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Peabody Library

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Jaw Dropping

Pictures do not do this venue justice. It is jaw dropping gorgeous with so many nooks and crannies... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Westminster, Maryland
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What a stunning building. We just sat there for an hour time and enjoy the beautiful library hall... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Leipzig, Germany
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17 E Mount Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202-2308
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pictures do not do this venue justice. It is jaw dropping gorgeous with so many nooks and crannies with many old books to lose yourself in.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank lisam0518
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a stunning building. We just sat there for an hour time and enjoy the beautiful library hall. Free entry.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JasonMichaelJones
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Only one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, not just in the city of Baltimore or in the U.S. Nothing outside prepares you for what you'll see on the inside. In addition to the spectacular library, also be sure to see the grand...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

If you’re lucky you can sit down and absorb the silence of all the books. Look closely and discover the nuggets.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank heyrobinson4
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

The historic George Peabody Library is breathtakingly beautiful! The current map exhibit (through mid March 2019) contains fascinating maps of early Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay area. A must see!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 2 November 2018

It was a wonderful building from the outside. We got to the lobby and was turned back because on weekend nights they have fundraisers and Galas. It closes early for these events. It's free. Call to see if you can get in the Library.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hazel007_12
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Upon entering you'll stop in your tracks to gaze up at the multi level of stacks. And you can go up to each of them. Take your time and read he various titles. You may even take a book to a table to read. This...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

This library is gorgeous! They have free Peabody music performances in the main area sometimes, I highly suggest attending one. But go early if you do, the space fills up fast and you will get turned away. Amazing experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BeccaC518
Reviewed 3 October 2018

For lovers of architechture and books, this attraction is free and easy to access, as the Charm City Circulator (free bus) drops you right at the corner near the Washington Monument. This is a lovely historic area to visit, and if you time it right,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Carla1992
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We stopped by due to it being a famous library. Very historic with lots of old books. Very cool seeing it in person. The upper floors are off limits to public. Some neat history just outside the entrance.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TexasCouple_24
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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 TLMatino | Reviewed this property |
The public can go in but you cannot go upstairs. The hours are listed on their website or above.