Laurel Historical Society

817 Main Street, Laurel, MD 20707 - United States





Free Everyday

Our museum is closed on Saturday the 21st, but we will be celebrating Museum Day on Sunday the 22nd!

The Laurel Museum, home of the Laurel Historical Society, explores the history of the 200-year old community. Built in the 1840s, the building originally housed four millworker families with separate basement kitchens. It opened as a museum in May 1996.

The Laurel Museum produces exhibits that change yearly. The museum also includes an interactive child-friendly area, museum shop, and research library. The Laurel Historical Society holds regular programs and special events.


Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories
What do you do when you are sick? The Laurel Museum’s new exhibit: tries to answer that question for one Maryland community. The exhibit, which opens February 3, 2019, explores the doctors, pharmacies, hospitals, medicines, and especially the people who have cared for Laurel’s citizens for the past 200 years. It features objects from years of medicine in Laurel, including a nurse’s cap, doctor’s bag, prescriptions, medical notebooks, and more.

Another attraction is located on the basement level, Diven’s Den is a hands-on history and STEAM-inspired interactive area for children and families.

The Laurel Museum will be open Sunday, September 22, from 1-4 p.m. Admission is Free.


Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.