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Mount Vernon Cultural District

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Address: MVBA / 1221 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: 410-528-1919
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Mount Vernon is home to Baltimore's most prestigious cultural institutions...

Mount Vernon is home to Baltimore's most prestigious cultural institutions including: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra,The Walters Art Museum, The Lyric Opera House, Centerstage, Spotlighter's Theater, The Peabody Institute,Contemporary Museum, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute, Garrett Jacobs Mansion, The George Peabody Library, Maryland Historical Society, Theatre Project

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There is so much to offer in Mount Vernon from the plethora of historic churches to the Washington Monument to the corner drinkeries and pubs. Something for everyone. Open to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland

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Baltimore, Maryland
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

There is so much to offer in Mount Vernon from the plethora of historic churches to the Washington Monument to the corner drinkeries and pubs. Something for everyone. Open to all types of people, very diverse. Try Mount Vernon Stable for Ribs or a burger. Great for folks on a budget. Stop in Grand Central for a drink and stay... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,209 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a good area to walk around and enjoy the architecture and sites. Thankfully it hasn't been terribly damaged by the recent unrest, but maybe go soon, just to make sure your see it before anyone else gets their hands on it.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Come if you can. The Walters Art Gallery, beautiful park, beautiful Church, beautiful buildings. Not to mention The Peabidy Institue of Music. My favorite is The Washinton Monument, if you are up for it. Two hundred and twenty seven steps to a spectacular view of Baltimore and the harbor.

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Philadelphia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Lovely area to walk visit/stay and is in close proximity to Inner Harbor attractions. Gem of a neighborhood with the awesome free Walters Museum, free library nearby, monuments, parks, shops and restaurants.

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San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

You can easily spend a day (or more) walking within a few blocks of this area. There are so many things to see and do.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

There are several historic monuments located withing short walking distance in the Mt. Vernon cultural district. Walter Art museum has excellent collection. United Methodist church offers excellent example of early architecture.

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Towson, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

It is a quadrangle where the architecture is an expression of the residents and the level of the top cultural city. Care for details of the building, maintenance of the single window, street cleaning, also simplicity the external graphics of the restaurants, museums among the other the most qualified of the city of Baltimore. Undoubtedly in Down Town, Mount Vernon... More 

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Cockeysville
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

There used to be a book festival in October every year and that was my chance to wander around on walking tours; see all the turn of the century architecture. Good restaurants like the Helmand (Afghanistan).

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Ada, Ohio
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

If you are a fan of American architecture this is a great neighborhood to stroll around. The Basilica of the Assumption , built from 1806-1821, is particularly worth visiting.

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Coloma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Just to wander around & observe the significance of the various explanations provided restores the American pride of our relatively short history as a nation.

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