Katie's Baltimore: History Comes Alive


As a lover of history and art, Mount Vernon is one of Katie Caljean's favorite neighborhoods because of it's historic character and charm. She loves the European style of architecture in this neighborhood as well as the congregation of cultural institutions within a few blocks of each other.

Locate Attractions From This Itinerary

Maryland Historical Society 
201 W Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21201
The Maryland Historical Society aims to make history fun with interactive exhibits and hands-on learning. 
Washington Monument 
In the heart of Mount Vernon you will find the oldest monument dedicated to George Washington in the world. (Yes, it was built before the one in Washington, D.C.!) Climb the 227 steps to the top for a beautiful panoramic view of the city, and at the base learn about the history of the monument and the neighborhood with the help of interactive touchscreens. 
Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University  
1 E Mt Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202
Facing the Washington Monument is the Johns Hopkins University Peabody Institute for students studying music or fine arts. Check the institute's schedule for a chance to catch a free student recital. Or head to the George Peabody Library, often regarded as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. The collection contains over 300,000 volumes and is remarkable for its historic breadth and depth.
The Walters Art Museum  
600 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Acclaimed as one of the best art museums in the United States, the Walters offers 55 centuries of art, including Egyptian mummies, medieval armors and 19th-century masterpieces, all with free admission. 
American Visionary Art Museum  
800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230
Hop on the Charm City Circulator and head to the American Visionary Art Musem for a unique style of art all its own. AVAM celebrates intuitive, self-taught artists with no formal training. You'll see one-of-a-kind pieces like a giant mosaic egg, a moving Whirligig sculpture, and a Pez dispenser collection.