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Morgan State University
1700 East Cold Spring Lane Baltimore MD - 443.885.3333
~3.18 miles from Parkville city center
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Morgan State University, formerly Centenary Biblical Institute (1867-1890), Morgan College (1890-1938) Morgan State College (1938-1975), is located in residential Baltimore, Maryland. Morgan is a historically black college and Maryland's designated public urban university. As Maryland's "public urban university," Morgan is committed to providing opportunity of higher education to all persons regardless of socio-economic status. Though it is a public institution, Morgan is not a part of the University System of Maryland; the school opted out of becoming a part of the system.
|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Parkville|
8000 York Rd. Towson MD - 410-704-2000
~3.22 miles from Parkville city center
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Towson University, often referred to as TU or simply Towson for short, is an American public university located in Towson in Baltimore County, Maryland, USA. It is part of the University System of Maryland.TU was originally a training school for teachers in Baltimore, and over the years it has expanded and evolved into a 4-year degree granting institution consisting of 8 colleges with over 20,000 students enrolled. Towson is also the second largest public university in Maryland, and still produces the most teachers of any university in the state.The U.S. News & World Report ranked Towson University 8th in the Public Universities-Master’s (North) category for its 2010 America's Best Colleges issue. Forbes included Towson University in its 2009 list of the top 100 public colleges and uni...
|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Parkville|
~3.57 miles from Parkville city center
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The Senator Theatre is a historic single-screen Art Deco movie theater located at 5904 York Road in the Govans section of Baltimore, Maryland 21212. It shows first run movies as well as classics.On March 16, 2009, management announced it has ceased showing first-run films.The Senator Theatre is an Art Deco landmark built by E. Eyring for Durkee Enterprises at an original cost of $250,000. It opened to the public Oct. 5, 1939. The first movie it featured was Stanley and Livingstone, starring Spencer Tracy and Nancy Kelly. The architect, John J. Zink, designed the Senator with a circular upper structure of glass blocks and limestone. Multicolored backlighting of the glass block was added to produce a dramatic effect at night.The lobby still features the original terrazzo floors, and ...
|#4 of 30 Things To Do in Parkville|
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd. Baltimore MD - 410-337-6000
~3.58 miles from Parkville city center
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Goucher College is a private, co-educational, liberal arts college located in the northern Baltimore suburb of Towson in unincorporated Baltimore County, Maryland, on a 287 acre (1.2 km²) campus. The school has approximately 1,475 undergraduate students studying in 31 majors and six interdisciplinary programs and about 900 students studying in graduate subjects. It was one of the first colleges to embrace internships and allow its students to take a more individualized approach. In 2004, Newsweek called Goucher the college with the happiest students.Recently, Goucher College has instituted a study-abroad requirement—each undergraduate must complete at least one study-abroad experience. To help students fulfill this requirement, the college offers a wide range of three-week "intensive cou...
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Parkville|
Loyola College in Maryland
4501 N Charles St Baltimore MD - 410-617-2000
~4.56 miles from Parkville city center
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Loyola college was established in 1852 as a private Catholic, Jesuit College that is located in Baltimore, Maryland.Loyola University Maryland is a Roman Catholic, Jesuit private university located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Established as Loyola College in Maryland by John Early and eight other members of the Society of Jesus in 1852, it is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, the ninth-oldest Jesuit college in the United States, and the first college in the United States to bear the name of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus.Loyola's main campus is located in Baltimore, and features Collegiate Gothic architecture, as well as a pedestrian bridge across Charles Street. Academically, the university i...
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Parkville|
John Hopkin's University
~5.23 miles from Parkville city center
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The Johns Hopkins University, commonly referred to as Johns Hopkins, JHU, or simply Hopkins, is a private research university located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Johns Hopkins also maintains full-time campuses elsewhere in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Italy, China, and Singapore. Johns Hopkins University has an affiliated hospital and medical school. It is one of fourteen founding members of the Association of American Universities.The university is named after Johns Hopkins, who left $7 million in his 1873 will for the foundation of the university and Johns Hopkins Hospital. At the time, this was the largest philanthropic bequest in U.S. history, the equivalent of over $131 million in the year 2006.[dubious – discuss] The university opened on February 22, 1876, with the stated...
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Parkville|
Baltimore Museum of Art
~5.39 miles from Parkville city center
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|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Parkville|
Cal Ripken Experience Center
1427 Clarkview Road, Suite 100 Baltimore MD
~5.75 miles from Parkville city center
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|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Parkville|
~6.00 miles from Parkville city center
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Cylburn Arboretum is a nature preserve and city park of about 207 acres, located in the city of Baltimore, Maryland.
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Parkville|
Baltimore Streetcar Museum
~6.14 miles from Parkville city center
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University of Baltimore
~6.32 miles from Parkville city center
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Maryland Institute College of Art
~6.38 miles from Parkville city center
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Maryland Institute College of Art was founded in 1826 as the Maryland Institute for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts. MICA is the oldest fully accredited, degree-granting art college in the United States.Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is an art and design college in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. It was founded in 1826 as the Maryland Institute for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts, making it one of the first and oldest art colleges in the United States. In 2008, MICA was tied for #4 in the nation among fine arts master programs by U.S. News and World Report, and its Graphic Design Master of Fine Arts program tied for #6 among graduate schools for Graphic Design. MICA is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), a consortium of thirty-s...
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Lyric Opera House
~6.38 miles from Parkville city center
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The Lyric Opera House is a music venue in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. The building was modeled after the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and it was inaugurated on October 31, 1894, with a performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Australian opera singer Nellie Melba as the featured soloist.The Grote Zaal (Great Hall) of the Concertgebouw after which the Baltimore Lyric Opera House was modeled.It was the home of the Baltimore Opera Company, which went into liquidation in 2009. Among the orchestras that performed in the Lyric Opera House are the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (until 1982), Metropolitan Opera, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.In the early 20th century, the Lyric Opera featured opera tenor Enrico Caruso who appeared there with the Metropolitan Opera in a perform...
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Parkville|
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
~6.52 miles from Parkville city center
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The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, often referred to simply as the Meyerhoff, is a music venue that opened in 1982 in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. It seats 2,443 people, and is home to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. It is named for Joseph Meyerhoff, a Ukrainian-born Baltimore businessman, philanthropist, and arts patron who became president of the Baltimore Symphony in 1965, a position he held for 18 years.The Meyerhoff is immediately adjacent to the Cultural Center stop on the Baltimore Light Rail, and within walking distance of the State Center stop on the Baltimore Metro Subway.
|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Parkville|
~6.53 miles from Parkville city center
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Patterson Park is a public park in Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States. The park is bordered by East Baltimore Street on the north, Eastern Avenue on the south, South Patterson Park Avenue on the west, and South Linwood Avenue on the east. The Patterson Park extension lies to the east of the main park, and is bordered by East Pratt Street on the north, South Ellwood Avenue on the east, and Eastern Avenue on the south.
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Druid Hill Park
~6.69 miles from Parkville city center
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Druid Hill Park in northwest Baltimore, Maryland, United States, ranks with Central Park in New York, begun in 1859, and Fairmount Park in Philadelphia as the oldest landscaped public parks in the United States. Druid Hill Park is a 745-acre (3.01 km2) urban park. The land was originally part of "Auchentorlie", the estate of George Buchanan, one of the seven commissioners responsible for the establishment of Baltimore City, included 579 of the 745 acres (3.01 km2) that comprise Druid Hill Park today. Renamed "Druid Hill" by Nicholas Rogers, who married Eleanor Buchanan, it was purchased in 1860 by the city of Baltimore from Lloyd Rogers with the revenue derived from a one-cent park tax on the nickel horsecar fares.Druid Hill Park was inaugurated by Baltimore Mayor Thomas Swann on October 1...
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Parkville|
~6.78 miles from Parkville city center
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The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University is a conservatory and preparatory school located in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland at the corner of Charles and Monument Streets at Mount Vernon Place.Founded in 1857 by philanthropist George Peabody, it was the first academy of music to be established in the United States. Completion of the Grecian-Italian building housing the Institute, designed by Edmund George Lind, was delayed until 1866 due to the Civil War. Under the direction of well-known musicians, composers, conductors, and Peabody alumni, the Institute grew from a local academy to an internationally renowned cultural center throughout the late 19th and the 20th centuries.Since 1977, the institute has operated as a division of the Johns Hopkins Uni...
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~6.78 miles from Parkville city center
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The Washington Monument in the elegant Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland was the first architectural monument planned to honor George Washington.In 1815 a statue designed by Robert Mills who also designed the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., construction began in 1815 and was completed by 1829. The 178 foot doric column holds a ground-floor museum offering information about Washington as well as construction of the monument. Climbing the 228 steps to the top provides an excellent view of the city from the historic neighborhood where it is located. Its neighbors include the Peabody Institute.The glorification of Washington began long before his death in December 1799, and the dedication of a memorial in his honor seemed certain. A monument honoring Washington in...
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~6.78 miles from Parkville city center
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Walters Art Museum
~6.83 miles from Parkville city center
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East meets West at the Walters. On one hand, its collection spans nearly the entire history of Western art. Its spacious galleries are home to Greek and Roman statuary, Baroque carvings and a large collection of Renaissance paintings. On the other hand, its elegant Hackerman House wing holds one of the largest collections of traditional Asian art in the United States. Admission to the permanent collection is always free.
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Parkville|
Jewish Museum of Maryland
~6.84 miles from Parkville city center
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The archival collection at the Jewish Museum of Maryland includes over 150 major manuscript collections and thousands of other documents and rare books relating to the lives of Maryland 's Jews. A browsable list of the major manuscript collections is available. For complete finding aids (inventories) of manuscript collections, please contact the archivist. In addition to browsing through the list of manuscript collections, it is possible to use keywords to search the JMM collections through our web-based collections database.PhotographsThe Jewish Museum of Maryland Archives contains approximately 100,000 photographs and negatives of Jewish life in Maryland . Our photographic collection can be searched (and some images viewed) using keywords through our collections databas...
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Mt. Vernon Arts Dist
~6.85 miles from Parkville city center
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Mount Vernon is a neighborhood located just to the north of downtown Baltimore, Maryland. Designated a National Landmark Historic District and a city Cultural District, it is one of the city's oldest neighborhoods and originally was home to the city's most wealthy and fashionable families. The name derives from the Mount Vernon home of George Washington; the original Washington Monument, a massive pillar commenced in 1815 to commemorate the first president of the United States, is the defining feature of the neighborhood.The Baltimore City Planning Commission defines the neighborhood as being bound by Eager Street to the North, The Jones Falls Expressway (JFX) to the east, Franklin Street to the South, and Eutaw Street to the West. The Commission also considers the northern section to be...
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~6.87 miles from Parkville city center
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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore (formerly The Baltimore Zoo) is a zoo located in Druid Hill Park in Baltimore, Maryland. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Home to over 2,000 animals, the zoo is generally considered to be the third oldest zoological park in the United States, having opened in 1876. In 2004, the zoo was struck by financial problems and was forced to reduce its collection size by closing parts of the zoo. The Main Valley was closed due to its age, being incapable of holding animals comfortably, and the Reptile House was closed. The reptiles, as well as gibbons and snow leopards were sent on loan to other zoos and aquariums. In 2008, the zoo was featured in America's Best Zoos 2008.Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is active in many conservation programs...
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~6.91 miles from Parkville city center
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Pimlico Race Course
~6.99 miles from Parkville city center
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Pimlico Race Course is a horse racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland, most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes. Its name is derived from the 1660s when English settlers called the area where the facility currently stands in honor of Olde Ben Pimlico's Tavern in London. The racetrack is nicknamed "Old Hilltop" after a small rise in the infield that became a favorite gathering place for thoroughbred trainers and race enthusiasts.Pimlico officially opened in the fall of 1870, with the colt Preakness winning the first running of the Dinner Party Stakes. Three years later the horse would have the 1873 Preakness Stakes named in his honor. The track is also noted as the home for the match race in which Seabiscuit beat War Admiral in the second Pimlico Special, on November 1, 1938, before a crowd...
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Enoch Pratt Free Library
~7.00 miles from Parkville city center
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The Enoch Pratt Free Library, located in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, is one of the oldest free public libraries in the United States. Established in 1882 (first opened to the public in 1886) after a grant from philanthropist Enoch Pratt, the library now includes twenty branches in Baltimore, plus the Central Library. Pratt intended his gift to establish a library that "shall be for all, rich and poor without distinction of race or color, who, when properly accredited, can take out the books if they will handle them carefully and return them". The Central Library was designated the "State Library Resource Center for the State of Maryland" by the Maryland General Assembly in 1971.The Central Library was renovated and expanded in 2003. The new wing contains the Maryland and African American D...
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Fells Point Historic Area
~7.00 miles from Parkville city center
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Fell's Point is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, home to a variety of shops, restaurants, coffee bars, music stores, and over 120 pubs. Located on the harbor and famous for its maritime past, it now boasts the greatest concentration of pubs/bars in the city. This waterfront community is a much-visited location in Baltimore, accessible by water taxi, freeway, and several bus lines. The neighborhood has also been the home of large Polish, Irish, and Mexican-American populations throughout its history. In recent years a steadily increasing numbers of middle to upper middle income residents have moved into the area, driving up property values. Fell's Point is one of several areas in and around Baltimore that are listed on the National Register of Historic Districts.
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Baltimore City Hall
~7.02 miles from Parkville city center
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Flag House and Star Spangled Banner Museum
~7.06 miles from Parkville city center
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The Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum is a museum located in the Little Italy section of Baltimore, Maryland.Built in 1793, it was the home of Mary Pickersgill when she moved to Baltimore in 1806 and the location where she sewed the "Star Spangled Banner," the garrison flag that flew over Fort McHenry in the summer of 1814 during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812. The museum contains furniture and antiques from the period as well as items from the Pickersgill family. A 12,600-square-foot (1,170 m2) museum was constructed next to Pickersgill's house. It has exhibits on the War of 1812 and the Battle of Baltimore. It has an orientation theater, tearoom, giftshop, exhibit galleries, and meeting rooms. The museum features a 30 by 42-foot (13 m) tall window which was created...
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National Aquarium in Baltimore
~7.23 miles from Parkville city center
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The National Aquarium in Baltimore is a public aquarium located at 501 E Pratt St. in the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. It was opened in 1981 and was constructed during Baltimore's urban renewal period. The aquarium has an annual attendance of 1.6 million to see its collection of 16,500 specimens of 560 different species. Particular attractions include the dolphin display, rooftop rainforest, and central ray pool, and multiple-story shark tank. The National Aquarium in Baltimore is widely considered to be one of the best in the United States, if not the world. Coastal Living named it the #1 aquarium in the U.S. in 2006.The National Aquarium in Baltimore is not to be confused with the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C.; however, the National Aquarium in Washington D.C....