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“Lovely part of Baltimore” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mount Vernon Cultural District

Mount Vernon Cultural District
Ranked #36 of 224 things to do in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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
Sydney, Australia
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1,273 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 482 helpful votes
“Lovely part of Baltimore”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

This is a nice place for a stroll on a sunny day.

The historic buildings are lovely and you must stop in at the Engineers Club and look at their magnificent wooden staircase. A well-kept secret which was told to me by a local.

Visited April 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Perfect 19th Century Square”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

One reviewer said "nice walk but not much else" .... But that's just the tip of the iceberg. It is a lovely square that once was the epicenter of elite Baltimore. The mansions that line the square nowhouse cultural treasure troves like The Walters Art Museum and the Peabody Conservatory. Take a peek inside the latter to see the lovely library. If you are lucky to get to peer inside th Engineer's club you'll see a once private home, now a private club, with all its magnificent flourishes (Tiffany windows, ornate wood carving). Sit by the fountains, have a picnic or attend a Saturday morning free yoga class on the lawn. Watch for concerts and movies in the summer, the Book Festival in September and many other events that are free to all. Do look at the monuments .... an interesting array of heroes like George Washington and important -- though certainly dubious figures from our past such as Chief Justice Roger Taney-- most noted for the fateful Dred Scot decision that solidified slavery just before the Civil War. What can we say, except -- Baltimore is a complex and intriguing place !

Visited July 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Skip the touristy inner harbor and visit the real Baltimore!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Mount Vernon reminds me of Beacon Hill in Boston. Beautiful architecture, wonderful restaurants along N Charles, The Walters Art Museum and The world renowned Peabody Institute and Library.

Visited May 2013
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New Jersey
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“A beautiful area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

My family and I walked to this area to enjoy a large family dinner at the Creme Restaurant and Lounge, and several walked around afterwards just enjoying the beautiful architecture.

Visited May 2013
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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Adorable!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

My daughter lives in this area and it is sooooo cute. The few days we were there, we had the opportunity to visit a wonderful art show "on the square". Plus we stopped in to the Peabody Library (part of Johns Hopkins, I think). The main "room" of the library was the inspiration for Beauty & the Beast --- enough said!

Visited May 2013
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