Baltimore Walters Museum, displays and photos

Baltimore, Baltimore.

Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore – Formerly known as the Walters Museum of Art, it’s a first for any city in Baltimore.

The Walters Art Museum, located in the Mount Vernon-Belvedere neighborhood, is a world-renowned museum. The Walters Museum in Baltimore is one of the few museums in the world that show the history of art from the third millennium B.C. to the early 20th century. Among the thousands of items in the collection, there are real treasures, a fine collection of ivory, jewelry, enamel and bronze, as well as a large collection of manuscripts and rare books.

The museum was founded in 1934 by American philanthropists father and son Walters. The museum is one of Baltimore’s major cultural attractions.

Official website: http://thewalters.org/

Walters Art Museum

2. Fort McHenry

Three miles southeast of downtown Baltimore at the entrance to Baltimore Harbor is Fort McHenry, built to protect the city in 1798. The fort is famous for withstanding a 24-hour bombardment by a British warship in 1814 and thus saving Baltimore from capture by the British.

Official website: http://www.nps.gov/fomc/index.htm

 Fort McHenry

3. Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the state of Maryland. The museum’s collection encompasses art from around the world. The permanent collection includes the largest collection in the world of works by Matisse. There are also works by Picasso, Cézanne, Van Gogh and Warhol.

Official website: https://artbma.org/

Baltimore Museum of Art

4. Fell’s Point

Fell’s Point is a historic area along the waterfront that has been beautifully restored. The old quarter of Fell’s Point Harbor used to be home to seafarer’s revelries. Today, behind the brick facades of the beautifully restored neighborhood are mostly restaurants, cafes, and stores. The neighborhood is one of Baltimore’s premier tourist attractions.

Fells Point

5. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

Baltimore is famous for being the place where the first railroad in the United States was built and the first steam locomotive went on the road. The museum is located on the grounds of the Mount Clare Railroad Station, which was built in 1851. The museum has one of the best collections of historic locomotives and steam locomotives in the world. The centerpiece of the museum is a turntable that connects to 22 railroad tracks on which locomotives and cars stand. With few exceptions all exhibits are original and in working condition.

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Official website: http://www.borail.org/

Baltimore Railroad Museum

6. Johns Hopkins University

Founded in 1876, Johns Hopkins University was the first research university in the United States. As of 2015, the university was ranked 15th in the academic ranking of the best universities in the world. At different times the university has hosted 36 Nobel laureates.

Official website: http://www.museums.jhu.edu/index.php

Johns Hopkins University

7. Baltimore Museum of Industry

The Baltimore Museum of Industry is devoted to the city’s industrial history, with a special emphasis on the life and work of the workers and small business owners who were and are the foundation of the city’s development. Exhibits include a reconstruction of an old shop, a printing press and a cannery. The tugboat Baltimore is docked at the museum’s pier.

Official website: http://www.thebmi.org/

Baltimore Museum of Industry

8. National Aquarium

The National Aquarium is housed in an unusually shaped building with a glass triangular top, making it easily recognizable. This aquarium is home to more than 10,000 ocean dwellers and is one of Baltimore’s top attractions. The aquarium is located on piers 3 and 4 of Baltimore Harbor.

Official website: http://www.aqua.org/

National Aquarium

National Aquarium

9. Harborplace

The Harborplace, one of Baltimore’s premier shopping and entertainment venues. It is located right on the Baltimore Harbor and includes many restaurants and stores. Adjacent to Harborplace is the National Aquarium.

Official website: http://www.harborplace.com/

Harborplace

10. Maryland Science Center

On the southwest side of the Inner Harbor is one of Baltimore’s important recreational centers for city residents and tourists, the Maryland Science Center. The science center is famous for its planetarium and dinosaur museum. The museum features two dozen dinosaur skeletons. The Maryland Science Center is one of the Top 10 educational centers for families.

Official website: http://www.mdsci.org/

Maryland Science Center

11. the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Basilica of the Assumption is the oldest Catholic cathedral in the United States and was built in the early 18th century during the reign of Archbishop John Carroll. The crypt contains the tomb of Archbishop Carroll (1735-1815). The basilica is a National Historic Landmark and was fully restored in its original style between 2004 and 2006.

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Official website: http://www.baltimorebasilica.org/

Assumption Basilica

The Washington Monument

Washington Monument is dedicated to the first president of the United States. It was erected in 1829, the monument is 54 meters high. There are 228 stairs leading to the foot of the monument, and the magnificent panoramic view of Baltimore opens from the foot of the Washington Monument. Next to the monument is the Walters Art Museum.

Washington Monument

13. Historic Ships in Baltimore

In Baltimore Harbor you can see one of the most impressive collections of warships in the world. They’re located within walking distance of each other. Here you’ll discover a beautifully preserved 18th century frigate, a U.S. Coast Guard ship, a World War II submarine, and a unique floating lighthouse.

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The Walters Museum of Art, in Baltimore, Maryland, was opened in 1934.

It houses collections that developed in the mid-19th century.

The museum’s treasury was largely assembled by major American art and sculpture collectors, father and son, William Thompson Walters (1819-1894) and Henry Walters (1848-1931).

Admission to the museum is free.

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