Festival-goers are encouraged to venture out into the neighborhood where many Mount Vernon Place institutions and businesses present activities such as a neighborhood scavenger hunt, organ performances and tours at the Engineers Club, and a Walters Art Museum art activity. Camp Center Stage and the Baltimore School for the Arts also perform in the park squares. Many businesses, restaurants, the Walters Art Museum, The Peabody Institute and the Mount Vernon United Methodist Church will be open for the day with special Bicentennial activities. The Maryland Historical Society remains open and exhibits artifacts from both 100 and 200 year old time capsules found within the Washington Monument during the restoration.
24 West Franklin St.
The Hotel Indigo is offering a special room rate of $129.00 through the end of July in celebration of the Monumental Bicentennial.
The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University ‣
17 East Mount Vernon Place
Enjoy short tours and musical performances a the country’s first conservatory of music.
A People United ‣
516 N. Charles St #100
15% discount on all purchases made this day with the mention of the Washington Monument and a decorated store front keeping with the Americana theme.
Wyndham of Baltimore George’s Restaurant ‣
612 Cathedral St.
The Wyndham is offering a “Bicentennial Celebration” Guest Room Rate Package available 6/28-7/11. Guests must stay at least two (2) nights. Details: Stay 2 nights and receive a $25 food and beverage credit and complimentary parking. Subject to availability. Offer cannot be combined with any other rate or promotion. Vouchers are non-transferrable.
The Engineers Club ‣
11 W. Mount Vernon Place
Michael Britt, Artists-In-Residence Program organist will play two 30-minute concerts at 1 and 3pm. Open house 11-4pm.
Maryland Historical Society ‣
201 W. Monument St.
Visit exhibits related to the monument, the neighborhood and the time capsule!
The Walters Art Museum ‣
600 N. Charles St.
Design your own red, white, and blue pin to show off your American spirit! Use paper, paints, sparkles, and more. Search for Washington’s portrait inside the museum and receive a special addition for your pin!
Mt Vernon Place United Methodist Church ‣
10 E. Mount Vernon Place
Opening Prayer Service 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Join Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church to start the Bicentennial celebration with an open prayer service of thanksgiving.
Hymn Sing / Concert 3pm to 4pm
Come into the sanctuary of Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church to hear and join in praise for the American experience with several collective favorites. Tours of the church will also be available.