Redwood Library & Athenaeum, Newport

#16 of 20 in Historic Sites in Newport
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Library
The Redwood Library and Athenaeum is a subscription library located at 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island. Founded in 1747, it is the oldest community library still occupying its original building in the United States. The original building was designed by Peter Harrison and completed in 1750, and is a National Historic Landmark.
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  • I was really excited to visit this library and even more so when I learned it was within walking distance of the hotel I was staying at. It’s only open a few days a week from, I believe 11am-4pm, so.....  more »
  • The librarian was very resourceful and did a great job providing us with a brief history and answering the questions we had about the space. Admission is free for Ocean State Library card holders...  more »
  • Very good place for you to read and research
  • If you like history, books or anything interesting, check this place out! We were the only ones on the tour, but it was Special. Thanks to the great staff! Unforgettable.

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