Maryland Historical Society & Enoch Pratt House201 W Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21201 www.mdhs.org
- Partially Accessible
- Free Parking
Visit the Info Hub at the Maryland Historical Society the morning of the event to pick up your 2016 Pocket Guide. Enter the 50/50 raffle to win cash, purchase a Doors Open t-shirt, and pick up your heart to participate in this year’s Instagram contest. Exhibits and film screenings at the MdHS will be free all day!
Enoch Pratt House
Enoch Pratt, a wealthy hardware merchant and benefactor of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, commissioned this Greek Revival style mansion in 1841. He later hired Edmund G. Lind, a prominent Baltimore architect, to add a fourth floor and marble portico. Pratt spared no expense on the interior. A double parlor with soaring windows opens onto cast-iron balconies. Decorative Corinthian columns, Italian marble fireplace mantels and elaborate plaster ceilings are among the treasures to be seen in this historic house. Not typically open to the public, this is a rare chance to tour this architectural gem! Enter on Monument Street.
Maryland Historical Society
The Maryland Historical Society, the state’s oldest cultural institution, hired Baltimore firm Ziger Snead to design a new gallery building and main entrance for their campus. This ultra-modern 40,000 square-foot addition, composed of zinc and glass panels, houses a gallery, library, theater, and gift shop.
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Institute of Notre Dame
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The Walters Art Museum
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