The American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Highway
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Visionary art as defined for the purposes of the American Visionary Art Museum refers to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself.”

The Nitty Gritty

Good Neighborhood X
Kind Employee’s X
Accessible Parking X
Sensible way finding X
Accessible Public Transportation X
Kid Friendly X
Gift Shop worth visiting X
Clean Bathrooms! X
Labels you can find X
Reasonable Pricing X
Ample Sitting Room X
Memorable X
Spacious X
Cool visitor materials
Student discount


CLOSED: Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day
*Open annually on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as AVAM’s celebration of all of life’s possibilities! Free admission & special programming for all!

Adult: $15.95
Senior (60 and up): $13.95
Student/Child: $9.95
Children 6 and under: FREE!
Members: FREE! (just show us your Fan Club Card)


Be Prepared to see things that will surprise you!

The museum is made up of work created by people with no formal training. I have tried to stress that there is a place for everyone in the art world. The Visionary museum really creates an inviting museum for everyone. There are no cameras allowed in the museum but, there is nothing wrong with some mystery from time to time. I promise that you will love it within the museum. The neighborhood is ideal for a day trip I promise you will not be sorry you went. The employees are great and the museum is easy to travel. This is a perfect place for all ages and all levels of art enthusiasm.

Lunch Time

Mr. Rain’s Fun House is a restaurant within the museum. I would say it is mandatory to visit while you are there. The food is delicious and there is also outdoor seating for warmer weather. I highly recommend putting this on your list of things to do while you are in Baltimore.