In-Person Tours

Explore the galleries of the Walters Art Museum and discover centuries of art, culture, and human history. Our tours are a wonderful way for adult and college groups to enjoy the collection and share a fun learning experience.

Registration is required. For in-person tours, opportunities for either docent-led or self-guided tours are offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Docent-led tours are 60 minutes, and we ask that your group have a minimum of five participants per tour.

Accessibility resources and accommodations are available for tours and you can request them via our registration form or you can email [email protected]. Please note, we ask for 2 weeks advance notice for ASL Interpretation requests and 3 weeks for Spanish Language Interpretation requests. Visit our accessibility webpage for more information on accessibility across the museum.

Questions? Please email [email protected].

Discover our Tour Themes

Highlights of the Walters Collection

In 1931, Henry Walters bequeathed to the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, “for the benefit of the public,” the collections built by him and his father. Discover highlights from this collection that spans from 5,000 BCE to the 21st century and is rich in works that represent the height of human creativity and artistry.

Across Asia – Hand of the Artist

Across Asia features stunning objects that highlight the skill of artists and artisans spanning centuries and vast geographies. Examine the metal work, enameling techniques, wooden joinery, or intricate jeweling displayed in this exhibit as you learn more about the stories of the people and cultures that created them.

Across Asia – Face of the Divine

Objects of devotion, especially those featuring deities, holy individuals, and sacred spaces, have touched the heights of human artistic achievement. Explore the ways that different cultures and spiritual traditions across Asia have given form and shape to beings beyond earthly experience.

Ethiopia at the Crossroads

Opening December 2023, the Walters Art Museum presents an extraordinary exhibition celebrating the artistic traditions of Ethiopia from their origins to the present day. Ethiopia at the Crossroads will be the first major art exhibition in America to examine Ethiopian art in a global context. Tours begin December 6, 2023. Check back here for more information on tour offerings.

Interested in another topic? Please contact [email protected].

Self-Guided Tours

Enjoy the galleries of the Walters Art Museum at your own pace, including our current exhibitions.


Tours at the Walters are free. Please consider supporting the mission of the Walters to connect the community with art, with a suggested donation of $7 per participant.

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Please cancel your registration at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled tour by emailing [email protected].


Please email [email protected].


Your confirmation will include the date and time for your tour.