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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 #28 of 314 things to do in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic sites, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Mount Vernon is home to Baltimore's most prestigious cultural institutions including: The Baltimore...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic sites, 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, md
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The Mount Vernon area used to be where many of the rich people in Baltimore lived. It is still beautiful and well maintained with gardens, statuary, and interesting buildings to look at and visit. I recommend it as a place to walk on a beautiful day and enjoy the plantings and the people watching.

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Baltimore
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248 reviews 248 reviews
143 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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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
51 helpful votes 51 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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33 attraction reviews
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
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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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