Tuesdays and Thursdays

10 AM to 1 PM


10 AM to 2 PM

By appointment

Contact us to arrange at [email protected]


Admission to the Museum is free, but your donations are highly appreciated as we are donor-based.


We are located just off of Route 40 and West Bel air Avenue at 18 Howard Street, Aberdeen MD 21001.

A free municipal parking lot is available next to the Museum on Walnut Alley.




Plan to spend at least half an hour exploring the exhibits.

Our exhibitions showcase different aspects of Aberdeen history, including the canning industry, railroads, local businesses, sports, and Aberdeen Proving Ground.

Our displays periodically change, so there is always something new to see.


The Museum has a small library of resource materials pertaining the greater Aberdeen area, including yearbooks from Aberdeen High School dating back to 1938, local cookbooks, books about trains, Cal Ripken, decoys, local history, the military, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and more.

You are invited to sit and browse through the books.

However, we ask that you keep in mind that some of our collections are very old and often fragile, so we request our guests be careful with each item.

No items may be removed the Museum.


The Museum has a vast archive of documents, photos, news clippings, and paper ephemera of the greater Aberdeen area that we make available to researchers.

If you wish to conduct research at the Museum, please contact us prior to your visit.

Click here to complete this form with your research request. We will be in touch to schedule your visit.


The Museum is not a copy center.

However, if you need copies made of information or photos from our files during your visit, please refer to the charges below:

Black and white copies:

10 cents per 8.5″x11″ and 11″x14″ copy

2o cents per 11″ x17″ copy

Color copies:

20 cents per 8.5″x11″ or 11″x14″ copy

30 cents per 11″x17″ copy


During inclement weather events, leadership personnel staffing the building on their scheduled day will make the decision as to whether or not the Museum will be open to the public. The decision will be posted on the Museum’s Facebook page as soon as possible thereafter.
Please visit the Museum’s Facebook page during times of inclement weather.