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Peabody Library

17 E Mount Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202-2308
+1 410-659-8179
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Old school!

Stopped in to check out the historic Peabody Library. Not a computer in sight, old card catalog... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
924lesaw
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Texas
Amazing place (under renovation)

This is a very special place, and somewhere I have been wanting to see for a very long time. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carl B
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Washington, DC
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17 E Mount Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202-2308
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"book collection"
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"amazing architecture"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped in to check out the historic Peabody Library. Not a computer in sight, old card catalog, stately furniture. Free to see, sat there for a while to soak it in and relax.

Thank 924lesaw
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very special place, and somewhere I have been wanting to see for a very long time. We visited while there were renovations going on. It was still amazing, but with the noise and dust, it was not particularly a place that was...More

Thank Carl B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a book lover this is a must-see -- the library is stunning. Yes, you can only access the first floor, but there were plenty of books to see -- plus an old card catalogue (fun to look through). There is an outer room...More

Thank Jim A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The George Peabody Library is absolutely stunning!!!! If you are a lover of books, you will fall in love with the balcony's filled with all type of books!

Thank pastytravels
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the library as I had learnt of the amazing architecture of the space. I was not disappointed. I happened to go on a day where there was a book reading taking place, so not only did I have the opportunity to admire the...More

Thank ElleRoundTheWorld
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

One of the most beautiful libraries I've ever seen! Worth a visit even if they're not displaying any noteworthy books. Nice to visit before or after a performance by Peabody students/staff.

Thank Patti G
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This is one of the most gorgeous libraries you'll ever walk into. It's just really special and to be surrounded by books that are so old and so interesting is just a treat. It's a pity you cannot leave the ground floor and there's no-one...More

Thank Queen14259
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

What a nice, refreshing place to visit. The staff was exceptional, very helpful. The atmosphere was great. And the history in the building was fascinating

Thank carolmissy66
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Interesting staff, at a recent corporate event here we enjoyed looking at many old books and had someone on staff tell stories about the history behind the library and the book collection. Hard to park here , we did have a let parking for the...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

If you have a chance to see the rare books room, don't miss it! A great stop on the walking tour of Baltimore. Steps away from the Washington Monument in Baltimore, and the Walter's Art Gallery, also worthy stops!

Thank Lana_R_00
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GailAnglin
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.
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Jisellewr
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
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cake-and-pie-eater
5 February 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.
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