The Baltimore Immigration Memorial has partnered with the Locust Point Community United Church of Christ to establish a museum in the historic Immigrant House. At our museum, you will learn about Baltimore’s immigration history in the 19th and early 20th centuries and the importance of Baltimore as a major port of entry for immigrants, making Baltimore America’s third largest port of entry from 1830-1914.
The Immigrant House was built in 1904 by the church congregation next door to provide temporary
housing to immigrants before they
moved on to other destinations or
found work and permanent housing
in Baltimore. The Immigrant House
provided lodging for 3,710 people from
The exhibits at the Baltimore Immigrant
Museum tell the stories of the various
ethnic groups who started their
American journey here, including
Germans, Irish, Jews, Poles, Lithuanians,
Czechs, Italians, and Greeks. We have
panels on recent arrivals to Baltimore
and Maryland, including Asians and
Latinos, and African Americans, whose
experience traveling from the rural
South to Baltimore during 1920s-1960s,
paralleled those of immigrants.
Household items that immigrants
brought with them are also on display.