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Evergreen Museum & Library

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Address: 4545 N Charles St, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21210-2601
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+1 410-516-0341
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On the National Register of Historic Places, this mansion is a magnificent...

On the National Register of Historic Places, this mansion is a magnificent Italianate structure surrounded by twenty-six wooded acres and scenic formal gardens.

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Hidden gem

It was my first visit so I had no expectations. I was amazed how dig it was. The house is beautiful and give you a good picture of the lives of the people who inhabited it.

Reviewed October 17, 2016
Sami L
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

It was my first visit so I had no expectations. I was amazed how dig it was. The house is beautiful and give you a good picture of the lives of the people who inhabited it.

Thank Sami L
Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I have no idea how I ever waited so long to visit the Evergreen Museum, because it was one of the most wonderful experiences that a Victorian House aficionado could ever have. I was fortunate enough to have a personal tour conducted by my docent Freddie, who was a delight and was full of knowledge and great anecdotes about the... More 

1 Thank sdsteve1
Austin Texas
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Reviewed August 17, 2016

On visits to my family we have passed this wonderful museum, but had not visited the museum library. My son's wedding reception was held in the carriage house ( part of the estate) The main house has books and art, Picasso, Degas and Modigliani .. The famous gold bathroom is fun... Every room is breathtaking. When visiting Baltimore one really... More 

Thank Nancy-Jane G
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Reviewed August 3, 2016

We stopped in because it was open on a Monday when many other museums in the city are closed. We were rewarded by the surprise of discovering a treasure-trove. Owned by Johns Hopkins University, this house/museum of the Garrett family is filled with many Tiffany light fixtures and vases. On the walls are artworks by masters of the first half... More 

Thank Beachbumman
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

I've been on so many house tours I'm usually bored out of my mind but this place had a lot of surprises! A bathroom covered in 24kt gold (seriously), an indoor theater, a huge library, another oddball bathroom, servants quarters, and lots of art by the big names (e.g., Picasso, Degas, etc). Tour took about an hour and a quarter.... More 

Thank Idgie13
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed March 6, 2016

Well worth the hour-long visit. Excellent docent/guide, a Johns Hopkins student doing research on the family who lived there. We brought the kids, but it's a don't touch anything place.

Thank SamOnLanier
Petersburg, Virginia
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Reviewed August 8, 2015

Heard about this through TA. A wonderful tour. Actual tour doesn't take much time, but appreciated the patience of the docent in answering questions. The library room was my favorite. Artwork and artifacts interesting to see. Once again reminded that people with 'real' money weren't adversely impacted by Depression.

Thank scampi745
Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had driven by this museum for years and finally stopped in. The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the mansion and the collections within it. A nice way to while away a summer afternoon.

Thank FilledWithJoy
Augusta, GA
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Reviewed April 13, 2015

We almost skipped this in favor of a comics museum, and boy are we glad we didn't. The house was given to Johns Hopkins University following the owners' deaths. Besides the house being huge and gorgeous inside, it is chock full of artistic treasures. The tour was led by a junior at Johns Hopkins, and she was one of the... More 

1 Thank Kay M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed March 24, 2015

Stunning Gilded Age gem. About an hour away from Washington, DC and worth the trip. The home is beyond wonderful. A great collection of Duffy's, Modigliani's. A theatre and gallery designed by Leon Bakst of the Ballet Russe fame. More important - a glimpse as to how Alice and John Garrett lived and loved their life. I enjoyed every second... More 

1 Thank sbenjamen

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