Walk among some of the country's greatest young minds as you explore Johns Hopkins University's main campus. Don't miss the Homewood Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art.


Baltimore Museum of Art

Offering free admission, the Baltimore Museum of Art engages audiences with a collection of more than 95,000 objects, including the largest gathering in the world of works by French artist Henri Matisse. The museum’s famous Cone Collection is a who’s who grouping of modern art, with works by Degas, Monet and Van Gogh, to name a few. Recently celebrating its 100 anniversary, the museum has amped up its community programming and revamped its contemporary and African art exhibitions. Next to its outdoor 20th-century sculpture garden is Gertrude’s Restaurant, a popular lunch-time spot with beautiful views.

Beautiful Minds

Walk amongst some of the brightest minds in the country on one of its prettiest campuses when you visit Johns Hopkins University, which is widely accepted as one of the best research and medical universities in the world. The 140 acre campus is set between several residential communities with beautiful parks and green spaces throughout. The campus stood in for Harvard University in 2010’s “The Social Network,” and many TV doctors—on shows including “Scrubs,” “House” and “Grey’s Anatomy”—get their clout from obtaining prestigious Hopkins degrees. (Real-life doctors and other brilliant folks with JHU degrees have contributed significantly to society, including 27 Nobel Prize winners.)

Homewood Bound

Explore the 1801 Federal-style Homewood Museum on Johns Hopkins University’s campus and get an intimate look at life in early 19th-century Baltimore. The museum’s collection includes fine and decorative art objects from the Carroll family’s occupancy from 1802 to 1833. The brick and marble house was the architectural inspiration for much of the university campus, which explains the distinctive style of Hopkins in relation to the collegiate gothic style of other historic universities.

Did You Know?

Prior to becoming the main Johns Hopkins campus, the Homewood estate had been a gift from Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, to his son.