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Evergreen House - Johns Hopkins University

4545 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD

Phone: 410 516 0341 - Tty: -

Statement of Purpose

Evergreen House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a magnificent Italianate home on 26 wooded and landscaped acres. Owned by Baltimore's Garrett family from 1878 to 1942, the mansion, carriage house and gardens underwent two generations of adaptations and renovations. In 1942, the estate was bequeathed to The Johns Hopkins University with the stipulation that the mansion remain open to "lovers of music, art and beautiful things."

Highlights & Collections

Today, Evergreen showcases the more than 50,000 extraordinary and eclectic objects assembled by two generations of Garretts.

Highlights of the 48 room mansion include a large collection of post-Impressionist paintings (including works by Degas, Picasso, Modigliani, Bonnard, and Vuillard), over eight thousand rare books (most notable are Shakespeare's four folios, collection of natural history works including Audubons and Goulds, and the first illustration of the New World contained in the printed edition of Columbus' letter to Queen Isabella, Japanese netsuke and inro, Tiffany glass, and Baltimore's only private theatre designed by Leon Bakst, the illustrious Russian emigre designer known for his work with Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes, including Bakst's only extant theatrical sets.

Exhibits & Special Events


Evergreen House and the Museum Shop are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Tours are on the hour and the last tour daily is at 3 p.m. Closed on major holidays.

Admission & Directions:

Admission is $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $3 Students. Groups of 20 or more are $5 per person. Your group can enjoy a specially prepared box lunch in the Theatre for $11 per person. Evergreen's Carriage House and Bakst Theatre is available for rental for wedding receptions, dinners and special events.

Evergreen House is located at 4545 North Charles Street in Baltimore, MD,minutes from the Inner Harbor. Call 410-516-0341

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