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Mount Vernon Cultural District

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Address: MVBA / 1221 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: 410-528-1919
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Description: Mount Vernon is home to Baltimore's most prestigious cultural institutions...
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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Beautiful old row homes, Washington Monument, Great walking area

What a great historic part of the city. We parked on the street right next to the washington Monument. beuatufu lold church, Peabody Music Institute, Large historic library... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Truckee, California
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Truckee, California
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277 reviews 277 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

What a great historic part of the city. We parked on the street right next to the washington Monument. beuatufu lold church, Peabody Music Institute, Large historic library, Walters Art Gallery, Beautiful historic homes, Historic Catholic basilica, all nearby what a treat in downtown.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

monument and the sculptures in the park are well maintained. the washington monument was under repair and closed for visitors in March of 2015 though.

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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It is amazing how few people realize the absolute beauty of many areas of Baltimore. This area of the city still has some of the most beautiful historic places that I have seen in the U.S. There was once great wealth in Baltimore - banking, shipping, industry all flourished here. This area is where some of the wealthiest families lived... More 

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baltimore, md
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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

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
54 helpful votes 54 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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