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Peabody Library

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Neighbourhood: Mount Vernon
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Address: 17 E Mount Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202-2308
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+1 410-659-8179
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun 10:00 - 13:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 15:00

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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 the last time you saw a wooden card cataloge? We spentan hourm and a half... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 you are in Baltimore.

Thank zonajane46
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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
Baltimore, Maryland
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 to the upper levels were off-limits to the public but if you're in the Mt... More 

Thank pyrewoman
jacksonville, fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 is the main reason to visit.

Thank smileyblueyes
Bruges, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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
Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
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 least for the library and exhibit.

Thank Sheryl B
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
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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
Charleston SC
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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 near the Walters Museum and a very good walking area.

Thank george579

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