Fort McHenry is best known for the part it played during the War of 1812, successfully holding off an attack by the British Navy. When Francis Scott Key saw the flag still flying over the fort after surviving the attack, he wrote the poem that became the national anthem, the “Star Spangled Banner.” Today, Fort […]
The YIVO Library contains over 350,000 books and periodicals. The YIVO Archives holds over 23 million documents, photographs, recordings, posters, films, videotapes, and ephemera. Together, they constitute one of the world’s foremost resources for the study of the Jews of eastern Europe and Russia, Yiddish literature and language, the Holocaust, and the American Jewish immigrant […]
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a cultural organization that inspires and engages audiences and cultivates the city’s creative economy through the arts, festivals, special events and film industry.
The Museum is one of the country’s leading centers for exhibits on Jewish history and culture. It has two galleries that host changing exhibits of local and national interest. The Museum combines art, rare objects, historical photographs, oral histories, videos, and hands-on activities in engaging, informative exhibitions, as well as a family-friendly exhibition about the […]
The Baltimore Jewish Council maintains the Holocaust Memorial in Baltimore.
This Orthodox Synagogue is a component of the Jewish Museum of Maryland. The synagogue was built in 1845 by the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. It was the first synagogue erected in Maryland and today it is the third-oldest standing synagogue in the U.S. Both the exterior and interior of the building today are very much as they […]
The Baltimore Museum of Art is Maryland’s largest art museum. It features a collection ranging from ancient mosaics to contemporary art, special exhibitions and sculpture gardens. The Museum and tiered sculpture gardens are fully wheelchair acccessible; wheelchairs available upon request. The BMA offers assisted listening devices (ALDs) for programs in the Meyerhoff Auditorium. Call 443-573-1588 […]
The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is America’s official national museum and education center for self-taught, intuitive artistry.
The Walters Art Museum is internationally renowned for its collection of art, which was amassed substantially by William and Henry Walters, and eventually bequeathed to the City of Baltimore. The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval […]
The Goldsmith Museum is located in the lobby of the chapel. Through exhibits and programming it aims to reinforce Jewish ideals of learning, worship and acts of loving kindness. Docent-led tours and programs for groups can be scheduled.