The Walters Art Museum

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Here is some information you can use to plan your visit to the Walters Art Museum at 600 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201

General admission to the Walters Art Museum is free. The Walters Art Museum is located at 600 North Charles Street in Baltimore's historic Mt. Vernon Cultural District. Parking is available. Details about visitor policies, and Accessibility are all available. Be sure to check the events calendar for attractions that may be scheduled during your visit. You may also be interested in any of our tours of the art collection.

Hours of Operation

The Walters Art Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Holiday Hours

Please note that the Walters will close on the following holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Day (November 26)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)
  • 5 pm on New Year's Eve (December 31)

The Museum is open on New Year's Day (Jan. 1) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Free to all!

Accessibility and Special Needs

We want all visitors to the Walters Art Museum to enjoy our art and programs in comfort so the museum is equipped to assist people with special needs.

For visitors with mobility impairments , the main Centre Street entrance is equipped with a wheelchair lift, and elevators serve all of the museums public areas, including the café and museum store. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for free at the Visitor Information Desk on a first-come, first-served basis.

For the blind and partially sighted , the audio tour guide is available for free at the Admissions Office. In addition, guided Touch Tours and Multi-sensory Tours are available by advance arrangement.

For individuals with hearing disabilities , transcripts of the audio tours are available at the Visitor Information Desk. Many lectures and proagrams are conducted in the Graham Auditorium. Assistive listening devices are available from the Visitor Information Desk for all auditorium programs. Sign language interpretation can be provided with three-weeks advance notice. Please call 410-547-9000, ext. 237.

For more information about tours and resources for disabled persons, please call 410-547-9000, ext. 235

Gallery Closures

Continuing through 2016, the Walters will temporarily empty the galleries of art in Hackerman House to repair and update fire safety and climate control systems. This $5.5 million refurbishment, for which the State of Maryland and City of Baltimore have provided lead funding, matched by private contributions, is the first of several planned enhancements to the Walters? five-building campus. A number of the magnificent works of Asian art collected by William and Henry Walters, and supplemented by generous gifts of South Asian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art, will be moved into other areas of the museum, including the new installation opening in October.

Additional Information

Get answers to some of the frequently asked questions about The Walters Art Museum, or feel free to contact the museum at 410-547-9000 if you have any questions regarding an upcoming trip.