Towson/Baltimore, Maryland

Our home, our community, our extended classroom

Just down the street from Goucher, the suburban college town of Towson boasts a major mall, a live music venue, and dozens of restaurants, pubs, shops, and places to hang out.

A few miles down the road, Baltimore City offers a wide range of cultural attractions, from world-class symphonies and museums to a lively local art and music scene—plus two major-league sports teams and all sorts of places to eat, drink, shop, see, and be seen.

Baltimore is also Goucher's historic home, and many members of our community go into the city every week to connect their academic work with direct experience in the city through:

Just an hour away, our nation's capital city awaits your exploration. Pay your respects to Lincoln and Jefferson. Investigate that internship you've always dreamed of. Sit in on a Supreme Court case. Get lost in one of the Smithsonian Institution's 19 museums and galleries, and so much more. All for free.

If you want to see what the Big Apple has to offer, it's an easy train ride. You're only three hours away from Broadway, Central Park, the Empire State Building, and Wall Street. Those are only a few stops in the city that never sleeps.

And if you don’t have a car, don’t worry. There are all sorts of ways to get where you want to go. Check out the resources on these pages to find out more about how to get in and out of town.

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Explore Baltimore and the vicinity through Baltimore Collegetown's Look Book:

Baltimore Look Book

Getting Around


Free shuttles are available around Towson and downtown Baltimore.

Use the Towson Loop to get around Towson.

Using an MTA bus or the Light Rail, you can transfer to the free Charm City Circulatorat the Penn Station stop and use the Circulator to get around downtown Baltimore.


The MTA has a few bus stops near campus in Towson. Please check the MTA website for maps and schedules.

The campus Post Office, on the first floor of the Dorsey Center, offers MTA monthly passes at a discounted rate of $52.90 (regularly priced $72).

Light Rail

The Light Rail is a train that runs from the Hunt Valley shopping complex just north of Goucher through the heart of downtown Baltimore and out to BWI Airport south of the city. With stops at Penn Station, Camden Yards, and Ravens Stadium—plus many other destinations along the way—it can be a great way to get to places where the Collegetown Shuttle and the MTA bus don’t run.


Goucher College has a partnership with Zipcar, a cost-efficient, environmentally friendly car-sharing program.

Information on acquiring a Zipcar

To get to campus, see the directions and contact page.