Maryland was one of the 13 original colonies and our state capital was once the capital of the United States. This makes Maryland rich in history and rich in antiques. If you want to find colonial treasures, it is possible to do so.If you’re looking to discover gems from a bygone era, digging through the collections at Maryland’s antique stores is a great place to start. Here are our 10 favorites!
A charming store in a historic brick building, in a quaint little town—Bay Country Antiques is sure to win your heart before you step foot in the door. Just the journey here across the Bay makes for a fun afternoon and once you see the treasures inside, you are sure to want to return. They have everything you could dream of from dining room sets to antique clocks to glassware and chandeliers.
When looking for some really unique pieces, this is an excellent store to visit. You can find things to complete your room, classic toys that were lost to time, décor and furnishings that are sure to add an element of intrigue to your home. Think vintage fun when visiting the store.
Billed as Maryland’s largest antique mall, you are sure to find treasures to take home when visiting the Westminster Antique Mall. They specialize in Victorian-era pieces, primitive wood furniture, china, sterling pieces, and glassware but you can also find rare pieces that are representative of Maryland’s past.
There are 250 antique dealers located at Antique Crossroads, making it possible for you to find something of every variety and if you can’t find what you are looking for, one of the dealers could help you to procure it. People will visit from all over the state to go through their collection of oil paintings and other art, purchase furniture, and capture rare finds to add to their collection.
If you want to go antiquing near D.C., this is the spot. With several shops at Antique Row, you can hunt for treasure, grab a bite to eat with friends and even pick something up at the farmers market. There are more than 10 shops to choose from such as Diane’s Antiques and Sally Schaffer Antiques—two local favorites.
This is a popular destination for those looking for unique antiques or to buy something handmade in one of the other shops found in the Mill. It’s huge with more than 20,000 square-feet and over 100 shops inside. Furniture, collectibles, clothing, art, and so much more can be found inside.
Their merchandise changes on a weekly basis so locals tend to stop in regularly to see what new treasures they have found. Known for furniture, lamps, clocks, and primitive antiques, they are certainly worth the visit when in Calvert County. Plus the drive itself is beautiful.
Specializing in unique and elegant pieces, Blue Crab Antiques also offers appraisal services and house calls, making them the go-to for Annapolitans who are looking to buy and sell antiques. With a reputation like that, they have had visitors drop by from PBS’s “Antique Road Show.” You can find fine art, china, and collectables here, and so much more.
Sophisticated tastes are on display when you visit O’Malley’s to view American, English, and Continental antiques. From lighting to metal work, ceramics, rugs, art, and accessories, their showroom is full of high-end pieces that have been carefully preserved and meticulously selected.
They have received several awards such as the “Best of the Bay” and “Reader’s Choice Antiques” because they have unique and hard to find items such as antique jewelry. They also have a large collection of antique toys and other items such as swords, knives, nautical gems, etc.