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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 21202-2308
Phone Number: 410 659 8179
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Worth a quick tour

I have a soft spot for libraries and old buildings and if you are the same and you enjoy detailed architectural touches and designs this is worth a quick visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have a soft spot for libraries and old buildings and if you are the same and you enjoy detailed architectural touches and designs this is worth a quick visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This library is gorgeous! If you love books and libraries, visit this one and experience this escape from reality.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just walk into the library and see the wrought-iron grill work in the stacks. It is jaw dropping. There is a great collection of books, but just walking in is a treat. Hearing all the rehearsal sounds from the students is part of the atmosphere. While there, go outside to see the Washington monument and go to the free Walters... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its hard to evaluate the scope of this very unique collection. It is obviously one of the most extraordinary literary collections anywhere. Rare books of all kinds inhabit the shelves of this awesome architectural wonder. When you step into the large main room you are transported to a different time and life. Its extremely beautiful and the aesthetics and acoustics... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While this isn't an all day kind of activity, a short walk through of the gorgeous Peabody Library is encouraged when in the Mt. Vernon historical district. The staircase to your right when you come in the doors, spiraling up the Peabody Institute, is worth a look as well. Overall, amazing architecture that you can enjoy in a peaceful and... More 

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This library is breathtakingly lovely and worth a visit. We were there as for an Artscape exhibition in 2015. The treasures they have are amazing but the structure itself is such a wonderful space.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Peabody Library was simply beautiful. The reception was perfect with about 170 guests. Everything that my niece planned was completed without any issues.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

In this library one can find a capsule to the past. It contains really antique books, pensil sharpeners, chairs and desks...a place that invites to read in silente and with deep concentration.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

It is a testament to Baltimore's cultured elite that such a gorgeous library is open to public and for anyone to see/use. As another reviewer mentioned, you can get married here, too, and I would definitely have done so had I lived here when I was young! I also wish I lived in Baltimore so I could visit this library... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

If you go to Baltimore, make sure you don't miss this outstanding library. The building is so beautiful and it's totally breathtaking to step into it. It is even more beautiful than the Long Room Library at Trinity College (and there are no crowds either).

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