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Mount Vernon Cultural District

Address: MVBA / 1221 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Mount Vernon)
Phone Number: 410-528-1919
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Ranked #22 of 149 Attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Mount Vernon is home to Baltimore's most prestigious cultural institutions including: The Baltimore...
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Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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

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Baltimore
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242 reviews 242 reviews
140 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Bounded by Franklin on the South, Eager on the North, 83 to the East and Howard to the West, Mt. Vernon is one of the nicest areas to see in Baltimore because of the many lovely old buildings, as well as some local shops and restaurants. Parking is always a little challenging in Baltimore so it can be best to... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you want a place to go to see fantastic architecture from a more gentile time, Mt Vernon is the place! The restaurants offer many excellent choices and the Washington monument and surrounding streets offer a nice area to walk or stroll.

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Seminole, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

Many visitors to Baltimore never get beyond the Inner Harbor, but just north of downtown lies a neighborhood full of interesting places to see. The Mt. Vernon neighborhood contains a wonderful cross shaped square at it's heart with the oldest monument that honors George Washington at the center if the square. Two very fine museums also are nearby. The Walters... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

If you love urban neighborhoods, architecture and history, you must walk around this charming neighborhood. Mere blocks away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, we wandered for nearly an entire day just looking at the historic buildings. Many others post about the great restaurants and shops, but we walked the neighborhood on a sunny Sunday. Starting early and with... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

This is not stereotypical Baltimore. The streets are lined with cute shops and fantastic restaurants, as well as an art museum and beautiful churches. This is not the kitschy stuff of which the Inner Harbor is made. The neighborhood is a great place for a stroll. It also feels quite safe for an urban neighborhood.

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Dourados, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

For a cultural district, I see a few things in our way.... but was raining, so my point of view may be ruined by that.

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north carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Reminded me of home! Funky cool shops little cafe's and cool hip people. The light rail is very close! They have little shops! Beautiful old buildings all over

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A little history, a lot of nature, and a lot of walking. Two visits and I enjoy going to visit this site. Around Christmas the top floor is open for viewing and the basement is often open for special events.

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Hamilton, NJ
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340 helpful votes 340 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

To be in Baltimore and not to see Mount Vernon - Belvedere area defies the purpose of visiting the city. Even if one is in a rush, a quick stroll in the area is definitely going to be worth your while and will provide lasting recollections. Not only it is a home for the first memorial of George Washington, inaugurated... More 

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Md
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Old Baltimore exists in Mt Vernon. Although the Washington Monument has scaffolding on it, due to a preservation project (thank goodness), one must visit this area to get the feel of the gentrified area of the city, a century or longer ago. Oh, the Engineers Club has opera concert nights, silent movies with the old pipe organ improvising along with... More 

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