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The Walters Art Museum

Address: 600 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Mount Vernon)
Phone Number: 410-547-9000
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Ranked #3 of 148 Attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It was a museum that offered a variety of art and artifacts. It was a nice size and I did not feel overwhelmed by it.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The Walters is located in a fun neighborhood in Baltimore. The museum has great exhibits and is absolutely free. They also neat evening events worthy exploring.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Not too big, beautifully laid out, free -- what's not to like? It isn't a comprehensive collection, but in some ways that's better, as it allows stress-free browsing through the galleries. I try to visit the Walters whenever I'm in Baltimore.

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Palmyra, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This museum is free, which was extraordinary given the size and the depth of the collection. It is easily accessible by public transportation (we took the Charm City Connector, free bus, purple line to get there). We especially enjoyed the impressionist paintings and the absolutely gorgeous Japanese bowls. The collection is large and could be overwhelming. We spent about two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favorite attractions in Baltimore. The museum has a very diverse collection with everything from armour to beautiful paintings to mummies statues to stained glass. Unlike most art museums, they work very hard to plan involve children in art. They have really fun scavenger hunts that even my 5 year old son liked, an activity room... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Inadequate selection of food and drinks as well as grumpy service. We enjoyed our visit to the Museum very much.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Wonderful art museum with works form many of the masters. Best of all, the museum is free. Definitely worth visiting when you are in Baltimore!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

No art lover should pass up the Walters. It has a wonderful collection, albeit small. And it is free. And convenient. We focused on the American Artist Abroad Exhibit which, while a bit sparse for a theme of this magnitude, was well organized and well presented. The Bookbinding Exhibit was a more tasty treat. We only had 90 minutes to... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Not only their collection is relatively small, they keep lots of their objects in the vaults. I looked up their site (which is horrible as the search option doesn't work at all) to find their Mesoamerican collection to be pretty good, but it turned out that they had not a single object from it on view. None. Zilch. Their ancient... More 

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Perryville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My six year old picked this place out to visit over Christmas break. Great art museum with a variety of collections. Four floors of some amazing art work. Best of all, there is no cover to see the collections. Located in the Mount Vernon area, there is a lot to see and do there. Parking can be validated and easy.... More 

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