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Peabody Library

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A trip back in time

For lovers of architechture and books, this attraction is free and easy to access, as the Charm... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carla1992
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Windsor, Canada
Cool Library

We stopped by due to it being a famous library. Very historic with lots of old books. Very cool... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
TexasCouple_24
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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.

Thank TexasCouple_24
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Our daughter shared this place, a library she discovered as a local art student. The quiet, the natural light, and the towering shelves of books make you want to stay for hours.

1  Thank Jamie H
Reviewed 19 August 2018

A lot of émotion Boeing close to those Old books. Some are before 1501 (incunables). Get in and have a look.

Thank henridocte
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This is one of the most architecturally beautiful library I have ever visited and I have visited some very old libraries in Europe. I highly recommend you just pop in. They also have Music in the Stacks if you can catch that.

Thank biarritzblue
Reviewed 17 August 2018

It is a beautiful collection of books -- and so rare in this day of digital libraries. Worth a visit.

Thank William M
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This is a lovely library and something to see! The library looks exactly as it does on the picture. It's really a Baltimore monument in lovely Mt. Vernon area of town and a must see!

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This place is by far a breathtaking building. It is classy, sophisticated, and elegant, just to name a few.

2  Thank Buggsey99
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

I live in Baltimore and only recently wandered into this treasure. pictures dont capture it. Go see it. And talk to the staff. They are a wealth of knowledge about its history and how its used today.

Thank Nakeia D
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

My sister recommended the library to me. It’s every book lover and English teacher’s dream come true!!! Absolutely beautiful

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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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