The Walters Art Museum is not just in Baltimore, but of Baltimore.
When you visit the Walters, you are in the heart of one of Baltimore’s most iconic neighborhoods, in a city where art, music, and culture thrive. Baltimore is also a civic-minded city, with a strong sense of community.
At the Walters, we proudly contribute to Baltimore’s rich cultural life. Through our exhibitions and programs, we celebrate the exciting diversity of the people who comprise our city and we create meaningful opportunities for visitors to come together and connect.
The Walters is located in the Mount Vernon cultural district, which provides an unequaled richness of experience. National and international sites of renown, including art museums, theaters, colleges, concert venues and historical landmarks, all contribute to Mount Vernon’s vibrancy.
When visiting the Walters, check out these nearby attractions.
Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place
Begun in 1815, Baltimore’s Washington Monument is the first monument dedicated to the first president of the United States. Designed by architect Robert Mills, the Monument became the centerpiece of Mount Vernon Place. The squares are ornamented with fine works of art in bronze, a collection that began with William T. Walters’s 1885 gift of sculptures by the French artists Antoine-Louis Barye and Paul Dubois. To learn about visiting the Monument and the history of Mount Vernon Place, visit Mount Vernon Place Conservancy.
Maryland Historical Society
The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) is the state’s oldest cultural institution. Including a museum, library, press and extensive educational programs, the MdHS collects, preserves and interprets objects and materials reflecting Maryland’s diverse heritage.
The Peabody is one of the nation’s major sources of professionally trained musicians and dancers and is affiliated with the renowned Johns Hopkins University. Explore the stunning George Peabody Library, or take in a performance at Peabody or at the Walters Art Museum.
Baltimore Center Stage
For more than 40 years, Center Stage has been Baltimore’s leading professional producing theater company and a pioneer in America’s regional theater movement.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Performing at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has earned a reputation as both an internationally-recognized orchestra and a treasured local institution.