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The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

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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. Make your Baltimore itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • Lots to see! Great quality exhibits, tons of information, sparkling clean, friendly people, unbelievable that it's free. Wide variety of art from all over the world.  more »
  • This is not a museum to be missed! So many amazing works in one beautiful well thought out building. I was impressed by the moment I walked into the Charles street entrance and was given instructions....  more »
  • This is an exceptional art museum! It is worth driving to Baltimore from DC just for this museum. It is well-curated, aware of its history, educational, and comfortable.  more »
  • Stunning art in a warm and friendly environment :). I was in Baltimore for the day and this museum was nearby. This ended up being the highlight of my trip! Upon entry, the staff gives you a warm greeting. (I met Eric, who was wonderful!) There were free lockers to place my backpack, to lighten my load while I walked the museum. There was even a cafe. (I met a staff member there named Sheba. She was so sweet and a joy to talk to!) The Walters Museum was immaculate and so well organized! All of the staff throughout the museum were friendly and accommodating. The pieces of art were stunning and versatile. This place is so worth the visit! Highly recommended!
  • Lovely museum! The Walters collections were absolutely worth being displayed and definitely deserved a museum for everyone to visit. Justice was served! It's definitely in the top 3 attractions of Baltimore. You will never regret a visit to this museum whether you're a passionate of history or not, you'll most likely appreciate it. You just cannot miss a visit to the Walter's. There are many things for children to see and do, as well as what adults will expect and enjoy. The opening of the Walters House is an added attraction with a stunning staircase and stained glass skylight.
  • The Walters Gallery is probably the best classical museum in Baltimore. The collection spans from the prehistoric to the modern. A great place to spend an afternoon. While more culturally inclined teens will be fine, there really isn't much here for younger children. The collection is extensive and exhibited in a manner that allows one to view the collection at one's leisure, and without dealing with crowds. The mansion itself offers a glorious backdrop to the vast collection. The museum is clearly a hidden gem in Baltimore and worth visiting more than once!
  • Wow. Not only is the Walters a great museum, but it's FREE to visit! I was visiting Baltimore for a weekend, and the Walters was a quick walk over from my hotel, so I knew I had to check it out. (It's also near a few other great tourist attractions: the George Peabody Library and the Washington Monument for starters!) So glad I did! The Walters has a really interesting collection with numerous pieces from Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Europe; ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt; Asia; Central America; the Middle East; and more! The art was displayed in really beautiful rooms as well. The museum has a small cafe, which was a great place to have a quick drink or snack, and a small gift shop! This was a great museum. Definitely worth exploring on a visit to Baltimore!
  • Beautiful! First official time exploring this museum by myself and I would say I love every minute of it. Not only is it huge but very quiet and peaceful on the weeknights. The staff are very helpful, I did get lost a bit, but was helped out in finding the exit lol it's definitely a trip worth taking. It's free as well!!

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