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Peabody Library

17 E Mount Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202-2308
+1 410-659-8179
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Beautiful building inside and out.

You woun't belive the bueaty of this huge library. Lots of detail in this old building. When was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Baltimore, Maryland
Architectural gem

A most impressive building and library and even in still use. If you get a chance stop in. The are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
United States
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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 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful institution with magnificent wrought iron grill work in front of all the stacks. It is "jaw dropping". Wonderful collection of books with many rare first additions.

Thank Howbar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place smells like my own personal heaven-old wood floors, old book smell, tier after tier of books and a nice little exhibit outside the main room and the lobby. It's smaller than I expected and for some reason it looked like the stairs going...More

Thank pyrewoman
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

All you need is 1 hour and you will never forget this Peabody library . One of the 20 most beautiful libraries in the world. Volumes are ancient and interesting. Fines paid to King Henry III in 1260? This is the place to see. Architecture...More

Thank smileyblueyes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

So gorgeous!! This is what the ball room in Beauty and the Beast was modeled after. Has original manuscripts and thousands of books.

Thank Cc B
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Must stop in when in Mount Vernon area. The architecture is just beautiful- the details are amazing. Make sure to check out the library to the right of the reception desk. The is no public restroom, so plan for that. Allow a half hour at...More

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 9 March 2017

A beautiful old library. We were lucky enough to see an Edgar Allen Poe exhibit that was on display.

Thank dagmar2004
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Free access, but access is allowed to the Library only. It is located right near historic Mount Vernon! Recommended.

Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The Peabody Library is part of the Peabody Music Institute. The Library has a big room showing the stacks of books and overlooking other Institute buildings. There is a historical museum part with a useful Edgar Allan Poe collection. The Library is in Mt. Vernon...More

Thank george579
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I will be working in Baltimore the first week of April and would like to know the hours of the library. As a librarian I would very much like to experience this gorgeous place. ~Gail Anglin
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.
Can visitors go any further than the first floor? From what I've read, it seems they are restrictions but I'm just confused whether it includes all 5
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
What hours is the Peabody Library open for visitors? Can anyone from the public come in to look? thank you
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