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Address: 4545 N. Charles St., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21210
Phone Number: 410-516-0341
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: On the National Register of Historic Places, this mansion is a magnificent...
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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This house/museum blew me away

We almost skipped this in favor of a comics museum, and boy are we glad we didn't. The house was given to Johns Hopkins University following the owners' deaths. Besides the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Augusta, GA
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Augusta, GA
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693 reviews 693 reviews
318 attraction reviews
324 helpful votes 324 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We almost skipped this in favor of a comics museum, and boy are we glad we didn't. The house was given to Johns Hopkins University following the owners' deaths. Besides the house being huge and gorgeous inside, it is chock full of artistic treasures. The tour was led by a junior at Johns Hopkins, and she was one of the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
56 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Stunning Gilded Age gem. About an hour away from Washington, DC and worth the trip. The home is beyond wonderful. A great collection of Duffy's, Modigliani's. A theatre and gallery designed by Leon Bakst of the Ballet Russe fame. More important - a glimpse as to how Alice and John Garrett lived and loved their life. I enjoyed every second... More 

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Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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30 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
60 helpful votes 60 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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