Group Tours, Lectures, and Performances

Group Tours

Guided tours of the Maryland Historical Society are available by appointment Wednesday through Saturday between 10 am and 4 pm for groups of 10 or more.

Maryland Highlights: Native Americans to the Star-Spangled Banner and Beyond

Discover Maryland’s stories in our extensive collections – see the people, places, and events that shaped our history, from the founding of Maryland to today. Learn how Maryland has contributed to our national history through her unique stories.

Decorative and Fine Art in Maryland

Explore the diversity of Maryland in its legacy of fine and decorative arts. Charles Willson Peale, Benjamin Latrobe, and the Finlay brothers all made their mark on Maryland and the nation. Learn how these and many other artists from Maryland made an impact on American cultural heritage in the areas of painting, furniture, silver, architecture, and music.

Exhibit Tours:

Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War

In Full Glory Reflected: Maryland During the War of 1812

Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy

 

Rates: Docent-led Tours (Groups of 10 or more)

Adults: $7

Members: $6

Seniors (60+): $5

Students w/ ID: $4

* admission to the museum is included in group tour rates

Please call 410-685-3750 x334 or email EducationPrograms@mdhs.org to schedule a tour.

 

Curator Tours

Guided tours of our special exhibits with the Chief Curator of the Maryland Historical Society are available by appointment Wednesday through Saturday between 10 am and 4 pm for groups of 10 or more.

Special Curator-led Exhibit Tours:

Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War

In Full Glory Reflected: Maryland During the War of 1812

Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy

Rates: Curator-led Tours (Groups of 10 or more)

Adults: $25

Members: $20

Seniors (60+): $18

Students w/ ID: $15

* admission to the museum is included in group tour rates

Please email kcaljean@mdhs.org call 410-685-3750 x337 to schedule a tour.

 

MdHS Speakers Bureau

Book one of our fabulous speakers for your next event, luncheon, or meeting!

Alexandra Deutsch, Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, History of Jewelry, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts 

Burt Kummerow, War of 1812

Mark Letzer, Silver, Paintings, and Decorative Arts

*Many other topics available as well, including the Civil War and the Mason-Dixon Line.  Please let us know your interests!

Rates: MdHS Speaker Fees

$350 for an hour lecture

Please email kcaljean@mdhs.org or call 410-685-3750 x337 to schedule a speaker.

 

MdHS Players Outreach

Our Players are the perfect addition to your next special event or community program!

Civil War Performances

Clara Barton, the “Angel of the Battlefield” and founder of the American Red Cross, comes alive to share how she commanded the respect of every soldier.

Christian Fleetwood, a Baltimore-born free black man and Union soldier, willingly risked his life during the Civil War and became one of the first African-American’s to receive the Medal of Honor.

War of 1812 Performances

A Sailor's Story, participants will learn about the lives of African-American sailors, or black jacks, during the War of 1812.

The Eve of Battle, participants will come face-to-face in an interactive experience placing them at Fort McHenry in 1814. A coffee house proprietor invites guests in to a typical coffee house in Fells Point where the news of the day was shared and discussed.

Rates:

$275 for an hour program (one performer) with Q&A

$425 for an hour program (two performers) with Q&A

Please email kcaljean@mdhs.org or call 410-685-3750 x337 to schedule a performance.

* Please Note: an additional travel cost will be charged when MdHS performers or speakers travel more than 50 miles from downtown Baltimore. Mileage costs are calculated at $0.50 per mile, round trip from the center of Baltimore to the destination city.