The House of Cards Tour of Baltimore

By Jennifer M. Wood - 2014-03-05T19:01:44Z

Photograph by Netflix via Conde Nast Traveler

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Peabody Institute

Baltimore, MD

The Underwoods showed that they'd never let a minor detail like permission get in the way of a good party. When their political maneuvering got them shut out of the ballroom at the fictional Hotel Cotesworth, they did the next best thing and hosted the soirée on the entrance steps. The location in question is part of Johns Hopkins University. "It was originally written for a parking lot, but it was very difficult to shoot at night," recalls Arnold. "The Peabody Institute had an exterior place that was nestled between a couple of buildings and there were a few different levels with stairways, which made the choreography of the party scene much easier to stage and visually more interesting than just a big flat space."

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