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Mount Vernon Cultural District
Ranked #39 of 226 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
Lambertville, New Jersey
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319 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
“Lived there!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Mt. Vernon is both scruffy and elegant, the best of historic Baltimore and maybe a feeling that it could be a better representative of the city. I love it regardless. Lived there in the early '90s, walked to work downtown, loved the park, the bars, the restaurants.

Visited April 2013
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English first
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Still a hit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

I love this area of town--so much diversity! Wander through the shops, have lunch or dinner, have a glass of wine--it can be whatever you make it. The best part is there are few if any 'chain' restaurants or shops!

Visited July 2013
Thank Cheryl816
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
“Architecture is fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

It's a great neighborhood to walk around and try to peak in windows. It looks like Europe. The park in the center is gorgeous and maintained by volunteer residents. Try to go into The Engineers Club on the park and just look.

Visited December 2012
Thank sendingspirit
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Guangzhou, China
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59 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good by American's standard”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

As a tourist in the city one for sure would go here. It is ok. Good to walk around. the Walters museum is in the neighborhood.

Visited November 2013
Thank Modoki
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West Chester
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Favorite part of Baltimore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

Yes the Inner Harbor is Great but a place where you meet other tourists not the locals. I wanted to get off the beaten track and took a walk along St Charles St. I was not disappointed. There is a timeless feel about the Mt Vernon area. I walked from the inner harbor to my hotel several times. The Book Fair is special. I wa sin town on business and was not able to spend as much time as I wanted browsing through the book stacks. I was blessed with great weather. I loved seeing the Washington Memorial (yes Baltimore has one too) The book fair is in the square surrounding it. If you get tired of walking you can jump on the CharmCity Circulator Purple route goes through here. It was a wonderful experience walking through this area.

Visited September 2013
Thank cigak
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