September 22, 2021
The Maryland State Archives welcomes both appointments and walk-in visits in our public search room Tuesdays through Fridays from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and the following first Saturdays of the month, October 2, November 6, and December 4 from 8:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:30pm with a full closure for lunch.
While walk-in visits are permitted, appointments are strongly encouraged. Benefits of a confirmed appointment include a reserved desk and computer, direct assistance from an Archivist, reduced wait times, advance retrieval of collection materials, and most importantly, a guarantee that your record will be on site. Request an Appointment
Please note, we will continue to wear masks for your protection and we ask that you continue to do so as well when visiting the search room.
We are continuing to offer remote service as well, and you may always:
- Place copy orders online. You may order a certified copy of any unrestricted document generally required for legal needs, or an uncertified copy of a digitized birth, death or marriage record for reference purposes.
- Contact us for research assistance or with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you do not have email access, then call 410-260-6487
- Access digital records from home on our website, including What’s New Online, our training videos, digital resources and research guides providing details on how to find our most searched record types.