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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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Unique sight to see while in Mt. Vernon

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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179 reviews 179 reviews
74 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
92 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
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 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
43 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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