The conservatory features contemporary chandeliers and a large glass case of red and celadon ceramics that provide a dynamic setting that is matched by spectacular views of Charles Street.
1 West Mount Vernon Place, the Walters Art Museum’s 19th-century mansion also known as Hackerman House, is now open after a multi-year transformation.
Situated in the heart of Mount Vernon, 1 West offers visitors exciting new ways to experience the Walters’ renowned collection in one of Baltimore’s most distinctive buildings.
Admission to 1 West Mount Vernon Place and the Walters Art Museum is free. Visitors can access 1 West directly via a new upper Charles Street entrance, and through the Centre Street and main Charles Street entrances.
1 West is supported by the State of Maryland, the City of Baltimore, the France-Merrick Foundation, Leo and Anna Belle Sirota, Baltimore County, Martha Ann Peters, and other generous donors.
Curator: Eleanor Hughes, Deputy Director of Art & Program
An Architectural Masterpiece
The Walters approached 1 West Mount Vernon Place as a work of art in its own right, creating a new experience of the building and art inside. The project showcases the building’s striking interior features, such as the grand spiral staircase, Tiffany stained-glass skylight, and Baccarat-style chandeliers.
The $10.4 million project was supported by the State of Maryland, the City of Baltimore, the France-Merrick Foundation, Leo and Anna Belle Sirota, Baltimore County, Martha Ann Peters, and other generous donors, and received a Best of Maryland award from Preservation Maryland.
Download the 1 West Mount Vernon Place App
To enhance your experience of 1 West, the Walters created a free, digital app that provides information on the house, the people associated with it, and the objects on display on the first floor.
Forget your phone? Checkout devices are available at the Security Desk on the Lower Level of 1 West Mount Vernon Place.