Photo: Peale Museum before 1931

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Library of Congress, HABS MD,4-BALT,55–1

On August 14, 1814, almost exactly one month before the Battle of Baltimore and the bombing of Ft. McHenry in the War of 1812, Rembrandt Peale opened “Peale’s Baltimore Museum and Gallery of Paintings” on Holliday Street in downtown Baltimore. Learn more on Explore Baltimore Heritage.

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