A definite cultural highlight on your trip to Baltimore is exploring the Mount Vernon Historical District. There are buildings with incredible history and stunning 19th century architecture, museums, small cafes and eclectic shops with plenty of green space to relax and enjoy. The neighborhood is offbeat and diverse and has a unique charm that you will not experience in many other cities. It is much like a step back in time from the architecture to the cobble stone streets.
Things to Do
- Plenty of unique and eclectic places to eat and shop
- Explore the plentiful antique shops
- Visit the Washington Monument; the Nation's first monument honoring George Washington , The Battle Monument which was the first monument commemorating the war of 1812 and paid tribute to the 39 Baltimorians who lost their lived in the Battle of Baltimore.
- Visit several historic libraries Like the Peabody Library and the Pratt Free Library and museums like the Walters Art Museum
- Attend concerts and take in shows
Mount Vernon Historical District Insider Tips
- If you are visiting the Inner Harbor you can take a free purple line bus to this historical district. It is about a fifteen minute ride.
- The main room in the Peabody Library was the inspiration for the scenes in Beauty and the Beast. It is definitely worth the free walkthrough to enjoy the breathtaking cathedral type architecture in this wonderful library.