Plan A Visit

Come visit our extensive research library, talk to one of our knowledgeable volunteers, or attend an event!

Regular Public Hours

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Fridays 10 AM to 2 PM
Saturdays 10 AM to 2 PM


Historical Society of Baltimore County
9811 Van Buren Lane
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Phone 410-666-1878

Entrance Fee

Adults are $5.00 per visit.
Members are free.

The Society welcomes volunteers. You can make a difference.


The Historical Society of Baltimore County is located on top of the hill behind the Cockeysville Library on Van Buren Lane between Padonia Road and Galloway Avenue. From I-83 North, take exit 17, Padonia Road, and follow through the York Road intersection. Turn left onto Greenside Drive. Turn right on the first street, Gibbons Boulevard. At the top of the hill, turn left on to Van Buren Lane and proceed to the Almshouse.



The Historical Society is closed for New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday, President’s day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Winter Holidays. (If a holiday falls on a Sunday/Monday, HSBC is closed the Saturday prior.)

Weather Related and other Closing

For weather related closings and delays, HSBC follows Baltimore County Public Schools during the week, and Baltimore County Recreation and Parks on weekends.

Occasionally HSBC needs to close for special circumstances (building maintenance, etc.) We announce these closings on social media, but we encourage visitors – especially those traveling a distance – to call or email to confirm that we will be open on the day of your visit. 410-666-1878 /