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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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  • 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 love...  more »
  • Walking into this library was just like the scene in Beauty and the Beast when Beast gives Belle his library. It is so worth the time to go step inside. Even my 13 and 9 year olds were impressed! It's...  more »
  • You woun't belive the bueaty of this huge library. Lots of detail in this old building. When was the last time you saw a wooden card cataloge? We spentan hourm and a half touring and really enjoyed ou...  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.