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Peabody Library

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A Magnificent Jewel

Only one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, not just in the city of Baltimore or in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lisa S
Baltimore, Maryland
Beyond words!

If you’re lucky you can sit down and absorb the silence of all the books. Look closely and discover... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re lucky you can sit down and absorb the silence of all the books. Look closely and discover the nuggets.

Thank heyrobinson4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The historic George Peabody Library is breathtakingly beautiful! The current map exhibit (through mid March 2019) contains fascinating maps of early Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay area. A must see!

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Hazel007_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

1  Thank BeccaC518
Reviewed October 3, 2018

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

1  Thank Carla1992
Reviewed September 6, 2018

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.

Thank TexasCouple_24
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Our daughter shared this place, a library she discovered as a local art student. The quiet, the natural light, and the towering shelves of books make you want to stay for hours.

1  Thank Jamie H
Reviewed August 18, 2018

A lot of émotion Boeing close to those Old books. Some are before 1501 (incunables). Get in and have a look.

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January 17, 2016|
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Response from Hans M | Reviewed this property |
Typically: Closed Sat & Sun Mon - Thur 9-5 Fri 9-3 But always wise to check online.
March 16, 2015|
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Response from Cynthia F | Reviewed this property |
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
February 4, 2015|
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Response from TLMatino | Reviewed this property |
The public can go in but you cannot go upstairs. The hours are listed on their website or above.