Maryland Historical Society Museum

Maryland Historical Society Museum

Description: The Maryland Historical Society Museum offers a host of opportunities to explore President Abraham Lincoln's life, including the new exhibit Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War, which portrays the impact of the Civil War on the people of Maryland through multiple mediums, such as photos, letters, and diaries. On display are photos of Lincoln's funeral train and a swatch of wallpaper from the balcony of the Ford's Theatre, where Lincoln was assassinated. Exploring their stacks at the H. Furlong Baldwin Library offers a deeper look at President Abraham Lincoln's life, especially when he visited Baltimore.

More to Explore: Drive Baltimore's Historic Charles Street, a National Scenic Byway, which is packed with world-renowned museums, captivating performing arts, and a variety of fine dining and shopping establishments. Take in the architectural marvels, such as Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Explore the Baltimore Museum of Art, which includes the world's largest collection of works by Henri Matisse. At Mount Vernon Place National Historic Landmark District, you can't miss the 208-foot tall monument topped by a statue of George Washington, the first in the nation. Nearby, the Walters Art Museum delivers art and artifacts spanning more than 5000 years and the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center presents diverse entertainment.

Photo Credits:

  1. “Photograph of the Washington Monument in Baltimore, Md, with the view down Monument Street towards The Maryland Historical Society.”
  2. “Iconic image of Abraham Lincoln splitting wood: The Rail Splitter.” Prints courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.