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Peabody Library

Address: 17 E. Mount Vernon Pl., Baltimore, MD 21202 (Mount Vernon)
Phone Number: 410 659 8179
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Ranked #5 of 156 Attractions in Baltimore
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful libraries I have ever seen. I walked around in awe for half an hour. It even had that great old book smell!

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Amazing place - and its free - we also were lucky enough to be there for the noon concert - which was jazz - such a bonus

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Berlin, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If you are up near The Walters Gallery, stop over to see Library. A real gem!. We also got to attend one of the Peabody Institute's free concerts performed by their students while we were in Baltimore.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were lucky enough to attend a wedding in this magical space. This is a book lover's and architecture buff's dream. Soaring marble columns and a huge atrium with walls filled with books. A must see in Baltimore!

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Freehold, NJ
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

When we told our 13 and 11 year old kids we were going to visit a library they though we were kidding. Seeing their expressions when they walked into the Peabody was priceless. What a beautiful place. You only need 10-5 minutes here but the beauty is worth it. This is a thing of the past.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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125 reviews 125 reviews
38 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is an architectural jewel. Last time I was there the head librarian actually gave a history of the building, which I don't remember...It's now popular for weddings and special occasions.

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Istanbul
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Building is fabulous and smell of old books was very inviting. I love the setting. Unfortunately, I did not have a camera and much time to record or enjoy the atmosphere for a while. I am checking the picture and info from web.

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hurlock
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I actually went with a literary walking tour around bmore when we came here. When I and my 11 year old daughter My mouth literally dropped open. It is a beautifully building and the curator brought books out to our group that dated back to the 1600's. Even the Staircase on the music side of the lobby is amazing, as... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Peabody Library is stunning. It reminds me of the library the Beast gives Belle in "Beauty and Beast." (I have been told that Belle's library is based on this library, but I do not know if this is true.) It can be rented as an event space and is somewhat popular for weddings. If you are a book lover/lover... More

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Millsboro, Delaware
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Along with the history, going uptown, and all that the Library offers, this too is a must see. Many Benefit/Fundraisers here also...

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