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The Banneker-Douglass Museum is the former Mt. Moriah AME Church, a National Register of Historic places landmark. The museum offers an intimate space with a historic feeling, with excellent acoustics and a raised stage for musical performances. Our west-facing rose window provides color and inspirational light.

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 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. We can provide a list of caterers familiar with the site.
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