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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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Description: 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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Such history!

This is a great place for a walk. Sign up for the walking tours, or find a self-guided one somewhere. There is so much history here, great finding out all about it. And if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for a walk. Sign up for the walking tours, or find a self-guided one somewhere. There is so much history here, great finding out all about it. And if you are not into history, the architecture alone is worth it. And if that doesn't do it for you, go one block up and enjoy one... More 

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Ladysmith, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

this is a beautiful historic neighborhood. We rode the Circulator to get there but it was within walking distance of our Inner Harbor hotel. We will definitely go back since the museums and historical society are not open on Mondays and Tuesdays. Jack and Zachary Food Store was a gem.

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Mount Vernon District is beautiful, and, is a great place to take pictures. Pretty statues in the center of various streets.Fountains in the park. The school of the arts is located in this district.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It was my birthday and my vegetarian, adult son came up from D.C. and took me and his Dad to dinner at this Afghan restaurant. Mmmmm, everything we had was so very good in this lovely and reasonably-priced place with the most attentive service. Happy Birthday to me! After dinner, we took a walk in the moonlight (and streetlights) in... More 

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Ellicott City MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This area has a 10 a.m. walking tour on Saturdays in season. You can walk around it yourself too. It's a bit hilly with monuments, benches, trees and shrubs. Surrounding it are a beautiful old serpentine Gothic Church, the Engineers Club (which used to be the Garrett mansion), the Peabody Library (with one of the most spectacular interior spaces), several... More 

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upstate NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Interesting architecture, lots of little shops and restaurants. Seemed safe in the evening but I was with 4 other people most of the time.

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Truckee, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

What a great historic part of the city. We parked on the street right next to the washington Monument. beuatufu lold church, Peabody Music Institute, Large historic library, Walters Art Gallery, Beautiful historic homes, Historic Catholic basilica, all nearby what a treat in downtown.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

monument and the sculptures in the park are well maintained. the washington monument was under repair and closed for visitors in March of 2015 though.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It is amazing how few people realize the absolute beauty of many areas of Baltimore. This area of the city still has some of the most beautiful historic places that I have seen in the U.S. There was once great wealth in Baltimore - banking, shipping, industry all flourished here. This area is where some of the wealthiest families lived... More 

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baltimore, md
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Garrett Mansion was saved by the engineering society. The ballroom with pipe organ is a true treasure. Front desk staff are friendly - even if you are not a member of the engineering society.

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