canal Cushwa Basin Visitors Center

205 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795. 301-582-0813. The only place on the canal where examples of major canal structures can be viewed a half-mile stretch. See a lockhouse, turning basin, aqueduct and a Bollman Truss Bridge. Free.

Captain Salem Avery Museum

1418 East West Shady Side Road. Shady Side, MD. 410-867-4486. Circa 1859 historic waterman's home of Captain Avery and his family. Fee.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663. 410-745-2916. Explore an 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, working boatyard, meet traditional craftsmen, enjoy hands-on activities and discover exhibits detailing the Bay's role throughout history. Fee.

Children's Heritage & Welcome Center

8606 Chestnut Avenue. Bowie, MD. 301-809-3089. Contains childrens' hands-on learning activities, exhibits on Old Bowie/Huntington City history, and a visitor information center. Free.

College Park Aviation Museum

1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr., College Park, MD 20740. 301-864-6029. Visitors to the museum step into an open 1 1/2 story exhibit space, which highlights the display of unique aircraft and artifacts and tells the story of the airport's many firsts in flight to today. Fee.

Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture

Located at Salisbury University, the center has exhibits on Native American history, the Civil War, and African-American culture. 1101 Camden Ave., Guerrieri Academic Commons, Salisbury, MD 21801. Cost: Free.

Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center "Twin Oaks"

3200 Wayman Avenue, Highland Beach, MD 21403. 410-268-2956. Built for Frederick Douglass in 1895 serves as a memorial dedicated to preserving and displaying exhibitions related to his family and the history of the community. Call for more information.

Frostburg Museum

69 Hill Street. Frostburg, MD 21532. 301-689-1195. Built in 1899 and originally known as the Hill Street School, this museum details the history of Frostburg, MD. Free.

Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center

424 Race St. Cambridge, MD 21613. 410-228-0401. The museum strives to keep Harriet Tubman's legacy alive. Tours by appointment, please call for more information.

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum

100 Lafayette Street. Havre de Grace, MD 21078. 410-939-4800. Situated where the Susquehanna River meets the Chesapeake Bay, the museum tells the story of this region’s rich maritime heritage. Free.

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum

10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685. 410-586-8501. On over 500 acres along the shoreline of the Patuxent River, the museum explores the changing cultures and environment of the Chesapeake Bay region. Free.

Maryland Historical Society Museum

201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. 410-685-3750. With over 350,000 objects and seven million books and documents, this institution now serves upward of 100,000 people through its museum, library, press, and educational programs. Fee.

Maryland State Police Museum

1201 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208. 410-653-6113. Displays photographs, equipment, memorabilia of the history of Maryland State Police. Call for more information.

National Capital Radio & Television Museum

2608 Mitchellville Road. Bowie, MD. 301-390-1020. Presents the history of broadcasting, a medium which so dramatically shaped our lives from the 1920s to today. Free.

National Capital Trolley Museum

1313 Bonifant Rd., Colesville, MD 20905. 301-384-6088. Exhibits and displays tell the story of Washington, D.C. street cars. Fee.