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Mount Vernon Cultural District

MVBA / 1221 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Downtown)
410-528-1919
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Ranked #21 of 153 attractions in Baltimore
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
Owner description: Mount Vernon is home to Baltimore's most prestigious cultural institutions including: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra,The Walters Art Museum, The... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I would never stay at this hotel!! Be warned. There is no air conditioning even though it was over 70 degrees outside. They did not have enough fans to cover all their rooms. I have tried for over a week left 4 messages for the hotel manager and have never heard back from him. DO NOT STAY THERE!!! Mold in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I take all my guests on a stroll through the Peabody library because it is STUNNING (and free)! Some of the best restaurants in Baltimore are around here, including Brewer's Art (only open in the evening), Marie Louis, and lots of great ethnic food. Great place to eat!

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Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This place may look nice on the outside but the service for the day time and evening staff was terrible. We booked a room for a friends last fling weekend. We called before we booked the room to see if we could have a suite that would sleep 7 people. They told us they had a room....however when we walked... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Mt. Vernon has a nice array of restaurants, coffee shops and bars. It has a couple nice museums and unusual shops and neighbors who are as friendly as can be. This is a very highly dense LGBT community so the majority of the gay bars/restaurants are situated in this district. The only drawback is that a few blocks away is... More

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We stayed in this area instead of Inner Harbor seeking charm and maybe some boutique shopping. It didn't seem to have much of either. The area around the George Washington monument is nice, but nothing seemed to be open in the early evening and all of the side streets were far from charming. I didn't feel unsafe, but you got... More

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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I walked from Baltimore's Inner Harbor to this area... Quite a hike!!! It was well worth it!!! This area has the old history, but now an eclectic mix of shops & restaurants... I would make the long hike again!!!

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The Walters, several churches, Washington monuments, many statutes, fountains, restaurants, cafes wine bar. I wish I lived there.

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We were there while it was pouring down rain but that did not stop us. We love history and to be here and see the George Washington Monument is outstanding. Can easily spend an entire day in the Mount Vernon area. There are multiple stops for the Charm City Circulatory (free public transit system) in this area so it is... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Mt. Vernon is both scruffy and elegant, the best of historic Baltimore and maybe a feeling that it could be a better representative of the city. I love it regardless. Lived there in the early '90s, walked to work downtown, loved the park, the bars, the restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love this area of town--so much diversity! Wander through the shops, have lunch or dinner, have a glass of wine--it can be whatever you make it. The best part is there are few if any 'chain' restaurants or shops!

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