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“Lovely historic home, especially when decorated for Christmas!”

Evergreen Museum & Library
Ranked #64 of 237 things to do in Baltimore
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Owner description: On the National Register of Historic Places, this mansion is a magnificent Italianate structure surrounded by twenty-six wooded acres and scenic formal gardens.
Reviewed 9 July 2013

This is an interesting and beautiful historic home with period furnishings and accessories displayed throughout. It is decorated at Christmas and offers different events during the holiday season. The vintage sleigh outside offers a great photo opportunity!

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

My wife loves looking at historic residences so she pulled out a review from The Washington Post that was published in March 2012 and found the Evergreen Museum & Library in Baltimore. We had a very good tour guide who was both knowledgeable and personable. The house was amazing as were the artifacts within. We really enjoyed our visit.

2  Thank WeekendPackager
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

I've lived in DC for 40 years and thought I knew most of the great attractions in Baltimore. Boy was I wrong. Yesterday, through Tripadvisor, I discovered, and visited, this amazing place. The charming and informed hour-long tour was way too short. This Gilded Age house, built by Robber Baron John Garrett, head of the B&O Railroad, makes you think. Such 1% accumulation of wealth is disgusting; such collecting of gorgeous and important art-work, by a specific human being with individual taste, is spectacular. The ripping off of the masses was done over 100 years ago; the house and collection remain. So unless you feel you shouldn't visit the National Gallery or Sistine Chapel or Machu Picchu because folks were exploited building them, do see this wonderful house and collection on 26 peaceful acres just north of downtown Baltimore. The house is a spectacular pile, added to over 75 years, and the collections are visibly shaped by the tastes of two generations of Garretts. It's a historical treat. (Not good for kids.)

4  Thank MackSandy
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

We were part of a meeting of L3 in Washington that included meetings with faculty at Johns Hopkins followed by dinner at the Evergreen House and Museum now owned by JH but just next to Loyola University. The museum is a true gem and former home of the Garrett family who donated the home (husband the house, followed by wife the contents with the stipulation that if they were ever separated, the entire place would be forfeit to JH). Mrs. Garrett had a theatre built in the home where she would be the sole performer for her dinner guests. Our dinner, after touring the art and artifacts in the home, was superb with our group being served simultaneously with terrific food by a very friendly waitstaff. Truly a great experience.

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Reviewed 31 March 2013 via mobile

The Architecture of this historic mansion and surrounding gardens are truley worth a stroll back in time

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