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Mount Vernon

Neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland

Travel Tips

Visit the Peabody Library and the Walters Art Museum for a cultural feast. 1

The library alone is worth a visit to Baltimore for its beauty. 2

Ideal for architecture enthusiasts and those seeking a car-free lifestyle. 3

A short stroll from Inner Harbor, ideal for lunch. 4

Purchase tickets 3 days in advance for a discount. Consider the 'Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour' for a comprehensive experience. 5

Book your tour time when you buy tickets online. 6

Tour the house, visit Washingtonโ€™s grave, and explore the estate. Great day trip from D.C. 7

Visit daily for public tours. Special attention to the mansion, gardens, and the tombs of George and Martha Washington. 8

Take a guided mansion tour for insights into the lives of the First couple and the enslaved people. 9

Includes a guided home tour, pioneer farm site, slave quarters, and Washingtonโ€™s Tomb. 10

Accessible by Metro and bus, with a free bus transfer if you get a transfer ticket. 11

Driving is the only way to reach Mount Vernon, plan accordingly. 12

Introduction

Historical Attractions

  • ๐Ÿ—ฟ Washington Monument: The first monument to George Washington in the United States, completed in 1829.
  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Mount Vernon Place: A National Historic Landmark District with beautiful parks and architecture.
  • โ›ช Basilica of the Assumption: The oldest cathedral in the United States.
  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Peabody Institute: Part of Johns Hopkins University, known for its music conservatory.
  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church: Built on the site where Francis Scott Key died.

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Cultural Institutions

  • ๐ŸŽจ Walters Art Museum: Features a diverse collection of art from different periods and cultures.
  • ๐Ÿ“š George Peabody Library: Known for its stunning architecture and vast collection of books.
  • ๐Ÿ“š Enoch Pratt Free Library: Hosts community events and offers a wide range of books.
  • ๐ŸŽญ Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Performs at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.
  • ๐ŸŽญ Center Stage: Offers a variety of theatrical performances.
  • ๐ŸŽญ Lyric Opera House: Hosts opera and other musical performances.

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Events

  • ๐ŸŒธ Flower Mart: Held annually in early May, featuring flowers and family-friendly activities.
  • ๐Ÿ’ก Monument Lighting: An annual event in December where the Washington Monument is illuminated.
  • ๐ŸŽฌ Summer in the Squares: Weekly summertime events including outdoor performances, movies, and yoga classes.

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Dining

  • ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ The Brewer's Art: Known for its beer selection and delicious food.
  • ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ The Ivy Hotel: Offers high tea and fine dining experiences.
  • ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Topside: Located in Hotel Revival, offers beautiful views of Mount Vernon.
  • ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Eclectic Boutiques: Various eateries offering diverse culinary experiences.

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Lodging

  • ๐Ÿจ Lord Baltimore Hotel: A historic hotel offering modern amenities.
  • ๐Ÿจ The Ivy Hotel: The only Relais & Chรขteaux hotel in Maryland, known for its luxury.

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Transportation

  • ๐Ÿš‰ Penn Station: Served by Amtrak and MARC commuter rail, located north of Mid-Town Belvedere.
  • ๐Ÿš‡ Metro Subway: Runs beneath Eutaw Street, providing easy access to the neighborhood.
  • ๐Ÿš‹ Light RailLink: Runs along Howard Street on the western side of Mount Vernon.
  • โœˆ๏ธ BWI Airport: Approximately 25 minutes away by car.

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