Saturday, September 2, 2017


Mount Vernon Walking Tours
Fall is a great time to be outside. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing colors, and everything smells like pumpkin. Why not enjoy the fall by taking a walking tour of Mount Vernon? Check out a few tours available in the neighborhood below.

Baltimore National Heritage Area: Mount Vernon Cultural Walk

WHEN: every first Sunday of the month until November. Tours start at 10:30 am and last approximately 90 minutes.
WHERE: Tours start at the Inner Harbor Visitor Center at 401 Light Street and ends at the Washington Monument. The walking tour does not include climbing the monument; reservations for the monument climb after the conclusion of your tour can be made in advance here.
TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased here.

The Cultural Walk explores the fine architecture and world-renowned institutions along the Charles Street National Scenic Byway. Impressive buildings and monuments line the corridor, from Benjamin Latrobe's Basilica to the sophisticated minimalism of Mies van der Rohe's One Charles Center. The nation's first monument to George Washington stands tall in the center of Mount Vernon Park, just steps away from some of the nation's foremost cultural institutions, including the Walters Art Museum, Enoch Pratt Free Library, and the Peabody Institute.

Charm City Food Tours: Mount Vernon

WHEN: Tours are available on every Thursday in September.
Monument St. and Charles St.
TICKETS: Tickets for the tour can be purchased here.
What Is Not Included? Gratuity for your tour guide is not included, but appreciated!

Mt. Vernon is home to some of the most impressive architecture and rich history in Baltimore! Considered an arts district in Baltimore, Mt. Vernon has a multitude of museums and galleries. It is also known for its well-rounded food scene offering local eateries, upscale fare in elegant converted homes, top notch regional cuisine, and even a local brewery.

After taking the Charm City Food Tour, you will be able to truly appreciate the heritage, history, and food scene in Mt. Vernon. Your culinary adventure may include the following specialties: Italian specialties Regional seafood delicacies Upscale New American cuisine Hand crafted beverages An unforgettable dessert All dishes served are included in the tour. Enough food is served that, for most participants, a meal afterwards will not be needed. Seating and special service is provided at all restaurants throughout the tour.

Maryland Humanities: Literary Mount Vernon Walking Tour

WHEN: Saturday, September 16. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and last approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
Tours begin at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street
TICKETS: $10 per person and can be purchased here. Tickets are required and must be purchased in advance for $10 per person; tour docents cannot accept cash walk-ups on the day of the tour.

Follow in the footsteps of Baltimore's literary luminaries and discover the elegant brownstone mansions and majestic cultural institutions built by Baltimore's successful 19th century merchants and industrialists with the Literary Mount Vernon Walking Tour. Learn how a neighborhood of scholars, struggling artists and authors, newspaperman, philanthropists and social reformers offered rich opportunities to discuss and debate ideas and open new literary avenues.