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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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Mount Vernon District is beautiful, and, is a great place to take pictures. Pretty statues in the center of various streets.Fountains in the park. The school of the arts is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Mount Vernon District is beautiful, and, is a great place to take pictures. Pretty statues in the center of various streets.Fountains in the park. The school of the arts is located in this district.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It was my birthday and my vegetarian, adult son came up from D.C. and took me and his Dad to dinner at this Afghan restaurant. Mmmmm, everything we had was so very good in this lovely and reasonably-priced place with the most attentive service. Happy Birthday to me! After dinner, we took a walk in the moonlight (and streetlights) in... More 

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Ellicott City MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This area has a 10 a.m. walking tour on Saturdays in season. You can walk around it yourself too. It's a bit hilly with monuments, benches, trees and shrubs. Surrounding it are a beautiful old serpentine Gothic Church, the Engineers Club (which used to be the Garrett mansion), the Peabody Library (with one of the most spectacular interior spaces), several... More 

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upstate NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Interesting architecture, lots of little shops and restaurants. Seemed safe in the evening but I was with 4 other people most of the time.

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Truckee, California
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: MVBA / 1221 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: 410-528-1919
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon

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