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Peabody Library

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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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Breathtaking beauty

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

What a fun place to visit...take the time to walk up St. Charles Street and see this beautiful library building!

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Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

...it is a realization only possible in other times, when a visionary patron of the arts possessed huge sums. Now come and see this architectural spectacle understand that it is a "unique" at least impossible to redo costs, skills of the workforce, availability of materials and - not last- the interest of the people to emancipate themselves (which today with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Wow...what a place for a wedding! With the stacks as a backdrop, this library is the perfect place for an intellectual couple to tie the knot. I loved everything about this venue from the cocktail room, the "church" service and banquet hall, and even the photo area by the staircase. Natural light poured in, illuminating the wedding party.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

This library is soaring with a lovely glass skylight, beautiful iron railings and columns that go to the roof. The area before the library has a very interesting description of Peabody and his life as well as quite fascinating examples of books found in the collection. It's right across the street from the Walters Art Museum and is well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

The Peabody is definitely worth a look-see whenever you are in the Mt. Vernon area--transporting you back in time Old Baltimore's Glory Days. The amazing open library with its six balconies of books is topped by a fabulous skylight and surrounded by columns and gold-leaf. You may catch sounds of music from the world-renowned Peabody Conservatory or Peabody Prep surrounding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We decided to check out the library before heading over to the main campus. I was pleasantly surprised by the location of the building in historic mount vernon. The library itself is amazing and totally worth a look. It is a good half day trip. We then walked around the surrounding areas and ate at one of the many ethic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We walked in and while standing next to the card catalog (my 15 year old son was completely perplexed by such a thing!) and you can imagine the Ghostbusters scene where the cards all come flying out of the cabinet. A truly beautiful place with amazing looking old books. Worthy of a quick stop and perhaps there will be a... More 

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