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Providence Athenaeum
Providence Athenaeum

Providence Athenaeum

9.77 reviews
Sights and Museums, Landmark, Library, Art Gallery
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  • 8.1
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  • 7.0
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251 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02903
401-421-6970
http://www.providenceathenaeum.org/
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New York City

Our little girl loves books and really enjoyed prancing around the Victorian library stacks before settling down to look at books at the sizable children's section.

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The San Francisco Bay Area

This is the 4th oldest library in New England and the 7th oldest in the country. Edgar Allan Poe frequented the library and courted Sarah Helen Whitman here, a poet, who also regularly visited this library. It's full of charm and history. It's free to visit (donations are welcome); be sure to do the self guided tour through the library to learn additional interesting facts.

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This is the coolest little library in the world, and one of the oldest in the US. They have great, quirky events here regularly. A must-see spot in Providence, especially if you can attend a concert, performance, or reading here.

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East Providence

A special kind of library in a special city!

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