Baltimore's Historic Charles Street

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  • Outside the Walters Art Museum

    On Mount Vernon Place park, the palazzo-like exterior of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, which was modeled after a Renaissance Genoese palace, offers an impressive front to prelude the artwork displayed inside.

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  • Charles Street's Washington Monument in Mount Vernon Cultural District

    Decked in Christmas lights, the towering monument to George Washington is the centerpiece of Christmas celebrations in Baltimore, Maryland.

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  • Visiting Mount Vernon Place

    A woman holds her child while residents and visitors in the distance sit, walk, and relax before the Washington Monument at Mount Vernon Place.

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  • Walking Toward Baltimore Museum of Art in the Summer

    A columned exterior makes for a dramatic entryway into the Baltimore Museum of Art, in the heart of Charles Village.

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  • Enjoying Sidewalk Dining Along Charles Street in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District

    People at tables smile and laugh while a family walks by Baltimore's Station North Arts & Entertainment District, home to the multi-screen Charles Theater.

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  • Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption at Night

    Situated majestically on a hill above Baltimore Harbor on Charles Street, the Basilica of the Assumption emits a heavenly yellow glow from its striking architecture into the surrounding dusk.

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  • Shopping in the Historic Federal Hill Neighborhood

    A shopper walks along Charles Street in Baltimore, MD past picturesque shops that boast architecture from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

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  • Charles Street Wayfinding Sign

    Interpretive and wayfinding signage at Mount Vernon Place National Landmark District protrudes from cobblestone streets across from the Peabody Institute and Library.

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  • Pedestrian Wayfinding Sign in Baltimore

    A black and green Baltimore City Pedestrian Wayfinding sign directs visitors to destinations along the byway.

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  • A Step Away From Pedestrian Wayfinding Sign

    A man parks below a pedestrian wayfinding sign along Charles Street.

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  • Cherry Blossoms at the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon Place

    Cherry Blossom trees bloom in Mount Vernon Place highlighting the Washington Monument in spring and inviting visitors to explore the museums and cultural attractions on Mount Vernon Cultural Walk.

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  • Look Up at the Charles Center

    Light is reflected on the glass and steel towering structure of Charles Center as fountains flow in the plaza below. Designed in the International Style by Mies van der Rohe, the building expresses “modern” sensibilities with its simple unadorned facades. The Charles Center is the flagship structure of Baltimore’s urban revitalization.

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  • A Snow-blanketed Evergreen House and Museum

    Italian-style gardens at Evergreen are draped in snow while trees surround the columned front of the mansion.

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  • The Annual Lighting of Baltimore's Washington Monument

    The Washington Monument in Baltimore is shown at night strung with lights for the holidays as fireworks go off in the background.

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  • Lovely Lane United Methodist Meeting House

    A painting shows the original Lovely Lane Meeting House and depicts a very active city with people and horses in the streets and smoke rising from chimneys.

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  • Fall Leaves along Charles Street

    Lush crimson and orange-colored fall foliage lines the park-like sections of north Charles Street.

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  • A Family at the Inner Harbor Visitor Center

    A family strolls past the beautiful metal and glass visitor center at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, which resembles the water and waves of the Inner Harbor.

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  • The Maryland Historical Society

    The Maryland Historical Society building and its well-kept grounds entice visitors to explore its artifacts.

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  • Baltimore Skyline and Inner Harbor at Night

    A dusty rose sunset frames the colorful Baltimore skyline. Below, the city scene blurs in the waters of Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

  • Washington Monument at Night

    The lit Washington Monument towers over the dusky Baltimore skyline.