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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 #22 of 157 attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods
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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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

The historic architecture and institutions surrounding the Washington Monument reminded me of grand old cities in Europe--a highlight of our trip to Baltimore. Great restaurants and cafes to choose from nearby as well.

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Manchester
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you are in the Inner Harbor, take the FREE purple line bus (comes about every 10-15 minutes) to The Mt. Vernon Cultural District. You will see beautiful buildings, churches, museums, etc.

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Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

A wonderful neighborhood to visit. Buildings rich in history and beautiful green spaces to stop and relax in.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Growing up in Baltimore in the 1960s-70s living in the suburbs of Baltimore County. This place gave me and my friends a cultural architectural perspective.The 18th and 19th century building connected us to our colonial roots.The Scottish philanthropist George Peabody founded the Peabody Institute of Music.The Librarians at the Pratt library were snooty when we were curious teenagers, going into... More

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Texas
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41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The area with the Washington Monument, Peabody and Walter's Art museum is really nice. Some of the area around it, no so much! We stayed in a little row house in the Mount Vernon cultural district and during the day it was fine, but we didn't walk around at night. I'd recommend staying in the inner harbor area if you... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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Maryland
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169 reviews 169 reviews
52 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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103 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
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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