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By Tawanna Browne Smith
Family Travel Expert
About Homewood / Charles Village
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Homewood - Charles Village is Baltimore's go-to neighborhood for artists, bohemians, college students, professors, and others that appreciate the inspiration of this creative and intellectual crowd. The neighborhood is known for its vividly painted Victorian row homes, the John Hopkins Homewood campus, and the 19th-century modern and contemporary collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
See & Do
The Baltimore Museum of Art has over 90,000 works of art in its collection. Due to a generous city grant first established in 2006, patrons have an opportunity to enjoy free admission to the museum. The biggest draws are the Matisse, Picasso, van Gogh, and Renoir works but art enthusiasts are also drawn to the African, Asian, and Ancient Americas art as well as the mosaics.
Gertrude's enjoys a prime location inside the Baltimore Museum of Art. Its name pays homage to chef John Shields' grandmother, who introduced him to cooking, and to Gertrude Stein, who introduced several important artists to the museum. Shields, a local culinary celebrity, produces traditional regional dishes with a contemporary spin. Sunday brunch features an extensive array of specialties including crab meat omelets, crab cakes, and stuffed French toast.
The Doubletree Inn at the Colonnade sits conveniently across the street from John Hopkins Homewood campus, convenient for visiting families and other travelers. The 125 guest rooms at the Doubletree Inn at The Colonnade offer all the standard amenities, including complimentary wireless Internet access, cable TV, and in-room coffee makers. Guests even have the luxury of staying on property for dinner or a late-night drink at the hotel's on-site restaurant and bar.