Directions to Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street – Baltimore, MD 21201
From the Northeast (Philadelphia/New York) or Southwest (Washington, DC):
Take I95 North or South, as appropriate to I395 North, Exit 53. As you merge onto I395, move to the left lane to “Downtown/Inner Harbor”. I395 becomes Howard Street. Stay to the left until you pass Camden Yards (stadium) and cross Pratt Street. After Pratt Street, move to the right lane and go 2 blocks to Baltimore Street. Turn Right. Half a block on the left is a parking facility. MSDE is next to the east side of the parking facility. (Map)
From the West (Frederick/Hagerstown):
Take I70 East to I695 South (Glen Burnie). Follow I695 South to I95 North. Follow directions above from the Southwest. (Map)
From the South (Annapolis):
Take I97 North to I695 West, Exit 17A. Follow I695 West to MD Route 295 North (Baltimore-Washington Parkway), Exit 7B. In approximately 4 miles, MD 295 becomes Russell Street. Follow Russell Street and bear around Camden Yards (stadium) as Russell Street becomes Paca Street. Cross Pratt, Lombard and Redwood Streets and turn right on Baltimore Street. Cross Eutaw and Howard Street. The parking facility is in the middle of the next block on the left. MSDE is next to the east side of the parking facility. (Map)
From the North (Harrisburg):
Take I83 South to its terminus in Baltimore. I83 becomes Presidents Street. Proceed on Presidents Street and cross Baltimore Street. At the next intersection, turn right onto Lombard Street. Follow Lombard Street for approximately 0.8 miles and turn right on Howard Street. Go one block and turn right on Baltimore Street. Half a block on the left is a parking facility. MSDE is next to the east side of the parking facility. (Map)
From the Northwest (Westminster):
Take I795 to I695 East (Towson). Follow I695 to I83 South (Baltimore), exit 23. Follow the directions above for “From the North”. (Map)
The parking facility mentioned above is operated by Arrow Garage and is next to the MSDE Building. Rates are $6 for one hour, $9 for 1-2 hours and $15 for all day. There is additional parking located within 2 blocks of the MSDE on Fayette, Howard, Liberty and Lombard Streets.
The Light Rail travels from Baltimore County’s Hunt Valley through the heart of Downtown Baltimore to Cromwell Station/Glen Burnie in Anne Arundel County. Seven light rail stops are in Downtown, Baltimore. There is a stop on Howard Street, half a block from the entrance of MSDE. Hours of operation: Mon - Fri 6am-11pm; Sat 8am-11pm; Sun 11am-7pm.
The Baltimore Metro runs between Owings Mills and Johns Hopkins Hospital. It operates Mon-Fri - 5am-midnight and Sat, Sun and Holidays - 6am-midnight. The nearest stop to the MSDE is the Metro-Charles Center Station, 2 blocks east.