The Benjamin Banneker Museum is currently closed for repairs but the park and grounds remain open from sunrise to sunset.
The Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum is a 142-acre site dedicated to telling the inspiring story of Benjamin Banneker, often considered the first African-American man of science. Learn more about the site's features. The museum has something for everyone, whether their interest is colonial history, astronomy, cultural activities, hiking or nature and environmental conservation.
Annual events include:
- Benjamin Banneker Birthday Celebration (held in November)
- Banneker's Historical Market Fair
- Earth Day Celebration
- Juneteenth (a celebration of emancipation)
- Summer Discovery Camp
Upcoming Events and Programs
View the full calendar of upcoming events and programs.
Register for a Program
Advanced registration is required for all programs.
Request a Specialized Program
The park can tailor specialized programs for:
- Scout Troops—Offered on Saturdays and Sundays
- Youth and Adults—Field trips are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Banneker's Life—Learn about Banneker's life and accomplishments.
- Ben the Beekeeper—Learn about pollination and the ways in which bees and other pollinators are crucial to our ecosystem.
- Stream Strollers—Catch critters in a stream and observe them to learn about how the health of our streams affects the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Water shoes or rain boots required.
Call 410-887-1081 for details and scheduling information.
Request a Group Program
Programs are designed for individuals and families, not groups. To arrange a program for a group or organization, call 410-887-1081.