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The Walters Art Museum

Dive into history at the Walters Art Museum, which includes collections spanning more than seven millennia, from 5,000 BCE to the 21st century. The museum is located in the Mount Vernon Cultural District, one of Baltimore’s most iconic neighborhoods—which includes other art museums, theaters, concert venues and historic landmarks. The museum’s remarkable permanent collection features ancient Asian art, textiles and furniture, jewelry, arms and armor, and 19th century European art from masters including Millet, Rousseau, Monet, and Manet.

The Walters Art Museum

600 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 547-9000

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Admissions And More Information

Admission to the Walters Art Museum is free. Visitor parking is available in the lot at 600 Cathedral Street and there is also free and metered street parking around the neighborhood.

The Walters Cafe is a great spot for coffee or lunch, and on Thursday nights, when the museum is open late, indulge in glass of wine or before touring the galleries or attending a performance on the Sculpture Court.

Hours

Wednesday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Tickets

Admission is free for all guests.

Touch Tours, hands-on explorations for the visually impaired, and programs for visitors with early-stage memory loss are also available. Check the museum’s website for more information.

What It's Like

With over 36,000 pieces of art spread out over a large campus, there’s a lot to see. The Palazzo-style building at 600 North Charles Street models a 17th century Italian palace, and the Centre Street building, built in 1974, is designed in a Brutalist style and includes art studios, an auditorium, the café, and a gift shop. The building at 1 West Mount Vernon Place features the museum’s contemporary collection.

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Check out the museum’s calendar of events for tours, talks, and lectures and Thursday night art-making events for both kids and adults ($5 fee), and music and dance performances. Groups of ten or more can schedule docent-led tours.

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