Last updated: 11/26/2013
Baltimore, Maryland
Street Address
4545 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
Mailing Address
The Johns Hopkins University,
4545 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
phone: 410-516-0341
Open by guided tour only.
Tuesday - Friday11 AM - 4 PM
Sunday, Saturday12 PM - 4 PM
Tours offered on the hour. Last tour departs at 3 p.m.
Free for members, Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and JHU students (with valid ID)
Adults: $8
Seniors (65 plus): $7
Members: free
Students (): $5
Youth (6-18): $5
Children under 5: Free
AAA members: $7
Johns Hopkins alumni and retirees: $5
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
James Archer Abbott, Director and Curator
phone: 410-516-0341
Nancy Powers, Visitor Services Coordinator
phone: 410-516-0341
Judith Proffitt, Membership and Programs Coordinator
phone: 410-516-8645
Elizabeth Schroeder, Associate Director for Development
phone: 410-516-6710
Heather Egan Stalfort, Communications & Marketing Manager
phone: 410-516-8329

Built in 1858 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Evergreen House is a magnificent 48-room Italianate mansion on 26 wooded acres in Baltimore. Formerly the home of two generations of Baltimore's prominent Garrett family, Evergreen House and its collection of over 50,000 objects were bequeathed to the Johns Hopkins University in 1942 with the stipulation that the estate remain open to "lovers of music, art, and beautiful things." Since opening to the public in 1990, Evergreen House has surpassed mere historic preservation to creatively respond to the Garretts' legacy. Today, Evergreen operates as a dynamic house museum, contemporary art center, and performance space, offering artist residency programs, lectures, symposia, concerts, exhibitions, educational programs, plus tours of the museum.

Artifact Collections

Furniture, fine arts, rare books, Asian decorative arts, important early 20th-century paintings and sculpture, and one of the largest private collections of Tiffany glass.

Research Collections

Evergreen's Garrett Library contains 28,600 volumes, all of which are available to be used on-site. Patrons are required to call in advance to schedule a visit and to ensure that material they need is available. The collection is particularly strong in 16th- and 17th- century English literature; natural history; architectural history; voyage and exploration literature; and Bibles. The Garrett Library also includes the autographs of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and other American manuscripts, various maps dating from the 16th to the 20th centuries, children's literature of the 19th century, Civil War broadsides and pamphlets, and the papers and drawings of Baltimore architect, Laurence Hall Fowler (d. 1971).

Educational Programs

Evergreen operates as a dynamic house museum, contemporary art center, and performance space, offering artist residency programs, lectures, symposia, concerts, exhibitions, educational programs, book signings, plus tours of the museum.


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes


Bi-annual newsletter and annual report

  • View from Evergreen
  • ADA

    Every effort is made to accommodate visitors with special needs. General tour access includes ascending and descending full-flights of stairs and standing for approximately 45 minutes. Limited and supervised elevator access may be arranged prior to a visit. We recommend calling in advance for personalized assistance and advice.

    Wheelchair Accessible





    Elegant and Extravagant: Evergreen Museum & Library is a magnificent 19th Century Gilded Age estate located just 10 minutes from Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Today the historic mansion provides a variety of exquisite and unique settings that will make your private event memorable. From your initial visit, through every stage of the planning process, Evergreen's attentive and professional staff are ready to work with you to make certain that every detail is addressed. To schedule an initial walk-through, call Evergreen's Events Office at 410.516.1027.


    The Museum Shop at Evergreen Museum & Library offers a selection of gifts and books that reflect the history of Evergreen, the Garrett family, and their collections. Adaptations of Evergreen’s architectural motifs, blue and white ware, and paintings from the collections are reproduced in note cards, ornaments, prints, and other decorative items. Information about Léon Bakst and Evergreen’s Bakst Theatre, as well as adaptation's of Bakst’s original decorations, can also be found.

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