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The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

(4.8/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
The Walters Art Museum houses a vast selection of world art, including Greek sculpture, Roman sarcophagi, Art Nouveau jewelry, and medieval ivories, as well as Old Master and 19th-century masterpieces. Named for William Thompson Walters and Henry Walters, the father and son duo who collected a significant portion of the museum’s pieces, the museum opened in 1934 following Henry’s death and subsequent donation of his collection to the city of Baltimore. An audio guide is available to talk you through each exhibit. Using our online itinerary creator, Baltimore attractions like The Walters Art Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I've been to many museums but this one gave us new experiences and in a layout that was easy to follow. Two exhibits that were "firsts" 1) An actual, real mummy. 2) Faberge eggs. This place is one of ...  more »
  • I didn't know what to expect at the Walters Art Museum, but I decided to explore it, mostly because it was free and I had some time to kill. It was great! I loved exploring through the manuscripts, Is...  more »
  • Loved the museum and pleasantly surprised at the size and amount of treasures found here. Don't miss it, it's free! We of course donated at the end of our visit but it was neither asked for or mention...  more »
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  • One of my favorite places. A great collection. From ancient through mid 20th it is a treat to see works that I have enjoyed for decades as well as the temporary collections.
  • What an amazing surprise I had visiting his museum. They have a large art collection with great variety. And you can donate whatever you want, so it's free admission.
  • Amazing collection of impressive and significant cultural cultural artifacts (antiquity, islamic, renaissance art, asian art), housed in a beautiful building. Apart from its permanent collection, the museum has interesting temporary exhibits. A must for visitors of Baltimore and anyone interested in art and history.
  • Friendly staff! Wasn't sure how it would turn out, but kids really enjoyed family fun activities and many of the exhibits. A bit tough to get to in the middle of Baltimore, but parking was convenient next door on the weekend. I would guess the lot would be more difficult to get into during the work week.
  • Exquisite collection, including a great variety of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian artifacts, treasure, and Dionysian sarcophaguses. Also of note are some rare medieval weapons, armor, tapestries, and reliquairies. A splendid sampling of Renaissance-era paintings as well. What a munificent gift to the public, as it is completely free! Very knowledgeable and charming staff. Hands down one of my favorite museums in the U.S.