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Evergreen Museum & Library

4545 N. Charles St., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21210
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Ranked #34 of 156 Attractions in Baltimore
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Owner description: On the National Register of Historic Places, this mansion is a magnificent Italianate structure surrounded by twenty-six wooded acres and scenic formal gardens.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

From the Evergreen Museum website...they say it best: Housed in a former Gilded Age mansion surrounded by Italian-style gardens, Evergreen Museum & Library is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative arts, rare books and manuscripts assembled by two generations of the philanthropic Garrett family, and a vibrant, inspirational venue for contemporary artists. In the mid-19th century, when... More

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Moneta, Virginia, United States
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24 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were in Baltimore for a high school reunion and won the pass to Homewood/Evergreen as a door prize :) we read the brochure on both and decided on Evergreen for a Sunday tour at noon. The tour guides were Johns Hopkins students...very knowledgable and articulate about Evergreen...and we enjoyed our 'private' tour!! Lots of art and collectibles...a very interesting... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Special dinner for my husband's professional group was held here. Alas we were too large a group to visit the lovely main house, but the arrangements and execution for the dinner in the carriage house were outstanding. Intimate atmosphere, expert attentive but unobtrusive service. Cocktails with appetizers like asparagus wrapped in prosciutto were served in the tented entryway, followed by... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I'll start off by saying we visited on a Wednesday afternoon, and were thus the only visitors on the tour. We ended up with two tour guides. One (Sara) who has been giving tours at Evergreen for decades, and one (Christine) who is fairly new to Evergreen (but no stranger to art and artifacts). The tour ended up being about... More

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Nottingham, Maryland
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95 reviews 95 reviews
47 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I have lived in Baltmore 30 years and had driven by this place hundreds of time. I knew it existed because I saw the sign. What I did not know was how wonderful this place is. Stop and take a tour. You will be impressed from the gold bathroom, the Tiffany glass, the rare books in the library, and overall... More

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New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is an interesting and beautiful historic home with period furnishings and accessories displayed throughout. It is decorated at Christmas and offers different events during the holiday season. The vintage sleigh outside offers a great photo opportunity!

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Washington, DC
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My wife loves looking at historic residences so she pulled out a review from The Washington Post that was published in March 2012 and found the Evergreen Museum & Library in Baltimore. We had a very good tour guide who was both knowledgeable and personable. The house was amazing as were the artifacts within. We really enjoyed our visit.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I've lived in DC for 40 years and thought I knew most of the great attractions in Baltimore. Boy was I wrong. Yesterday, through Tripadvisor, I discovered, and visited, this amazing place. The charming and informed hour-long tour was way too short. This Gilded Age house, built by Robber Baron John Garrett, head of the B&O Railroad, makes you think.... More

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Austin, Texas
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136 reviews 136 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We were part of a meeting of L3 in Washington that included meetings with faculty at Johns Hopkins followed by dinner at the Evergreen House and Museum now owned by JH but just next to Loyola University. The museum is a true gem and former home of the Garrett family who donated the home (husband the house, followed by wife... More

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Cockeysville, Maryland
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

The Architecture of this historic mansion and surrounding gardens are truley worth a stroll back in time

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