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Peabody Library

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Neighborhood: Mount Vernon
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Address: 17 E. Mount Vernon Pl., Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone Number: 410 659 8179
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One of the most beautiful places you'll see

This library has been featured on lists of most beautiful libraries in the world - absolutely stunning!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This library has been featured on lists of most beautiful libraries in the world - absolutely stunning!

Thank AmandaVU
Geneva NY
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82 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breathtaking architecture, iconic design. The staff we encountered was very welcoming and full of enthusiasm and information. Photography buffs will be in heaven!

Thank KarenGeneva
Penfield, New York
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for a wedding this past weekend and it was absolutely perfect. The venue is not only gorgeous and historical but also has perfect lighting for pictures! All of the staff were incredibly professional and friendly and everything ran so smoothly. There was plenty of room for all of the guests (approximately 110), tables, DJ, dance floor and... More 

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Niles, Illinois
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51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I visit this library every time I come to Baltimore. It takes me back at least a hundred years. If you are looking for the feel of the original library, this is it. The first time I walked into the main section I was awe-struck. Just take a look at some of my pics and you will know what I... More 

Thank Hans M
Baltimore, Maryland
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Considered by many to be one of the finest and most beautiful building interiors on the east coast of America, this venue still operates as a library of historical documents related to Maryland. On weekends, it often serves as a wedding venue in large part due to its impressive architectural beauty.

Thank Manger_bien_11
San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is a short, but wonderful experience for anyone who loves books and libraries. The volumes are diverse and the architecture is stunning.

Thank Friartuc
Morristown, New Jersey
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We dropped in at the Peabody buildings but it was somewhat disappointing. Once we found the library we discovered that you can't actually go up among the books, you are stuck on the first level. On our way out we were lightly interrogated as to who we were and what we were doing there. When we asked about a bathroom... More 

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Faridabad, India
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

What a library shiuld have. This library ahs all the desired collection for studing and reference. Student can go,here at any time diring 24x7 .hiwve if yiu wish to,leave library during night time. You have to call a policemen popularly inown as cop to escort you due to safety reaons. Worth to witness the arcihtecture and collection

Thank sks3010
Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have never seen a collections of books quite like this! They have tomes going back to the 1600s or something like that. And visually- its is a multistory tall room that is lines with books all walls. Top to bottom. Only issue is they are open on a very limited schedule. Definitely check schedule before going so you're not... More 

Thank SoniaW5
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I highly recommend to anyone who is living in Baltimore or just visiting to go a take a glimpse of amazing breathtaking views. You will me amused what is behind the walls. Its like a hidden treasure. Simply amazing and stunning! Highly recommend!

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