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Peabody Library

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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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A wedding to remember

We attended a wedding and reception held in the Peabody museum. The staff was very accommodating and pleasant. The library oozes class. It was a great place to have a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Cape Coral, Florida
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Cape Coral, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We attended a wedding and reception held in the Peabody museum. The staff was very accommodating and pleasant. The library oozes class. It was a great place to have a great wedding.

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london england
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112 reviews 112 reviews
15 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is one of the world's great library buildings and it is a must see if you are in the area, even if you just look in through the door. But if you can, get a guided tour and look at the collections or exhibits as the books which belong in the marvellous room are well worth seeing too. George... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We were here for a wedding... and wow. I was blown away by its beauty. No pictures could adequately capture how gorgeous this library was! I was also impressed that we had a pretty large group upstairs for a wedding and a large symphony performance going on downstairs and neither party would know one another were going on if we... More 

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Washington, DC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a time warp for those who do not know what a great library is. The musical collection is world-class.

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San Francisco
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

When's the last time you used a card catalogue? We enjoyed poking around in it, great place for bibliophiles.

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vancouver, canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is simply one of the most beautiful libraries I have ever seen! Incredible building, amazing architecture, well preserved, with great sense of history. The staff person at the front desk (a student, I believe) was able to give us some background on the structure and its history. We weren't students so weren't allowed to wander into the other areas... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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205 reviews 205 reviews
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Yes, this is the same library used in Sleepless in Seattle! As with many attractions in Baltimore, this is stop along the way, not a destination. That being said, if you are in the area visiting maybe the Walters, jump across the street on weekdays and pop in for a quick visit. Maybe 30 minutes at best. FREE admission. Small... More 

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Baltimore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a gem from Baltimore's golden years. The ironwork of the many terraces opening onto the central gallery is breathtaking. And the glasswork of the sky light is very simple and elegant. It is unfortunate that over the years the black and white marble checkerboard floor has been marred by HVAC or fixtures. The library itself is also a... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's worth walking in through the big oak doors and taking in the five floors of ornate balconies and tile floor. Amazingly enough there were people siting in various portions reading and studying.

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Kensington, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If you have a few minutes, you really ought to stop in and take a look at the library. I couldn't get a photo that would do it justice, but the stacks are quite impressive and the spiral staircase nearby is very cool.

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