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Peabody Library

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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JMJ Reminded me of Trinity Library in Dublin..nice to see the USA has such classy places. Check on what the exhibit is before you go and spend time getting educated.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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194 reviews 194 reviews
101 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

JMJ Reminded me of Trinity Library in Dublin..nice to see the USA has such classy places. Check on what the exhibit is before you go and spend time getting educated.

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Rising Sun
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A group of us went to the Peabody to view the display on fakes and forgeries and saw the library. Our curator was excellent and gave us a wonderful slide show on many manuscripts and autographs that were fake. I had never been there before- the building is just beautiful and would make a perfect site for a wedding!

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NJ
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34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Amazing library to see. Open center area with5-6 floors of books visible from the open area. It's free and just around the corner from the Walters Art Museum. Stop in and take a look. It will only take a few minutes and you won;t be disappointed!

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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We attended a wedding held at the library and it was absolutely stunning. The surroundings are as if you are in a Harry Potter movie. Large and luxurious bookshelves, marble floors, and the echo of your voice travels forever. Very unique and wonderful event. I would recommend a wedding or major event here.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Worth a short stop just to see the library - a striking room. Also saw small exhibit there that was just OK

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New York City
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A very special place, stacked top to bottom with books (many rare)--like a walk back through history. Not your traditional tourist attraction, but well worth the visit!

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Glen Arm, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

There really isn't a more beautiful library around. Although the entrance is quite ordinary, the library itself is breath-taking! A definite must see!

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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
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5 helpful votes 5 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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