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Only one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, not just in the city of Baltimore or in the U.S. Nothing outside prepares you for what you'll see on the inside. In addition to the spectacular library, also be sure to see the grand...More
It was a wonderful building from the outside. We got to the lobby and was turned back because on weekend nights they have fundraisers and Galas. It closes early for these events. It's free. Call to see if you can get in the Library.
Upon entering you'll stop in your tracks to gaze up at the multi level of stacks. And you can go up to each of them. Take your time and read he various titles. You may even take a book to a table to read. This...More
This library is gorgeous! They have free Peabody music performances in the main area sometimes, I highly suggest attending one. But go early if you do, the space fills up fast and you will get turned away. Amazing experience.
For lovers of architechture and books, this attraction is free and easy to access, as the Charm City Circulator (free bus) drops you right at the corner near the Washington Monument. This is a lovely historic area to visit, and if you time it right,...More
We stopped by due to it being a famous library. Very historic with lots of old books. Very cool seeing it in person. The upper floors are off limits to public. Some neat history just outside the entrance.
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There are librarians there. Perhaps if you call ahead and ask for a special tour - you may get it. Otherwise, you are indeed restricted to the first floor. It is a real shame. But as everyone has said - it is truly... More
There are librarians there. Perhaps if you call ahead and ask for a special tour - you may get it. Otherwise, you are indeed restricted to the first floor. It is a real shame. But as everyone has said - it is truly worth seeing - even if restricted to the first floor. Also, there is an interesting display of books and historical information in a room just prior to entering the library. That was worth time to look at the displays and drawings. It was fascinating to learn who Peabody was and his donation of the funds to build the library. It is truly an important look into Baltimore's history. Do call ahead to the librarians - or curators - they office in the library every day. Perhaps they will bless you with a visit upstairs. Its worth a try.