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The Banneker-Douglass Museum offers an intimate space with a historic feeling, with excellent acoustics and a raised stage for musical performances. The historic wing is housed within the former Mt. Moriah AME Church, a National Register of Historic Places landmark. Our west-facing rose window provides color and inspirational light. With both a historic wing and a modern wing, and temporary art exhibitions on display, the museum can be the perfect setting for a variety of event needs.

The museum has hosted wedding receptions and wedding rehearsal dinners, corporate and civic meetings, and corporate and state government training sessions, among many other events.

Location: 84 Franklin St., Annapolis, MD 21401 [Get directions]
In the heart of Annapolis’s Historic District, behind the Courthouse; ½ block from Church Circle; 2 blocks from Maryland State House; 7 minute walk (up hill) from Annapolis City Dock.
Parking: Two-hour free and paid parking available on surrounding residential streets. The museum is located 5 minutes from Visitor Center (Gott’s Court) parking garage.
Handicapped accessible? Yes
Capacity: 125 people for a standing reception; 80 for theater-style seating. Total rental space is 2300 square feet, 1600 in the main gallery, and 700 on the mezzanine level.
Availability: The museum is open to the public and cannot be closed during regular museum hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM. Site rentals may be accommodated outside regular museum hours, from 8 AM to 10 PM, including Sundays and Mondays.
Special features: Raised stage; small galley kitchen on second floor. Exhibits remain up during site rentals; participants are welcome to enjoy them. 
Cost: The Banneker-Douglass Museum is a moderately priced facility. Site rental fee is $700 an hour, with a 3-hour minimum. A $1,000 deposit is required two weeks in advance. Please call for more details.
(410) 216-6180, phone
(410) 974-2553, fax