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Peabody Library

17 E. Mount Vernon Pl., Baltimore, MD 21202 (Mount Vernon)
410 659 8179
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Ranked #18 of 157 attractions in Baltimore
Type: Libraries
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Butler, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We stopped in to see the wonder of the cathedral of books. We rode in on our bikes but were told if we lock them up on the street the police will chain them (no bikes allowed around Peabody). The very friendly lady at the front desk offered us to bring out bikes in and carry them down a few... More

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Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

"WOW"...that's the response when you walk into this amazing space! We were fortunate to be invited to a wedding with dinner served at the library. The space is absolutely breathtaking! It's also very cool due to keeping the books at a lower temperature. This was a dinner we will never forget.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Walk into this library and be prepared for a bearth taking sight. It ia the most beatiful interior in the city and possibly in the state It id a place I continue to revisit and always find something new of interest and surprise. Take you camera and enjoy

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Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I'm a bit of a bibliomaniac so I loved this place! It's absolutely beautiful and smell like lots of old books! :) The first time we went it was closed for a private event. We made it a point to go back on another day to see it...so glad we did!

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

A beautiful wedding setting! would like to comeback and visit to tour library. It is a very neat building.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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47 attraction reviews
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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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94 reviews 94 reviews
34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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