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Address: 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401 847 0292
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Tue 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wed 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Description: Dating back to 1750, this is the oldest subscription library in the United...
Dating back to 1750, this is the oldest subscription library in the United States.
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Beautiful architecture and always a special exhibit. Do not miss this site and wish more libraries could be just like ir!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture and always a special exhibit. Do not miss this site and wish more libraries could be just like ir!

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New Canaan, Connecticut, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This historic Newport building is a gem not to be missed. The oldest library in the U.S. still functioning. There is a lot to see inside, and the guided tour is excellent.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This place has the most amazing (and priceless) art on display. Do yourself a favor and make time to stop in here.

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Dickson City, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

exhibit on John Mecray yachting artworks. Great Gilbert Stuart portraits. Self guided tours for a donation or walk around and enjoy. Walls are covered in history. Many antiquarian volumes. Great beech trees surround the property

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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This library oozes history. From the building itself to the art work, the collection and the fact it is open for the public to enjoy is amazing. Serene effect just steps away from the noise of the city.

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RHODE ISLAND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

this great old library is a real gem and has an outstanding selection of new and old book and rare papers as well. a place where you can look at the old,rare,books or get a modern look at books on line. very well taken care of library with many loyal readers. a very good place to go and take out... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Beautiful library with informative and pleasant staff. You can walk around and see the original books in cases as were first displayed.

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Portola Valley, California
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you enjoy American history, this place is worth a short visit. It dates from 1748, is the oldest lending library in continuous use in America, and has historically significant books, paintings, and architecture. On a quiet side street with easy parking. It offers rotating art exhibits, a comfortable reading room, and friendly staff. A hidden gem!

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west hartford,CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As members we do visit often, but not only for the books, but the changing displays and artwork are always amazing. History at eve turn. A unique place to visit, to read a book, listen to a concert, or hear a lecture!

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A must visit for the history buff or bibliophile. Built in 1747. Filled with great art and rare books. A quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of Newport. Daily papers and periodicals available to read in a rarified atmosphere.

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Additional Information about Redwood Library & Athenaeum

Address: 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401 847 0292
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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