Neighborhood & Directions

From downtown: Head north on Charles Street. Turn left onto Franklin Street and then right onto Park Avenue. 500 Park will be on the left.

From I-83S: Take the E. Fayette Street exit and continue on East Fayette Street for just under 2 miles. Turn right onto N. Gay Strret, and after 0.5 miles take a sharp left onto Orleans Street. Turn right onto Park Avenue. 500 Park is on the left on the corner of Franklin Street and Park Avenue.

From Midtown / Uptown: Head south on St. Paul Street, then turn right onto Franklin Street. 500 Park is on the corner of Franklin Street and Park Avenue.

Places

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    Mount Vernon, Maryland Points of Interest


    Mount Vernon is a designated historic district and fashionable neighborhood located just north of downtown Baltimore. Architecturally, it’s a blend of renovated Queen Anne style buildings from the late 1800s, Beaux Arts buildings from the early 1900s and some newer construction, cobblestone streets and historic monuments. Mount Vernon has been referred to as “the most walkable neighborhood in Baltimore” by Walkscore - it is also bikeable and has excellent public transportation.

    Here are some key points of interest in Mount Vernon:

    • Walters Art Museum - Enjoy an extensive and varied art collection, including neoclassical sculptures, Faberge eggs, and Egyptian artifacts. Free admission.
    • The Hotel Ivy - Peruse three centuries worth of architectural influence and, for a special occasion, splurge on a multi-course meal at Upstairs At The Ivy, 205 E. Biddle Street, Mount Vernon
    • George Peabody Library - Built in 1878 and known as Baltimore’s “Cathedral of Books”, this is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. Check the online schedule for public hours.
    • Preston Gardens Park - This 1920s park along St. Paul Street was reopened in 2018 following a $6.5 million revitalization, and now features a fountain and occasional yoga glasses and bocce games.
    • Baltimore Center Stage - Enjoy year-round theatrical productions.
    • North Charles Street shopping district - Browse through antique shops, small specialty boutiques and larger retail stores. 
    • Restaurants - There are over 170 restaurants and coffee shops and bars within the neighborhood of Mount Vernon. Here are just a few: