Take a stroll through history with this guided tour of Mount Vernon Place. See the 19th century architecture and hear the stories of the fashionable and wealthy residents who called Mount Vernon their home.
The tour begins in the lobby of the Peabody Court Hotel, 612 Cathedral Street, at 10 AM, Saturday, April through November. The 90-minute tour of Mount Vernon Place is run by the Baltimore Architectural Foundation. Admission is $10 per person and must be purchased in advance. Please call Ed at 410-385-0424. Groups of 10 or more can schedule a private tour with Ed.
Stop by the Visitors Service Desk at the Walters Art Museum to pick up the Audio Tour of Mount Vernon Place. Take the tape player outside and hear the story of this 19th century neighborhood as you stroll through the four parks of Mount Vernon Place. Admission is free to the Walters Art Museum and for the audio tour.
Starting in July, Baltimore residents and visitors can explore the city's leading role in developing America's culture. Starting at the Visitor's Center at the Inner Harbor, tour guides will take you on a journey over to North Charles Street and up to Mount Vernon Place. Along the route of the Mount Vernon Cultural Walk hear the stories of how international trade, finance, and the railroad industry generated great wealth that ultimately created many of the nation's foremost cultural institutions: museums, libraries, schools, and more. You will also see marvelous examples of 19th and 20th century architecture.
The stunning restoration of the Basilica of the Assumption was recently completed in the fall of 2006. The oldest Catholic cathedral in America was designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, architect of the nation’s U.S. Capitol Building, with advice from then President Thomas Jefferson. The Cathedral is open to the public daily from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Guided tours are offered at the following times:
For more information on Basilica Tours call 410-727-3565