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The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.8/5 based on 1,000+ 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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  • This museum is a great place to visit to get your museum fix. The surrounding neighborhood is adorable and full of lovely restaurants from Spanish Cuisine to Authentic Ramen. Each floor is beautiful a...  read more »
  • I had not heard of the museum but friends suggested going. The museum has an amazing collection . Diverse and beautifully displayed. I was surprised to find that the museum is free. They had a place w...  read more »
  • There is just so much to see here from the Ancient Egyptians through to 19th century English pottery. Although this is an art gallery, there is such a broad variety of things to see including painting...  read more »
  • 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.
  • The Walters has an incredibly rich collection ranging from ancient Egypt to Impressionism. The Chamber of Wonders is installed like a 17th century curiosity cabinet with an eclectic mix of artifacts, paintings, and taxidermy animals from around the world. Another highlight is the medieval collection with everything from suits of armor to altar pieces. The collection is well curated and spans a wide range of history. Much of the work takes time to really understand and enjoy but is so rewarding if you do slow down and give yourself to it.
  • Wonderfully curated art museum in the center of Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood. Galleries are well done and even the way the art is displayed is creative. Plan on spending at least half a day here as it's a fairly big place. Oh and did we mention it's free? Please consider making a donation to continue to support their work.
  • Awesome awesome awesome place! It's amazingly big for the steep price of zilch. So much rich history, beautiful artifacts, and precious materials. Just keep in mind that they're closed Monday and Tuesday.
  • Amazing museum. Fabulous permanent collection, very well displayed. Wonderful that there's no admission fee either
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