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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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Mount Vernon is home to Baltimore's most prestigious cultural...

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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This is a SPECIAL place!

You can easily spend a day (or more) walking within a few blocks of this area. There are so many things to see and do.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You can easily spend a day (or more) walking within a few blocks of this area. There are so many things to see and do.

Thank Friartuc
Suffolk, Virginia
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several historic monuments located withing short walking distance in the Mt. Vernon cultural district. Walter Art museum has excellent collection. United Methodist church offers excellent example of early architecture.

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Towson, Maryland
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331 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a quadrangle where the architecture is an expression of the residents and the level of the top cultural city. Care for details of the building, maintenance of the single window, street cleaning, also simplicity the external graphics of the restaurants, museums among the other the most qualified of the city of Baltimore. Undoubtedly in Down Town, Mount Vernon... More 

Thank raoulhood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

There used to be a book festival in October every year and that was my chance to wander around on walking tours; see all the turn of the century architecture. Good restaurants like the Helmand (Afghanistan).

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Ada, Ohio
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107 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

If you are a fan of American architecture this is a great neighborhood to stroll around. The Basilica of the Assumption , built from 1806-1821, is particularly worth visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Just to wander around & observe the significance of the various explanations provided restores the American pride of our relatively short history as a nation.

Thank Herbert S
United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a great place for a walk. Sign up for the walking tours, or find a self-guided one somewhere. There is so much history here, great finding out all about it. And if you are not into history, the architecture alone is worth it. And if that doesn't do it for you, go one block up and enjoy one... More 

Thank 1AnnieEliza
Ladysmith, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

this is a beautiful historic neighborhood. We rode the Circulator to get there but it was within walking distance of our Inner Harbor hotel. We will definitely go back since the museums and historical society are not open on Mondays and Tuesdays. Jack and Zachary Food Store was a gem.

Thank rscandcjw
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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.

Thank Ruby F
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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