We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Peabody Library

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Mount Vernon
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 17 E. Mount Vernon Pl., Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone Number: 410 659 8179
Website
Saturday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 74 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
It's a gorgeous building

If you like libraries, you absolutely must stop in and see the Peabody Library. It's a wonderful building, a treasure that I don't think many people really appreciate. Stop in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
LarryMason
,
Baltimore, MD
Add Photo Write a Review

74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Baltimore, MD
Level Contributor
76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you like libraries, you absolutely must stop in and see the Peabody Library. It's a wonderful building, a treasure that I don't think many people really appreciate. Stop in, sit for a while and soak in the atmosphere. You'll love it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Do not miss this one. Just do not go on Mondays (only the musem part open and the library is closed). Just go and sit for 15 minutes at the library after a small walk around. Very good for the mind...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

if you want to see the most beautiful library space in the state go here, plus it is right across the street from the Washington Monument (the Baltimore one:) and this is what the dance scene from Beauty and the Beast is based on. Many Baltimore weddings are held here!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It is well worth your time to stop in the Peabody Library if you visit Mt. Vernon Square. You don't see this kind of library very often.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Carolina
Level Contributor
173 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

a fantastic hidden gem near the Washington monument. there is a 1/4 scale copy of the ghibherti doors from Florence, fantastic books on music and musicians. a real pleasure stop.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A great place to stop by and take pictures, but be advised you cannot go into the stacks. A wonderful piece of Baltimore history and perfect for pictures. :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ponchatoula, Louisiana
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This historic library was beautiful to walk through. You could just feel the history that was made there over the years. Worth the visit while walking through the Mount Vernon neighborhood buildings.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
66 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Ever wonder where movies find sets that are so authentic and fitting for the scene? Well this is one old scenic that will leave you impressed and saying "I've seen this beautiful interior in some impressive scene before. Definitely worth the visit just for the view

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you've seen the animated "Beauty and the Beast" you'll walk into this library and be transported to the scene when the Beast "gives" his Beauty his glorious library. Available for business receptions and weddings, it's exquisite.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Love the old charm of an old library, especially the smell of old books. Wooden tables and chairs. The old filing system of rolex cards, which kids nowadays don't come across often.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Peabody Library also viewed

 

Been to Peabody Library? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Peabody Library

Address: 17 E. Mount Vernon Pl., Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone Number: 410 659 8179
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Peabody Library and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Peabody Library staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?