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Evergreen House Museum

In the mid-19th century, when railroads were king, Baltimore's Garrett family ruled the rails. Evergreen, their home for two generations (from 1878-1942), is a superb example of Gilded Age architecture set on 26 landscaped acres in Baltimore and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Tour Evergreen's 48 opulent rooms filled with over 50,000 of the Garretts' extraordinary and eclectic belongings. Stroll the grounds, enjoy a concert in the famed Bakst Theatre, a film or lecture in the charming Carriage House, or a contemporary art exhibit in the gallery. Explore Evergreen and enjoy Baltimore's rich history.

Permanent Collection

Permanent collection include: Architecture, paintings, decorative arts, rare books, philanthropy, Baltimore's railroad history, and more...

Whatever your interest, Evergreen House offers a fascinating glimpse into the past and an array of programs and activities that educate, entertain, and connect Evergreen and the Garrett family with audiences today.


Bakst Theatre

The space that now houses Evergreen's Bakst Theatre was originally a gymnasium. It was built for Alice Whitridge and T. Harrison Garrett's three sons who were schooled at home. Located in the North Wing's second floor, it was designed by Charles Carson in 1886. The space was transformed into a theater by Alice Warder and John Work Garrett and today it is the only private theater decorated by Leon Bakst, the famed Russian set and costume designer for the Ballets Russes whom the Garretts met in Paris just before World War I. Mrs. Garrett invited Bakst to Evergreen House in 1922 and the Theatre opened in May of 1923. Bakst stenciled the Theatre's walls and lobby ceiling with Russian peasant motifs. He also designed three stage sets and costumes for Mrs. Garrett to wear when she performed there. Today Evergreen House is the only museum whose collection includes both stage sets designed by Bakst and their preliminary water color drawings.

Gold Bathroom

T. Harrison Garrett had this bathroom added to the house in 1886. Baltimore architect Charles Carson was asked to design the bath and ordered the unpolished marble mosaic tile from Herter Brothers of New York for the walls, ceiling, and floor surfaces. The bath's metal pipes and fixtures are made of brass and all of the wooden surfaces, including the window frame and shutters, the standing cabinet, and the water tank, are gilded with gold leaf.

John Work Garrett's Boyhood Bedroom,
Den and Library

After a childhood accident, John Work Garrett developed a tubercular hip which inhibited the growth of one leg. When this occurred, John's father installed an elevator for ...+ [ Read all ]


$6: adults
$5: seniors
$3: students and children (6+)

Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday:
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday:
noon - 4 p.m.

Getting there

Evergreen House is located at 4545 North Charles Street between Loyola College and the College of Notre Dame, just fifteen minutes from Baltimore's Inner Harbor and is easily accessible from I-695 and I-83.

From Points North on I-95/I-695

From I-95 south, take the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) west toward Towson.
Exit at Charles St. (exit 25) and proceed south on Charles St. for approximately 7 miles.
After passing the College of Notre Dame of Maryland on your left, Evergreen House will be on your left, at 4545 North Charles St. The gated entrance is just north of Loyola College and Cold Spring Lane.

From MD 295 (the Baltimore-Washington Parkway)

Entering Baltimore, MD 295 becomes Russell Street.
Then, follow directions below.

From Points South/I-95

From I-95 north, take Russell St. (exit 52) north.
Russell St. veers right onto Paca St., just north of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Proceed north on Paca St. and turn right onto W. Pratt St.
Turn left onto Charles St. and proceed north for approximately four miles.
The gated entrance is located on your right at 4545 N. Charles St., just after the Cold Spring Lane intersection and Loyola College.

From I-83 (The Jones Falls Expressway or JFX) North or South

Take the Cold Spring Lane East exit (southbound: exit on the right, turn left onto Cold Spring Lane; northbound: exit right directly onto Cold Spring Lane) and proceed to Charles Street. Turn left onto Charles Street and turn right after just .1 mile into Evergreen House's gated entrance at 4545 N. Charles St., just north of Loyola College.

After entering Evergreen's gates, take the left fork up the hill to the Main House.

By Bus

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