History & Heritage in Maryland
1 Baltimore National Heritage Area
Baltimore National Heritage Area - The City Beyond the Harbor takes you into parts of the City that are historically significant. Whether you are a life-time resident, recent arrival or planning a visit, you will learn Baltimore's hidden history, off the beaten path.
2 The Reginald F. Lewis Museum
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum offers an overview of this fascinating collection highlighting Maryland's African American History and Culture
3 Baltimore Heritage’s Five-Minute Histories
Baltimore Heritage’s Five-Minute Histories provide insider insights about Baltimore's historical sites. Keep your eye on the Bromo Seltzer clock to see five minutes fly by as each story unfolds.
4 Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine
Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine offers shorts on Fort history including "Proprietress, Patriot, Nurse, and Spy: The Unconventional Women of Fort McHenry."
Star-Spangled Banner and Francis Scott Key coloring pages are ready to be downloaded.
5 Hampton National Historic Site, Towson
Hampton National Historic Site, National Park Service, possibly the largest mansion in the country in 1790 echoes the new country. Visit the Mansion, Lower Farm, view artifacts and learn about Ridgely family life.
6 Baltimore Museum of Industry
Baltimore Museum of Industry explores our industrial beginnings and considers itself a "connection factory" between generations and now has a "visit from home" program.
8 St. Clement’s Island Museum's “Wayback Wednesdays” & 3D Tour of Blackistone Lighthouse, St. Mary’s County
St. Clement’s Island Museum hosts “Wayback Wednesdays,” short, quirky historical stories about museums or St. Mary’s County.
3D tour of Blackistone Lighthouse on St. Clement’s Island is a can't miss! Be sure to venture to the top to take in the panoramic views.
9 Votes for Women Digital Tour Celebrates the Year of the Woman
Votes for Women Digital Tour celebrates the "Year of the Woman," thanks to the National Portrait Gallery (a Smithsonian Institution) on-line tour "A Portrait of Persistence."
10 Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum, Glen Echo
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum is open for digital field trips. Barton's contributions to American History come to life during this trip through her long-time office.
12 Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg
Antietam Battlefield Tour provides the timeline, photography and stories behind the "Bloodiest Day in American History" during which 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led Abraham Lincoln to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.
13 Maryland Historical Society
Maryland Historical Society has developed a number of exciting programs for the at-home history enthusiast (or student or teacher).
Enjoy "Virtual Program and Happy Hour: Marvelous Style: How Fashion Defines Characters in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."
Register to attend the free experience that takes place May 7, from 4-5pm.
Your quarantine story could be part of the historic record! Marylanders faced the 1918 Flu Pandemic by recording their expences. Stories submitted now could inform Marylanders 100 years from now.
Museum From Home digital programs are offered as well, organized by grade level.
14 Jewish Museum of Maryland
Jewish Museum of Maryland invites you to Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America. This virtual tour explores not just history, but the impact medicine has on our lives today. An appropriate topic for kicking off our Pandemic series, don’t you think? The website also includes on-line events and virtual book talks.
15 Maryland Women's Heritage Center
Maryland Women's Heritage Center has developed several virtual stories to commemorate the Year of the Woman focusing on Maryland's Heroines.
Women in Stem is one exhibit. Read stories of astronauts, engineers and other pioneering women who made a difference for Maryland, the nation and the world.
Images and Expressions: Maryland Women in the Arts reflects creative women who have pioneered and enhanced our valuing of and engagement with the Arts