The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture

225 Holliday St


The Peale is a center for Baltimore stories and studies. We work with local creators – storytellers, griots, performers, artists, architects, historians, students, educators, and other culture-keepers – to produce and share authentic narratives of the city, its places, and the diverse people who have made Baltimore what it is today. By creating a more inclusive cultural record of the city, we aim to help people everywhere see Baltimore in a new light. Based in the oldest museum building in the country, opened in 1814 by artist Rembrandt Peale, the Peale is a new kind of civic museum: both a laboratory and a teaching museum in the creative and innovative spirit of the Peale family.