The Maryland State Archives accepts appointments for our public search room Tuesdays through Fridays from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and the first Saturday of the month from 8:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:30pm with a full closure for the lunch hour. NOTE: The Archives will not be open Saturday, July 2 or Saturday, September 3 due to holiday observance.
While limited walk-in visits are permitted until we reach capacity, appointments are strongly encouraged. Please note, visitors without an appointment may be asked to return at another time if all available spaces are filled. 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.
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.