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22 - The George Peabody Library

17 E Mt Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Construction Date:1878
Architect:Edmund G. Lind (1878); Ziger/Snead Architects (2017)
More Historical Info via Baltimore Heritage


Visitor Experience

Self-guided tours throughout the day. Handouts with information on library architecture and collection will be provided upon arrival.

Limited Hours: 10 AM – 1 PM


The iconic George Peabody Library was designed by architect Edmund G. Lind in collaboration with the first provost, Dr. Nathaniel H. Morison. Renowned for its striking architectural interior, the Peabody Stack Room contains five tiers of ornamental cast-iron balconies that rise dramatically towards the skylight. Begun in 1860, the library collection now contains more than 300,000 volumes, largely from the 18th and 19th centuries. It is consistently ranked among the world’s most beautiful libraries.