The Walters Art Museum
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Although not as famous as the Baltimore Museum of Art, this free Mount Vernon museum covers art over a 5,000-year time span. Since it opened in 1909, the museum has expanded into a total of three buildings. Featuring Renaissance paintings, Byzantine and Ethiopian art, and an extensive Egyptian collection, the exhibitions offers a diverse selection of art styles. The Walters is also known for its medieval galleries, which include artifacts like suits of armor from the Middle Ages. The Walters Art Museum also has a kids section where little ones can participate in arts and crafts projects. Recent visitors praise the museum's comprehensive collection and stunning interior design. "The Walters has it all--from Ancient Egyptian artifacts to Medieval art to paintings…I highly recommend this museum for adults and children alike. The galleries are beautifully designed to heighten the experience," exclaims one TripAdvisor user.
Free tours are offered on the weekends for those who want a more in-depth look at the galleries. While the museum itself is free to the public, keep in mind special exhibitions require a $10 admission fee. For further details on current exhibitions, consult The Walters Art Museum official website. Visiting hours are Wednesday through Sunday, from the hours of 10a.m. to 5p.m.