Visiting the Jewish Museum of Maryland

Welcome to the Jewish Museum of Maryland, America’s leading museum of regional Jewish history, culture and community. The Museum interprets the Jewish experience in America, with special attention to Jewish life in the state of Maryland. The Museum was founded in 1960 to rescue and restore the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue, and has become a cultural center for the Jewish community and for those interested in Jewish history and traditions.

Today, the Museum campus includes the historic Lloyd Street and B’nai Israel Synagogues and a modern museum building with changing exhibition galleries, program areas, a research library, museum shop, and meeting rooms. Through our collections, exhibitions, sites and programs, we encourage discourse about Jewish life in Maryland and beyond. Come join us for an exciting, engaging museum experience.


15 Lloyd Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

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Admission Prices:

Members: Free

Adult – $10

Senior (65+) – $8

Student (13 and over) -$6

Child (4 to 12) – $4

Non-public school (as part of school group) – $2

Public school (as part of school group) – FREE

Children under 4 – FREE

With guest pass – FREE


The JMM is a Blue Star Museum and will offer free admission to active military personnel and their families from Memorial Day until Labor Day.


Museums for All Logo-with tagline_RGBThe JMM is a Museums for All participant and offers a reduced admission price of $1 to per person with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.



The Jewish Museum of Maryland’s galleries, library and family history center are wheel-chair accessible. It is necessary to climb stairs to enter the Lloyd Street, and B’nai Israel synagogues.  We have a virtual tour of both synagogues that is available by request to watch in our Museum lobby.

Federal Disability Card Holders:

Free Admission with your card Monday – Thursday.
30% Discounts on Individual memberships available ($35 regularly $50). Use promo code ADA

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Museum Hours:

Starting November 1st, 2019 our hours are changing:

Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm 

*Monday: 11:00am – 5:00pm*

Tuesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm 

Wednesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm 

Thursday: 10:00am – 5:00pm 

Friday: Closed 

Saturday: Closed  

The Museum is closed for Jewish festivals and Holy Days: Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, first two and last two days of Passover, and Shavuot.

Additionally, the Museum is closed for New Year’s Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after.



Synagogue Tours:

The Museum offers combination tours of the Lloyd Street Synagogue and the 1876 Synagogue Building now home to B’nai Israel, Sunday through Thursday at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm. Tours focused on the Lloyd Street Synagogue are offered on Sunday at 4:00pm.

Learn more about our Synagogue Tours Here.



Group Visits:

Group visits are available Sunday through Thursday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. with advance appointments. To learn more please visit our Adult Visit page. Please call our Visitor Services Coordinator at 443.873.5164 or email for arrangements.

Starting November 1st, 2019, our hours will change. Group visits will be available on Mondays, between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Sundays and Tuesdays – Thursdays, group visits will be available between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Research Visits:

The Library and Archives are open to researchers by appointment only. Please call 410.500.5349 for arrangements or email


Lost & Found:

The Museum works to match lost property with its rightful owners whenever possible. Items can be retrieved in person or returned via uninsured U.S. mail at the Museum’s expense, though the Museum is not responsible for the item once it has left the premises. Claimants who request items in person must provide an accurate description of the item, and if possible, proof of ownership. A signature is required for all property received.

Direct your lost and found claims and requests call 410.732.6400.

Lost items are only kept for a limited time. Items are retained for 45 days once they are turned in. After this time period items are donated.


Every effort is made to accommodate visitors with special needs. Because of the historic period and age of our two historic synagogues, some areas are not accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. However, we are able to show a 20 minute film version of the synagogue tour.

Auxiliary aids include:
• Braille handouts and maps
• Open captioning on the synagogue film
• Easily accessible restrooms
• A wheelchair is available upon request.

Contact Talia Makowsky, Visitor Services Coordinator, at 443.873.5164 / with any accessibility questions.

Esther’s Place: The JMM Gift Shop:


Esther’s Place has gone digital! Check out our online shop.

We want you to remember the stories you learned here—and take a little bit of your experience home with you. Esther’s Place, named for master-storyteller and the long-time manager of the shop, Esther Weiner, carries relevant books, elegant Judaica, and gifts for the whole family related to our exhibits.

Esther’s Place is open when the Museum is open and can be reached at 443-873-5179.

Starting November 1st 2019, our hours will change:

Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm 

*Monday: 11:00am – 5:00pm*

Tuesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm 

Wednesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm 

Thursday: 10:00am – 5:00pm 

Friday: Closed 

Saturday: Closed 

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