Free First Thursdays

Visitors can enjoy free admission to the entire museum this day as part of our Free First Thursdays.

Visitors can enjoy free admission to the entire museum on the first Thursday of every month. 

11 am: Collection Highlights Tour

A collection highlights tour takes place at 11 a.m.—explore the galleries with a member of our staff, hear the stories behind the artifacts on display and learn about Maryland’s rich history. Groups of 10 or more people must book a tour ahead of time.

1 pm: Civil Rights Tour

From speaking out against the institution of slavery to fighting for equal rights, Marylanders have long played a role in the growth of Civil Rights for African Americans. In the spirit of Black History Month, come join us for a special highlights tour that tells Maryland’s Civil Rights story. Some of the highlights that will be seen will be an autographed cabinet card of Frederick Douglass, the Paul Henderson Photograph Collection, the story, and items of the 4th United States Colored Troops, and much more!

February 7, 2019 10:00 AM   through   5:00 PM