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Doors Open Baltimore

Explore Charm City

Doors Open Baltimore is expanding to 2 days in 2017, which means you can explore Baltimore even more!

Saturday, October 28: Visit participating sites
Sunday, October 29: Attend special events

Add Doors Open 2017 to your calendar 10-28-2017 10:00:00 10-29-2017 16:00:00 15 Doors Open Baltimore 2017 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Architecture Foundation MM/DD/YYYY Contact Us Volunteer

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Peale Museum

225 Holliday St, Baltimore, MD 21202 www.thepealecenter.org

The Peale Museum, opened as the Baltimore Museum and Gallery of the Fine Arts, was the first structure designed and built as a museum in the United States.  Having no built precedents on which the structure, Robert Cary Long adapted a 5-bay Federal style house plan with an elaborated entry to serve as the museum.  It was promoted as, “an elegant Rendezvous for taste, curiosity and leisure,” and was known for its natural curiosities of the world. The museum’s collection is now at the Maryland Historical Society.  The building served as Baltimore’s City Hall from 1830-1875, and then the city’s No.1 Colored Primary School until 1930, when it once again became a museum.  Plans are underway for a renovation and addition as the building transitions to the Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture. Come on a tour of this rare gem during Doors Open Baltimore!

Visit Baltimore Heritage for more historic info on this site
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