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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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Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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A must see.

This is one of the loveliest libraries I have ever seen. Do not miss it. In fact, you can bring your work and use the desks there to catch up on office matters. I recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Cynthia F
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is one of the loveliest libraries I have ever seen. Do not miss it. In fact, you can bring your work and use the desks there to catch up on office matters. I recommend bringing your own hot spot for internet connection if you need the internet. You cannot go up to stroll through the books on the other... More 

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Morganton, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The museum (Peabody) was spectacular with all the skeletons especially the dinosaurs. very impressive!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

once again if you like history...you have come to the right city...All of our land marks, museums, parks, inner harbor, resturants, are worth visiting in Baltimore

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Taipei
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It sure is a great relaxing time spent in the library even if you simply admire the architecture, spiral staircase and browsing the books. If nothing else, simply being there and the esthetics is very pleasing.

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The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I love old books and library stacks so stepping in to this place was like visiting a Gothic cathedral in Europe. The smell of old binding, the stained glass.. love it. I was sad to hear you could not go into the stacks. I can absolutely understand that. I wanted to do a little research for a paper I was... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We visited Peabody Library, it's not a traditional library where you can check out books, but there are students studying and old books lining the walls. Downstairs, concerts are held. Sometimes there are free ones as well. Worth a stop, it's one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

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Chicago, Illinois
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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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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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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