Explore History and Culture at These Baltimore Landmarks

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A National Historic Landmark District, the Mount Vernon neighborhood is full of grand old mansions once owned by Baltimore’s 19th-century industrialists. Around this district of Baltimore landmarks, you’ll also find shops, museums, and much more. Here are just a few of the places you can discover just a quick drive from our Ellicott City apartments:

Washington Monument 

Standing for over 200 years, the Washington Monument is the country’s first landmark honoring President George Washington. For a good workout, climb the 227 steps to the top. You’ll be rewarded with fabulous views. Be sure to explore the monument’s gallery to learn more about George Washington and other fascinating historical facts. 

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 

Don’t miss hearing the beautiful sounds of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO). It began entertaining audiences in 1916. The BSO is one of the world’s most celebrated orchestras, and it is an important Baltimore landmark. At the head of the orchestra is Maestra Marin Alsop, who made history as the first woman to assume the role of Musical Director in a leading US symphony. Over 350,000 guests enjoy the lovely sounds of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra every year. 

The Walters Art Museum

At The Walters Art Museum, the mission is to engage the community by “collecting, preserving, and interpreting art.” The museum has been a local fixture since 1934. Its campus comes complete with five historic buildings, and as you explore, you’ll see over 35,000 works from around the globe. The Walters Art Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, and admission is free. 

These Baltimore landmarks offer an important look into our community’s past, as well as its future. After exploring the Mount Vernon neighborhood, grab your golf clubs and enjoy a round of 18 at a nearby course. To call The Elms at Montjoy home, please contact us. Our leasing team will offer a personalized tour so that you can discover our Ellicott City, Maryland apartments firsthand.

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