We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Peabody Library

17 E Mount Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202-2308
+1 410-659-8179
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Corporate event

Interesting staff, at a recent corporate event here we enjoyed looking at many old books and had... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Linda62410
,
Balt MD
via mobile
Incredible building and collection!

If you have a chance to see the rare books room, don't miss it! A great stop on the walking tour of... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Lana_R_00
Read all 172 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
LOCATION
17 E Mount Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202-2308
Mount Vernon
CONTACT
Website
+1 410-659-8179
Write a ReviewReviews (172)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 159 reviews

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Interesting staff, at a recent corporate event here we enjoyed looking at many old books and had someone on staff tell stories about the history behind the library and the book collection. Hard to park here , we did have a let parking for the...More

Thank Linda62410
Reviewed 21 December 2017

If you have a chance to see the rare books room, don't miss it! A great stop on the walking tour of Baltimore. Steps away from the Washington Monument in Baltimore, and the Walter's Art Gallery, also worthy stops!

Thank Lana_R_00
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The library is free to drop in on, and absolutely worth it. The space is so much more gorgeous than photos can possibly convey!

Thank travelinghammitt
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I went to Baltimore to celebrate love and attend one of my best friend's wedding. She showed me her fiance's city and one of the parades was this wonderful Peabody Library, that apparently has two purposes: research library and wedding venue.

Thank Cristina P
Reviewed 16 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.

Thank BarbTrz
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.

Thank Sara_sakflva
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
PreviousNext
12345616
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 67 hotels in Baltimore
Hotel Revival
981 reviews
.18 km away
Midtown Inn
154 reviews
.19 km away
Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown
546 reviews
.26 km away
Home2 Suites by Hilton Baltimore Downtown
933 reviews
.39 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Helmand
543 reviews
.25 km away
Tio Pepe Restaurant
376 reviews
.22 km away
Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats
68 reviews
.26 km away
Dooby's Coffee
57 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Walters Art Museum
1,257 reviews
.13 km away
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
394 reviews
.33 km away
Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place
190 reviews
.07 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
GailAnglin
18 January 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Hans M | Reviewed this property |
Typically: Closed Sat & Sun Mon - Thur 9-5 Fri 9-3 But always wise to check online.
0
Votes
Jisellewr
17 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
1
Vote
icedkachang
5 February 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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.
0
Votes