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This is a wonderful place to spend an hour or two just because of the architecture. As a wedding... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Beautiful library with interesting bibliomania exhibit

The library is gorgeous. From the lower level you are enveloped into a vertical teiring of books... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Arlington, VA
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17 E Mount Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202-2308
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is a wonderful place to spend an hour or two just because of the architecture. As a wedding venue it was stunning.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The library is gorgeous. From the lower level you are enveloped into a vertical teiring of books. The architecture and lighting is beautiful. I was there for an event where it was hard to pay attention due to the environment. Would definitely recommend going back.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Beautiful library. I was speechless upon entering. The card catalog smells wonderful. We took some great photos. Looked at some old books. It's fantastic.

1  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We visited this library by accident. Not sure if it's because we didn't have any expectation, we just love it! It's very old-fashioned and a little unreal - we almost thought that we ran into the world of Harry Potter. Visit this place if you...More

2  Thank Kang J
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Very limited hours and also limited access to the bookshelves (for good reason). But still a must for anyone who is obsessed with books and/or libraries. Also, if you are really into the history of crests or other nonsense british royalty crap, this is totally...More

2  Thank MSPXelaforNow
Reviewed 8 August 2017

You can drive past the library, turn the corner, park in a garage, and wend you way to the library. It may have the most beautiful interior of any building I've ever seen. Classic old time architecture that they don't do anymore. Instead they use...More

1  Thank HDS1
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This is an iconic place in downtown Baltimore that is perfect for a function. We had drinks and hors d'oeuvres in the Exhibition Gallery. Our dinner was on the main floor of the five story Peabody Library. It would be a great place to visit...More

Thank sej60
Reviewed 19 July 2017

When you walk inside this other worldly space will take your breath away! Once inside take your time and look over the thousands of books in this gorgeous setting. It is locate near the Walters Museum and Washington Monument and some great restaurants.

2  Thank catherinejane_2014
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you're in or around Baltimore, DO NOT SKIP THIS PLACE. I can not believe that this place is real, and you'd be seriously hard pressed to find a better thing to do for free on the planet. Do you like books? Yes/No - Doesn't...More

3  Thank Oldeyeller
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

When I say quick, I mean quick. You can't go up to the other floors. The only thing you can really do it take a few quick photos. We spent less than 10 minutes here. It is beautiful and as a book lover I really...More

2  Thank rosehay2
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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.