Photographers with a State Park Photography Permit (see below) are welcome to use Jerusalem Mill Village for photo shoots, but please be considerate of our visitors and volunteers in the living history venues of the Miller House, Blacksmith Shop, Tenant House, Mill Museum and General Store Museum during or regularly scheduled living history program, public events and special functions.

Additionally, please respect signs that indicate an area is reserved for another group by staying out of that area.  

By coming to Jerusalem Mill Village for photographs without making reservations through the park or through the Friends of Jerusalem Mill, you will not be able to guarantee access to any particular area, guarantee uninterrupted access or prevent the public from sharing the use of an area with you.

If you would like to reserve an area in the Village to ensure that you have access for you and your clients, this can be done for a small fee.  Please email the Friends of Jerusalem Mill at

Photographs taken at public and private events in the Jerusalem Village may be posted on the Historic Jerusalem Mill social media pages.

Additional information to ensure you photography session is safe and successful:
Automotive traffic through the Village is significantly heavier than it used to be – please be mindful of the traffic and use the crosswalks to cross Jerusalem Road.

The Percy Lee Dairy Farm Foundation just invested over $150,000 to stabilize the stone barn walls on Jericho Road, BUT this is still a construction site and we ask all visitors to stay out of the area until we have the area cleaned up. We know that the stone barn is an excellent backdrop for photographs, so our volunteers and working tirelessly to open this unique venue to the public.

If you have scheduled clients overlapping with our activities, consider remaining in the Meadow or hay fields.

Please do not leave logs or other items in the hay fields as our tractor and hayer costs $1000s to fix when it unknowingly runs over them!
Regarding the Park’s photography policy:

Click here to download the Maryland Park Service Photography Permit.  There is no longer a fee.

MPS Commercial Photography Permit

Any questions, comments on the policy itself should be directed to HQ, GFSP, 410.592.2897, comments to FOJM or PLDFF should be directed to Rick Decker 410-591-7075