The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore's Mount Vernon cultural district features a world-class collection of works ranging from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, from Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi to medieval ivories and Old Master paintings, from Art Deco jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces.
The museum's physical structure itself is an attraction. Comprised of three district yet interconnected buildings, it's easy to get lost in the wonder they hold on their walls.
The museum is now free to the public (although some special exhibitions require the purchase of a ticket), so if you're a local and have never been to the Walters, now is the time. If you're visiting Baltimore, put the museum on your can't-miss list.
Location: 600 N. Charles St. (at Mount Vernon Place)
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hackerman House is open Saturdays and Sundays only.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays including: President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day. Additionally, the museum will be closed for Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, December 24, and December 25, 2009. Open on the following holidays: New Years Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Easter Sunday.
- Free docent-led tours of the permanent collection or the special exhibition begin Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. in the Centre Street visitor lobby.
- Free Self-Guided Audio Tours
- Family Tours
- Group Tours
- School Tours
Visitors are eligible for discounted parking at the staffed lot at Centre and Cathedral streets. Get ticket stamped at the Visitor Desk.