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Griley House Rentals

  • Parking: Event organizers may park one vehicle behind Museum. Guests can use driveway for drop off but are to park all vehicles on adjacent street. Do not move any orange cones in parking lot and never park in library spaces.

  • Hours: Half day rentals are from 11am to 3pm and 3pm to 7pm. This is to allow time for multiple rentals in one day. Please take into account clean up time so that you are finished when your rental time is over. Full day rentals are from 9am to 9pm. It is important that you are done by 9pm so as not to disturb those living in the upstairs apartment.

  • Food: Beverages and food are allowed and the kitchenette is available to heat or prepare premade food. Renter is responsible for disposing of foodwaste; please do not leave food that could attract pests in trash receptacles. Smoking is strictly prohibited in or near The Griley House. Consumption of intoxicating beverages, alcohol, or illegal drugs is not permitted in the buildings or on the grounds.

  • Furnishings: Furniture, excluding the piano and antique sideboard buffet, can be moved so long as it is returned at the end of the rental. This includes folding tables and chairs. Approximately 40 chairs are available for use. Please check with the contact person concerning chair and table requirements. Folding tables are available upon request. Any additional table and chairs may be provided by the renters.

  • Decorations: Except for anything with glitter, decorations are allowed. No decorations may be hung on walls, doors, or furniture using tacks or adhesives that leave residue.

  • Noise: Music and entertainment is permitted but noise must be kept to a reasonable level. The piano may only be used with advance permission. Any use of the facilities involving singing or music (church services, revival meetings, etc.) will not be permitted without prior board approval. Consideration of the tenants who reside in the Griley apartment on the second floor of the house will be a factor in the approval of rental activities.

  • Damage: Renter is responsible for damages during their use of the Griley. Please let us know of any damage immediately. The interior is inspected before and after all rentals. If any damages occur, the renter will be sent a bill for the cost of repairs. The Baltimore Area Museum Corporation and its board of directors will not assume responsibility for accidents or loss of property from anyone using the facilities. Visitors are encouraged to report any potential problems.

  • Conduct: No one shall indulge in indecent or disorderly conduct. Children must be supervised by responsible adults at all times.

Violations of these rules may result in additional charges and the renter(s) may be barred from using the facilities in the future.


Upon leaving the facilities:

  • Turn out all lights.

  • Set the thermostat to 60 degrees in winter. Turn off the air conditioning in the summer.

  • Clean out the refrigerator. Remove all items brought by the renters.

  • Floors should be clean and all furniture returned to its original location.

  • All trash must be removed by the renter and placed in receptacles.


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