Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

At the Maryland Historical Society (MdHS), the safety of our guests and our staff members is our highest priority. As the current coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, we are monitoring the latest from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as local and state agencies and following their guidelines and recommendations.

Additionally, MdHS has implemented and enhanced additional measures:

  • Hand sanitizer is available in public spaces of the museum.
  • Routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces has been increased, in accordance with CDC recommendations, including countertops, doorknobs, and more. 
  • Visitors and staff are encouraged to wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • According to the CDC, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. They also advise the public to avoid close contact with people who are sick, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Leadership is in constant communication to review the latest information and are actively encouraging employees to stay home and take care of themselves if they are sick.

If you are planning a visit, we look forward to seeing you. But, if you’re feeling unwell, please stay home. We will honor all pre-sold tickets for a future visit.

Our management continues to work closely with local, state, and federal experts on this topic to ensure we are up to date on the situation and our plans as they evolve. Updates will be communicated via our social media channels and on our website.