George Peabody Library, Baltimore

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The George Peabody Library, formerly known as the Library of the Peabody Institute, is the 19th-century focused research library of The Johns Hopkins University. It is located on the Peabody campus at West Mount Vernon Place in the Mount Vernon-Belvedere historic cultural neighborhood north of downtown Baltimore, Maryland, across from the landmark Washington Monument. The collections are available for use by the general public, in keeping with the famous Baltimorean merchant/banker/financier/philanthropist George Peabody's goal to create a library "for the free use of all persons who desire to consult it."
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  • The library is free to drop in on, and absolutely worth it. The space is so much more gorgeous than photos can possibly convey!  more »
  • 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 pur...  more »
  • This is a wonderful place to spend an hour or two just because of the architecture. As a wedding venue it was stunning.  more »
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  • Built in 1870s, this library is amazing place for any book lover. With collection of little over 300 thousands volumes, when one enter in the main reading room, one can sense the fragrance of books. The architecture of the library is unique and it amazes the senses when one actually witnesses the main reading room. Library is very well preserved by the staff and staff is very nice and respectful. George Peabody Library is located near Washington monument and Emmanuel Episcopal Church which adds beauty to that place. A must visit place whenever you visit the Baltimore, MD. I enjoyed my visit very much.
  • Worth a quick stop in to see why everyone snaps a picture. There's also a small exhibit space just inside that curates some of the cool stuff the library has collected over the years. If you're already in the area, check it out! Great rest from the heat on a muggy Baltimore summer day.
  • Sitting at a long wooden table surrounded by old books makes this a great place to write
  • This is one of the great architectal and intellectual spaces of the world. Walk back in time in the architecture and look at one of their incredible manuscripts. It's all free as well!
  • Worth checking out.

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