Welcome to the Baltimore City Archives
RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS: Due to limited staff, all visits are by appointment only. If you are interested in scheduling a visit, please review our Research at the Baltimore City Archives, Planning Your Visit and Fees and Charges pages. Digital cameras are welcome; see Policies.
The Status of the BCA
The Baltimore City Archives, with help from the Maryland State Archives, is the central depository for Baltimore City government records. Through a memorandum of understanding between the City of Baltimore and the Maryland State Archives, with some funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, a portion of the historical records of Baltimore City have been cataloged into the Maryland State Archives online Guide to Government Records.
Please consider supporting the ongoing work of the Baltimore City Archives by becoming a member of the Friends of the Maryland State Archives.