When a tremendous Gilded Age mansion gets fully-adorned with holiday decorations, there’s a lot to take in and see. Please join us for a special winter tour of the Evergreen Museum and Library, which holds 48 rooms, a soaring portico, a Tiffany designed glass canopy, and loads holiday decorations. Led by Baltimore Heritage volunteer Richard Messick, we’ll take in the seasonal surroundings while learning about the mansion’s rich history, including the 1878 purchase of the estate by John Work Garrett, president of the B&O Railroad, for his son T. Harrison Garrett.
Evergreen still has over 50,000 items from the Garrett family, including drawings by Degas and Picasso and one of the nation’s largest collections of Tiffany glass pieces. The building’s rare book library contains 8,000 volumes that include works by Shakespeare and Audubon, as well as the signatures of every signer of the Declaration of Independence. The mansion even has its own theater! Please join us this holiday season for a tour of this wonderful Baltimore treasure!