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Mount Vernon Cultural District

MVBA / 1221 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Mount Vernon)
410-528-1919
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Ranked #19 of 133 Attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner description: Mount Vernon is home to Baltimore's most prestigious cultural institutions including: The Baltimore...
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Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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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Memphis, Tennessee
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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79 attraction reviews
337 helpful votes 337 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Washington DC
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162 reviews 162 reviews
45 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Mt. Vernon district is a tribute to Baltimore, the East Coast's Charm City. For a brief moment in time you can feel like you are in Europe - the architectural style - the open square - the cultural attractions. Then you wake up and you come back to reality - Mt. Vernon is what all of Baltimore used to... More 

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Hampstead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wonderful architecture. Try to head there in the morning if you want to see the inside of the gothic church, as though it was supposed to close at 3, that day it wasn't open at 2:15 when we arrived.

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Shanghai, China
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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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94 helpful votes 94 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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