There is so much to see and do in Baltimore.
To assist you in your plans to visit the Walters, we are pleased to provide the following links to information for the best in Baltimore events, attractions, culture, & entertainment. From taking in the cityscape at the Inner Harbor to catching a refreshing musical interlude at the Peabody Institute - Baltimore offers a wide selection of activities that will compliment and enhance your visit.
- Mount Vernon Cultural District | www.mvcd.org
Home of the Walters Art Museum, the Mount Vernon Cultural District provides an unequaled richness of cultural experience. Today national and international institutions of renown - art museums, theaters, opera halls, colleges, libraries, historical museums, concert halls, symphony orchestras, and religious shrines - contribute to the area's vibrant mix of culture.The cultural riches of the District are scattered throughout one of the most beautiful urban areas in the nation.
- Peabody Institute | www.peabody.jhu.edu
The Peabody is one of the nation's major sources of professionally trained musicians and dancers, training performers of every age and at every level, from small children to seasoned professionals, from dedicated amateurs to winners of international competitions. Boasting a preeminent faculty and a nurturing, collaborative learning environment, it is affiliated with the reknowned Johns Hopkins University. Each year, the Peabody stages more than 800 musical and dance performances in Baltimore and other U.S. cities a testament to the students hard work and dedication.
- Contemporary Museum | www.contemporary.org
The Contemporary Museum promotes the art of our time and is the only U.S. institution exclusively dedicated to producing and presenting new art and exhibitions immediately relevant to local audiences.
- Maryland Historical Society | www.mdhs.org
The Maryland Historical Society 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 MdHS houses the most extensive collection of objects and artifacts in the state of Maryland, and one of the largest collections of Americana in the world.
- Basilica of the Assumption | www.baltimorebasilica.org
Cathedral and Mulberry Street
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. (Latin), 10:45 a.m. (choir), 4 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.
The historic Baltimore Basilica, built from 1806-1821, was the first metropolitan Cathedral constructed in America after the adoption of the Constitution. America's First Cathedral, officially known as the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, quickly became a symbol of the country's newfound religious freedom.
- Enoch Pratt Library | www.prattlibrary.org
- Eubie Blake National Jazz Museum and Cultural Center | www.eubieblake.org
Also features permanent exhibitions on Baltimore jazz greats Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Chick Webb and others.
- Centre Stage | www.centerstage.org
For over forty years, CENTERSTAGE has been Baltimore's leading professional producing theater company and a pioneer in America's regional theater movement. Smart, bold interpretations of both classic and contemporary plays and exceptional production values have earned this theater a reputation for innovation and excellence.
Other Baltimore Area Links
- Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors Association | www.baltimore.org
Information to help you get in on the city's wide range of stimulating activities. Discover the spectrum of attractions and events that ensure a rewarding experience in Baltimore.
- Baltimore FunGuide.com | www.baltimorefunguide.com
To plan your day, evening or weekend, use the FunGuide's comprehensive list of happenings across the entire region.
- Baltimore Metromix | www.baltimore.metromix.com
The definitive guide to Baltimore's entertainment scene, MetroMix.com features information on local music bands, bar & club listings, downloadable MP3's, etc.
- City Peek | www.citypeek.com
City Peek offers a glance at the best in town. This list of links enables you to quickly find & reserve a hotel room or restaurant table, find shopping, area real estate & popular events.
- Baltimore City Paper | www.citypaper.com
An alternative source of news and opinions on local politics, communities, culture, and the arts. Features Baltimore's most comprehensive calendar of events; coverage of the latest in movies, music, visual arts, and the printed word.
- The Baltimore Sun | www.baltimoresun.com/
Baltimore's award-winning daily newspaper, and an excellent source for the latest news and events in the region.
- Baltimore Museum of Art | www.artbma.org
The BMA features an internationally renowned collection of 19th century, modern and contemporary art, plus ever-changing exhibitions, sculpture gardens, an eclectic museum shop and a scenic restaurant.
- American Visionary Art Museum | www.avam.org
A unique museum full of paintings, sculpture, and unclassifiable assemblages sure to provoke a sense of marvel.
- The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture | www.africanamericanculture.org
Dedicated to sharing the courageous journeys toward freedom and self-determination made by African American Marylanders, it is a place to remember struggles, celebrate accomplishments, and serve as a beacon of pride, hope, and inspiration for all people.
- The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum | www.ngbiwm.com
The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum is among the nation's most dynamic cultural and educational institutions. A wax museum committed solely to the study and preservation of African American history, it is also among the most unique with life-like figures highlighting historical and contemporary personalities of African ancestry.
- National Aquarium | www.aqua.org
Dive in for an unforgettable journey under the sea. Stunning exhibits and more than 11,000 aquatic animals make this Inner Harbor destination a most popular attraction. Express entry available when you purchase tickets online.
- Maryland Science Center | www.mdsci.org
A premier location for family entertainment. Located at the famed Inner Harbor, they offer three full floors of hands-on exhibits, IMAX films, planetarium shows, kids room, observatory, science store and a new cafe.
- Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine | www.nps.gov/fomc
One of Baltimore's most sublime historic attractions, this 18th-century brick fort defended Baltimore harbor during the War of 1812, and is the birthplace of the American National Anthem. The valiant defense of the fort by 1,000 dedicated Americans inspired Francis Scott Key to write The Star-Spangled Banner. Park rangers offer visitor programs and special events that highlight the parks history.
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum | www.borail.org
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum possesses the oldest, most historic and most comprehensive American railroad collections in the world. Dating from the beginning of American railroading, the collection contains locomotives and rolling stock, historic buildings, and small objects that document the growth and development of early railroading and cover almost every aspect of an industry that left a permanent mark on the folklore and culture of America.
- Babe Ruth Museum | www.baberuthmuseum.com
George Herman "Babe" Ruth was born February 6, 1895 at 216 Emory Street, a Baltimore row house that is now just a long fly ball from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Birthplace features exhibits on the life and times of the Babe. From Babe Ruth, the Sultan of Swat, to Johnny Unitas, the best there ever was, Sports Legends at Camden Yards showcases some of the very best athletes from a wide variety of sports with 22,000 square feet of artifacts and interactive exhibits.
- Creative Alliance | www.creativealliance.org
The Creative Alliance is a community based non-profit organization that presents and promotes the arts and humanities. As a membership organization of artists, arts supporters, writers, scholars and businesses, the Creative Alliance cultivates community through collaboration.
- Port Discovery | www.portdiscovery.org
Imagine! Play! Learn! Grow! Port Discovery, the Children's Museum in Baltimore, offers three floors of interactive, educational exhibits and programs for children ages 2-10 years old.
- Baltimore Collegetown | http://www.baltimorecollegetown.org/
Baltimore is a great college town! With more than 100,000 college students, the region is buzzing with the energy of its institutions, industries, and culture with a special character all its own.