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Peabody Library

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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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Beautiful library full of old books!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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San Francisco
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
77 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Annapolis, Maryland
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174 reviews 174 reviews
94 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I had a friend whose child got married in this fabulous place. It is a historic building, with a wonderful and beautiful book collection, lovely furnishings.....just a charming place.

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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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
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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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