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Visitor Information

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum is the authentic voice of African American art, history and culture in Maryland. Located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the Lewis celebrates the significant accomplishments and struggles of African Americans throughout 400 years of Maryland’s history. Through our groundbreaking exhibitions, permanent collection and timely programs and events, we are bridging the gap between the past and present.  View our educational offerings, our exhibitions and collections, and attend one of our many programs and special events.
Tickets & Hours

Admission Rates

Members – FREE, Join Today!
General Admission – $12
Maryland Public School Educators – FREE
Seniors (65+) – $9
Youth (7-17) – $9
Children 6 and under – FREE
Veterans and Active-Duty Military – $9

Buy Tickets

Purchase tickets online TODAY!

Tickets may also be purchased in person at the door.

Museums On Us

As a Museum On Us partner, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum offers Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card holders free admission on the first full weekend of every month, by showing your card and an ID.


Museum Regular Hours:
Monday, Thursday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm
Tuesday-Wednesday: Closed

Museum Shop:
Monday, Thursday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm
Tuesday-Wednesday: Closed

Holiday Hours:
Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday.

Group Tours

Interested in scheduling a tour for your school, church, or social group? Contact Visitor Services at 443-263-1813 or email us at tour.info@lewismuseum.org.

Special Needs

Visitors with hearing impairments may contact our Visitor Services Department at (443) 263-1875. The museum has partnered with the Interpreter Mentoring Program, an initiative of the Hearing and Speech Agency’s Centralized Interpreter Referral Service to provide interpreting services.

The Museum is ADA accessible and can be accessed by visitors who use mobility aids.

*Cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes ticketed shows and fundraising events.

Parking & Directions

$9 validated parking is available across the street in the PMI Garage at 815 E. Pratt Street.

Bring your ticket to the museum’s main entrance to have it validated.

Free on-street parking and metered parking is also available throughout the Harbor East and Little Italy neighborhoods.

Parking for Group Tours
For drop-off & parking information for group tours, please contact us at 443-263-1852.


– From New York/Philadelphia and Points North (I-95):
Follow I-95 south through the Ft. McHenry Tunnel to exit 53/I-395 to Pratt Street. Follow Pratt Street to President Street. Museum is located on the corner of Pratt and President Streets.

– From Harrisburg/York and Points Northwest (I-83):
Follow I-83 south (Jones Falls Expressway) to end (turns into Fallsway, Fallsway turns into President Street). Make left onto Pratt Street. Museum will be directly to your left.

– From Washington, D.C. and Points South (I-95):
Follow I-95 north to I-395 to Pratt Street. Turn right onto Pratt Street. Proceed on Pratt Street until you get to President Street. Museum is located on the left.
Other Transportation

Public Transportation 

Bus Lines

City Link – Pratt & Market Place City Link Stop

  • City Link Navy
  • City Link Brown
  • #65
  • #63

Walk toward President Street upon arrival Museum will be on your left.

Charm City Circulator

  • Orange Route #201
  • Green Route #109

Subway/ Metro

Take the subway to the Shot Tower Station (East Baltimore). Follow Shot Tower exit area. At street level, walk two blocks south. Museum is located on the left.

Water Taxi
Take water taxi to Marriott Waterfront Hotel (Pier 6), walk three blocks north on President Street. Museum will be directly to your right across Pratt Street.

Events at the Lewis Museum

Discover More

The Lewis Museum is the authentic source for Maryland African American art, history and culture. We are also the ideal venue for your next event.


Experience groundbreaking artists, exhibits, and collections at the Lewis


Learn about the important role of African Americans in Maryland


Author Talks, Family Activities, Forums, Live Music & More! Click here to view the calendar of events.

Venue Rental

A beautiful and convenient space for your next event on the Inner Harbor