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The Walters Art Museum

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Neighborhood: Mount Vernon
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Address: 600 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5118
Phone Number: 410-547-9000
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Took an hour tour of the ancient world collection. Very informative. Spoke with an intern who was helping restore a piece of Limoges enamel. The Walters is on of the top 10... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Brad S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took an hour tour of the ancient world collection. Very informative. Spoke with an intern who was helping restore a piece of Limoges enamel. The Walters is on of the top 10 museums in the USA and belongs to the City of Baltimore. Its collections secure our general obligation bonds.

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Washington Grove, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Free(but make a donation), in Mount Vernon not too far away from the Harbor and its attractions, across from the Washington Monument. Eclectic, personal collection heavy on the ancient world. Excellent paintings by Pissarro, Sisley, others. Hundreds of unusual objects. A must-see in Baltimore.

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Timonium, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Walters Art Gallery started their collection privately, with the intent on preserving and featuring art culture for the public. To do this, a buyer named Lucas sailed to France in the late 1800s to procure pieces for the collection. Lucas hated the ocean voyage so much that he never returned, and kept his role as a buyer while living... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited both, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Museums during a recent trip to Baltimore. While both museums are excellent, the Walters Museum was my favorite. The collection is very comprehensive, and it is presented in a very didactic and interesting way. I would allocate at least 3-4 hours to visit, as there are many things to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the kind of museum that I have to keep coming back to because there is way more than I can absorb in a day. I guess I am going to have to find an excuse to return to Baltimore. The collection is diverse and except for more contemporary work, there is something for everyone.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the downtown area is this great museum. This museum has some of the very best paintings and artifacts i have ever seen. The history of the museum itself is amazing. Must see if you like museums. And free admission with friendly people working there.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

How fortunate we have been to live in Baltimore and to have the Walters Art Museum at our fingertips. This museum is an institution in Baltimore. We can thank William Thompson Walters and his son, Henry for bequeathing their collection to the City of Baltimore. We love to visit because it offers a superb collection of art from the 3rd... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Walters is a superb art museum, reflecting the varied taste of the founders and the care of curators ever since. Medieval and classical, Asian and Western, in varied forms from paintings to ceramics to sculptures and jewelry. In addition to the exhibits, there are many opportunities for activities, including lectures, classes and special tours, as well as demonstrations of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the jewels in Baltimore. The quality of the objects, presentation and 5500 years represented makes it a great place to visit always.

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Parkton, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I took my high school senior daughter to view the exhibits there for a school art program prerequisite and as we spent a few hours looking at a vast diverse array of art work we realized we had only seen a small portion of the museum. We ran out of time before we could begin to see... More 

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