Maryland State Archives

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Maryland State Archives


The State Archives serves as the central depository for government records of permanent value. Its holdings date from Maryland’s founding in 1634, and include colonial and state executive, legislative, and judicial records; county probate, land, and court records; church records; business records; state publications and reports; and special collections of private papers, maps, photographs, and newspapers.

Check website for hours and holdings. The Archives are open Tuesday – Friday and most Saturdays from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. On Saturdays the Search Room closes for lunch between 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. The Archives are closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of holiday weekends.

Telephone:  (410) 260-6400
Address: 350 Rowe Blvd
Annapolis, MD 21401


Virtual Experiences:

The Maryland State Archives provides online resources including digital publications, special collections, and image collections from their holdings. Use their extensive online chronology to find significant dates and people in Maryland’s history.

Their Legacy of Slavery in Maryland website has a tremendous amount of primary source and searchable information on the history of enslaved people in Maryland. You can also use a digital copy of their newly published Guide to the History of Slavery in Maryland.

Learn more about our current government structure and our elected officials from the Maryland Manual, including fun facts about our great stage at Maryland at a Glance.  You can also find biographical information and service dates for former state officials using their Historical List.



African American Heritage, Preservation, Virtual Experiences