BNHA Jewish Museum of Maryland


Authentic Baltimore

Interpretive Framework

Gaining Freedom for All: African American Heritage and the Struggle for Equality

Seeking Prosperity on the Chesapeake: Baltimore History from Colonial Times through the 1800s

Shaping a Monumental City: The City’s Growth in the 20th Century

Star Attractions

Heritage Walk

Resource Type


15 Lloyd St

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

The museum—the largest regional museum of Jewish life, culture, and history—includes a museum building with changing exhibit galleries and two historic synagogues. The Greek Revival style Lloyd Street Synagogue was built in 1845 and is the oldest synagogue in Maryland and the third oldest in the country. The basement holds the exhibit “The Synagogue Speaks” that examines the history of the building and its congregations. The Moorish Revival style B’nai Israel Synagogue, still home to a thriving congregation, was originally built by the Chizuk Amuno Congregation.