Cylburn Nature Museum
A hidden gem of nature and education located in the historic Carriage House
- Open by appointment (call 410-367-2217 to schedule a visit)
CollectionTime travel to an authentic 19th-early 20th century nature museum and discover a multitude of wonders. Enjoy the opportunity to touch natural history objects and observe museum collections inches from your eyes.
Natural HistoryThe Nature Museum displays one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Birds of Maryland*, with over 250 mounted specimens, nests and eggs. There are also butterflies, fossils, seashells, skulls, rocks, and a small hands-on exploration area and library.
Historic Carriage HouseThe Nature Museum is located in the mansion's carriage house. Originally built in the 1880s, the carriage house has a fascinating history.
In 2007 after 3 years of closure, The Nature Museum was moved from the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Mansion to the ground level of the Carriage House to accommodate all visitors. Mr. Robert Dwight of Annapolis, an avid birder, public educator and engineer, was instrumental in the re-opening of Cylburn’s Nature Museum. His vision and generosity offers current and future visitors the opportunity to observe Maryland natural history in this wonderful educational setting.