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Peabody Library

17 E Mount Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202-2308
+1 410-659-8179
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Stunning small old library

We visited this library by accident. Not sure if it's because we didn't have any expectation, we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kang J
Pilgrimage for Bibliophiles

Very limited hours and also limited access to the bookshelves (for good reason). But still a must... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 E Mount Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202-2308
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+1 410-659-8179
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this library by accident. Not sure if it's because we didn't have any expectation, we just love it! It's very old-fashioned and a little unreal - we almost thought that we ran into the world of Harry Potter. Visit this place if you...More

Thank Kang J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very limited hours and also limited access to the bookshelves (for good reason). But still a must for anyone who is obsessed with books and/or libraries. Also, if you are really into the history of crests or other nonsense british royalty crap, this is totally...More

Thank MSPXelaforNow
Reviewed 8 August 2017

You can drive past the library, turn the corner, park in a garage, and wend you way to the library. It may have the most beautiful interior of any building I've ever seen. Classic old time architecture that they don't do anymore. Instead they use...More

Thank HDS1
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This is an iconic place in downtown Baltimore that is perfect for a function. We had drinks and hors d'oeuvres in the Exhibition Gallery. Our dinner was on the main floor of the five story Peabody Library. It would be a great place to visit...More

Thank sej60
Reviewed 19 July 2017

When you walk inside this other worldly space will take your breath away! Once inside take your time and look over the thousands of books in this gorgeous setting. It is locate near the Walters Museum and Washington Monument and some great restaurants.

Thank catherinejane_2014
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you're in or around Baltimore, DO NOT SKIP THIS PLACE. I can not believe that this place is real, and you'd be seriously hard pressed to find a better thing to do for free on the planet. Do you like books? Yes/No - Doesn't...More

2  Thank Oldeyeller
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

When I say quick, I mean quick. You can't go up to the other floors. The only thing you can really do it take a few quick photos. We spent less than 10 minutes here. It is beautiful and as a book lover I really...More

1  Thank rosehay2
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Walking into this library was just like the scene in Beauty and the Beast when Beast gives Belle his library. It is so worth the time to go step inside. Even my 13 and 9 year olds were impressed! It's right off MT. Vernon square...More

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

You woun't belive the bueaty of this huge library. Lots of detail in this old building. When was the last time you saw a wooden card cataloge? We spentan hourm and a half touring and really enjoyed our selves. Very impressive Don't miss this if...More

Thank zonajane46
Reviewed 7 May 2017

A most impressive building and library and even in still use. If you get a chance stop in. The are is also very impressive

Thank drudol
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18 January 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.
17 March 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
5 February 2015|
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Response from Cynthia F | Reviewed this property |
Anyone from the public may visit the library. I would say google the library for the website and check the hours. If you can't find the hours on their website, just call them. - Ah, here I googled it for you... More