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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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Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Only open from 9 to 5 on the weekdays, so it might be hard to get in. Luckily there was a wedding this weekend so we sneaked in

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Arvada, Colorado
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Arvada, Colorado
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Only open from 9 to 5 on the weekdays, so it might be hard to get in. Luckily there was a wedding this weekend so we sneaked in

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baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The library is beautiful. Visually stunning. High ceilings, vestibules and woodwork. Very well maintained. The old books are fascinating with family registries from long ago. It feels like you are on a movie set in old England. It also inspires respect for libraries as institutions of knowledge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

What an amazing building. Great to visit or to come to do some quiet reading or studying. Go during the day and watch how the light changes the way you see the books as the hours pass.

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

WOW is about all that I can say. Wow-I will say it again. Disappointed that I couldn't climb the stairs, or view any other parts of the building.

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San Antonio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A must see! I only wished I could have planned ahead to spend more time or checked their schedule to be able to take in a concert. Loved the historical documents and art on display in the front rooms. The books were mesmerizing. We only visited the first two alcoves and would sit together, excitedly sharing the random book we... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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...

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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!

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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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.

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 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.

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