Davidge Hall

Davidge Hall, formerly known as the College of Medicine of Maryland, opened in Baltimore in November 1812 and survives as the oldest building in the Western Hemisphere continuously used for medical education.

Davidge Hall is a circular domed, three-story building of heavy timber and steel construction, with massive brick walls. Davidge Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. It houses offices, museum artifacts, a conference room on the first floor, and two superimposed round amphitheaters (Chemical Hall and Anatomical Hall) with surrounding galleries with stadium-type seating and stepped aisles.

Davidge Hall is the founding building of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University System of Maryland.

Davidge Hall
522 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Read more about the history of Davidge Hall


UMB’s Council for the Arts & Culture sponsors periodic free tours of Davidge Hall for University students, faculty, and staff.

Read about the May 2017 tour

Read about the April 2018 tour