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“Take a stroll here”

Mount Vernon Cultural District
Ranked #39 of 242 things to do in Baltimore
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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
Reviewed 6 August 2013

The area surrounding the Washington Monument is worthy of a good stroll. You'll get to see a mini park, preserved streets, and the Walters Art Museum. There's a few hotels in the area as well. In the summers, there are concerts held here. On Charles Street, there are always things to do and eat.

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Reviewed 1 August 2013

We will have a family wedding at the Engineer's Club in October and wanted to visit the area (with the bride & groom). It is a lovely area and the Engineer's Club is quite elegant. The park across the street is actually where the wedding will take place, at the foot of the Washington Monument. We are really looking forward to it!

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Very ecclectic place to see! Take a walking tour through this area and you will not be disappointed: little stores, museums, old and famous buildings, good multi-cultural restaurants! A gem of this city!

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Reviewed 14 July 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.

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Reviewed 8 July 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 !

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