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Peabody Library

17 E. Mount Vernon Pl., Baltimore, MD 21202 (Mount Vernon)
410 659 8179
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Ranked #29 of 153 attractions in Baltimore
Type: Libraries
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English first
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This building is stunning! I could just wander around in here all day. I always incorporate it into my Mount Vernon excursions!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

The library has no weekend hours, but if you get a chance during the weekday when it is open it is definitely worth stopping by. This is a grand space, the huge mahogany door, the gold accents on the columns. Won't take long to peek inside, we found parking right on the street midday on a Friday. Church across the... More

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Nottingham, Maryland
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45 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The architecture is absolutely breath-taking. I do not think the library is open for every day use. But, I was lucky enough to be with a tour group who got to go inside and walk among the books. Thousands of old books line the shelves.

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Canberra, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

It won't take you very long to take a look at the Peabody Library - but do go in and see one of the USA's great libraries. Visitors can go in and see the magnificent reading room, surrounded on three sides by floors of books on open shelves. The Peabody also mounts displays on American writers - at the moment... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

I have never seen a more beautiful library space. From the moment you step through the doors you are surrounded by rich woods, antiques, and the feeling of old world elegance. Looking up, you see a multi-storied open space with shelves and shelves of beautiful books. We were very fortunate to have an opportunity to spend the evening there for... More

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Very close to the hotel and downtown Baltimore - walking distance, great food and atmoshpere. Would recommend highly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

As an old building fan, I was advised to peek inside and was so glad I did. What a fabulous reading room! Three story space surrounded by the old book collection on open ornate stacks. Really worth stepping inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This two story library is amazing.I attended a charity event here and the library lent the air of a movie to the festivities.The library is in the Mt Vernon area which has a park shaped like a cross.There are also other attractions in the immediate area.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

I take visitors here because you just can't believe what the library looks like. The library is a haven for geneologists. It is also a wedding reception rental spot, so I don't think it's open on the weekend. Go see it. Now.

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DC area
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Breathtaking inside, interesting to explore.. come when they music school has an open house and you can hear some wonderful music too!

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