Here is the Mount Vernon text from our student handbook: With a backdrop of stunning 19th-century architecture and inviting parks, Baltimore's Mount Vernon is a cultural urban village that boasts museums, music, theater, international dining cuisine, boutiques, festivals, and a thriving nightlife.
The neighborhood's historic centerpiece is the Washington Monument, built in 1815. The nation's first monument to George Washington soars 176 feet above four picturesque parks. Mount Vernon is a special place, rich in history and vibrant in the present, a neighborhood that beckons residents and visitors to take their time and enrich their lives.
Among the cultural organizations and landmarks located within a few blocks of Peabody are the Baltimore School for the Arts, the Basilica of the Assumption, CENTERSTAGE, the Contemporary Museum, the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, the Maryland Historical Society, the Maryland Humanities Council, and the Walters Art Museum. Mount Vernon's major annual events include the Baltimore Book Festival (September), the Monument Lighting (December), and Flowermart (May).
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How to get to the Peabody campus
1 East Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, Md. 21202
From the West
Take Interstate 70 East to I-695 South. Exit at I-95 North and follow the directions listed below from the South.
From the South
Take Interstate 95 North to 395. Turn right on Conway Street (off of 395) and follow it until it ends at the Harbor. Turn left and stay on the left so that you follow Calvert Street as it heads North from the Harbor (you will be turning left onto Calvert). After approximately ten blocks North on Calvert Street, turn left on Monument Street (the Washington Monument should appear directly ahead of you). Take your first left onto St. Paul Street and turn right into the Peabody Garage. There is a fee for parking in the garage.
From the North
Take Interstate 95 South to the Baltimore Beltway (695 West). From the Baltimore Beltway, take Interstate 83 South. Take the St. Paul Street exit off of Route 83 in downtown Baltimore. Approximately ten blocks South on St. Paul Street you will cross Mt. Vernon Place (there will be a park and a tall monument to your right) and turn right into the Peabody Garage. There is a fee for parking in the garage.
From the Airport
When you arrive at the Baltimore/Washington International Airport, check with the ground transportation desk in the baggage area by belts number three and four. There is a "Super Shuttle" service that leaves at half-hour intervals. It will drop you at the Mt. Vernon Hotel, approximately three blocks south of Peabody.
From the Mt. Vernon Hotel (facing the street) turn left and walk one half block to Charles Street. Go left on Charles, walk two blocks and enter the school at Peabody Mews-- half way up the hill to the monument. Total travel time, including the walk, is one hour. You must arrange for a pick up by the Super Shuttle to get back to the airport. The phone number is (410)724-0009. Of course, you can also take a taxi cab which will drop you off at the door. The cost is roughly double that of the shuttle.
Follow this link to a general Peabody map.
Follow this link to a Peabody in Mt. Vernon (Baltimore) map.