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Enoch Pratt Free Library

Address: 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 410-396-5500
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Ranked #24 of 148 Attractions in Baltimore
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Owner description: This public library is one-block long.
Attraction details
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This public library is one-block long.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Historic building with all the tech stuff that you need to find all sorts of information. Worth a visit because of the history and just a nice library in general.

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105 reviews 105 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

What a grand library. There is so much for the community in various multiple medias. The architecture of the original build is magnificent. We enjoyed the Where the Wild Things Are Exhibit. I wish we had something comparable at home. This place can make anyone fall in love with learning all over again.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There are many branches to the Enoch Pratt library and each one has its own character. the main branch is the largest and most interesting. They hold lots of events and learning sessions for people of all ages.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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155 reviews 155 reviews
50 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Thought I'd pop in to check what the library looks like. It is a working library so folks were at the tables and desks. It is not a particularly ornate place, as some of the old ones are, the Library of Congress, for example.

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Lutherville, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I have to admit: I'm a bibliophile. I love books of all types: large books, small books, books with lots of illustrations, books in foreign languages - l love 'em all! When you step into the Central Library, the first thing that grabs you is what a beautiful building this is - an architectural monument to learning and literature and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
67 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I love this library system. Good selection. It is a free library. My only suggestion is to look online before going to pick up a book. Make sure the book you want is at the location you are going to visit.

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Durham, NC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This well used main library is a wonderful place. There is a vast store house of material for all. Much reference material can be used in the library without being a resident and without a charge. Things like back copies of newspapers (and not just Baltimore), immigration records, boat records, census materials, army records, city directories, tax records and more.... More 

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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I call in advance for a trip to the computer center. That way I can keep the websites from Facebook to MeetMe highlighted!

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Brick NJ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I went looking for historical information and genealogical records. This is a beautiful old building with lots of great architectural detail. The staff was extremely helpful.

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Excelsior Springs, Missouri
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Yes it is a neighborhood library but the building is truly beautiful and completely worth taking time to visit and enjoy.

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