Evergreen Museum & Library

Tour Information

Access to Evergreen requires taking a docent-led tour. Docent-led tours are available Tuesday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tours begin on the hour and last approximately 75 minutes, with the last tour of the day departing at 2 p.m.

To confirm daily tour availability, please call the museum at 410-516-0341.

Museum Hours

Holiday Hours: Evergreen will be closed December 24-29 & December 31-January 1, 2024. The museum will be open Saturday, December 30.

Regular Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Please check in at the Gift Shop upon arrival.

Gift Shop Hours

Holiday Hours: Evergreen’s Gift Shop will be closed December 24-29 & December 31-January 1, 2024. The Gift Shop will be open Saturday, December 30.

Regular Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.


  • $12 regular admission
  • $10 discounted admission
    For seniors, JHU alumni, AAA members, non-Baltimore City Public School students, and non-active/retired military.
  • Free*
    For JHU faculty, staff, and students, JHU Museums members, children under 5, Baltimore City Public Schools students,and active military.

* To qualify for free or discounted admission, you may be asked to show a valid ID (student ID, AAA card, military ID, etc.)

Self-Guided Tours of the Grounds and Garden

Self-guided tours of Evergreen’s gardens and grounds are free during regular museum hours. Please check in at the gift shop upon arrival.

Research at Evergreen Museum & Library

JHU faculty and students are encouraged to visit the museum and study its collections. To make arrangements to visit or access an object, please submit a request using our online form.

Request Collection Access

Getting There

4545 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210


We welcome visitors by foot and bicycle. If you arrive by bike, please let a museum representative know and we will help you find a place to secure it.


Baltimore City bus routes service the museum’s Charles Street location, including the Route 51 Bus (“Towson-Downtown”) and Route 28 Bus (“Moravia-Rogers Ave Metro”). Routes and stops change frequently, so please consult the MTA’s website here.

Collegetown Shuttle

For students, faculty, and staff of the Johns Hopkins University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, and Towson University, the free Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle operates during the spring and fall semesters. The stop for Notre Dame University Maryland at Charles Street and Homeland Avenue (stop 411) is walking distance to Evergreen Museum & Library.


There is ample free parking at Evergreen Museum & Library. Drive through the front gate and veer to the left at the fork in the road. At the top of the hill, there is regular parking to the right of the mansion. Please use head-in parking, not parallel parking. Handicapped parking is available to the left of the front of the mansion.

view of Evergreen garden
a structure in evergreen garden
hedges in the garden

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What procedures are in place to minimize the spread of illness?

    Evergreen Museum & Library follows Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 policies. At this time, visitors and docents are not required to wear a mask inside or outside the museum.

  • What is the tour like? What will I see?

    On a docent-led tour of Evergreen, you will see 15 rooms of the Gilded Age mansion, plus many objects in its vast collection, including the 30,000-volume John Work Garrett Library, Tiffany glass, Asian ceramics, and artwork by artists such as Picasso, Modigliani, Raoul Dufy, Zelda Fitzgerald, Diego Rivera, David Driskell, and more.

  • How long is the tour?

    The tour takes approximately 75 minutes to complete. Visitors with time constraints can request a shorter version of the tour by speaking to visitor services staff and/or your docent before the tour starts.

  • Is the museum accessible to people with limited mobility?

    Due to the historical nature of the building, only parts of the museum are fully accessible. The regular tour requires climbing stairs and being able to stand for the duration of the tour. The North Wing Gallery and Gift Shop, however, are fully accessible to all. To request special accommodations, contact museums@jhu.edu.

  • Can I explore the grounds?

    Evergreen sits on approximately 26 acres of land. Included with admission to the museum is a self-guided garden tour, which allows visitors to explore parts of the grounds and learn how the natural and built landscapes have changed over time. The garden tour also may be experienced without admission to the museum, Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visitors wishing to take a self-guided garden tour must first check-in at the Gift Shop to receive a map and instructions.

  • Can I walk the grounds without paying admission?

    Yes, visitors to Evergreen can take a free self-guided walking tour of the gardens and grounds, Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. All visitors must check-in at the Gift Shop  to receive a detailed map and instructions prior to exploring the grounds.

  • Is the garden accessible to those with limited mobility?

    Due to the terraced nature of the landscape, there is limited accessibility to the gardens.

  • Can I take photographs at Evergreen?

    Yes, you are welcome to take photographs/video in designated areas at Evergreen provided that it is not for commercial use or disruptive. Please consult our Photography Policy for further information.

  • What facilities are available on-site for visitors?

    Lockers, bathrooms, and a water fountain are available onsite. Neither food concessions nor an ATM is available.

  • Can I bring my pet?

    With the exception of service animals, pets are not permitted.

  • Are strollers allowed?

    Strollers are welcome but will need to be left at the Gift Shop if you are taking a docent-led tour.

  • Do you offer group tours?

    Yes, we welcome groups to the museum. Group tours start at nine (9) people and receive a discounted rate. For an addition fee, we also offer boxed lunches in the Far East Room. To learn more about booking a group tour, please email museums@jhu.edu.

  • I would like to access the museum and/or its collections for research purposes. Who do I contact?

    We are happy to consider scholarly inquiries. Please contact Curator of Collections, Michelle Fitzgerald, at mfitzg19@jhu.edu with a summary of your research objective and timeline. If your research request involves a volume in the John Work Garrett Library, please contact Head of Materials Management, Amy Kimball, at akimball@jhu.edu.

  • Do you have a gift shop?

    Yes, Evergreen’s Gift Shop is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and offers a variety of attractive items for sale, including stationery, books, toys and games, housewares, jewelry, and accessories. Proceeds from the Gift Shop support museum operations and initiatives. Your patronage is appreciated.

  • Can I host an event at Evergreen?

    Yes, Evergreen is available to rent for private events such as weddings, parties, meetings, and other gatherings. Proceeds from event rentals support the museum’s operations and initiatives. Your patronage is appreciated. For more information, contact our Private Events Office.

  • How do I become more involved with Evergreen Museum & Library?

    Your participation is welcome and essential to the functioning of the museum! You can get involved by becoming a member, a volunteer, a donor, or simply by joining our mailing list, in the right sidebar.