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Providence Athenaeum, Providence

4.8
#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Providence
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Library
In 1836, The Providence Library Company (founded 1753), merged with The Athenaeum (founded 1831). This combined institution relocated to its current location in 1838, and ammeded its charter so as to be renamed The Providence Athenaeum in 1850. It remains an independent, member-supported library open to the public.

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  • Our family of four loved this museum, it had an incredible variety, was just the perfect size to keep the kids entertained and the exhibits were incredible. Highly recommend.  more »
  • I highly recommend you pop by- it's by everything in Providence and won't take up too much of your time. When I was there, there were students studying everywhere so we crept about quietly for a few.....  more »
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  • A really cool working library...reminds me a little of the library at Trinity College. Definitely a great place to stop over and browse while in the area.
  • FREE library that holds old intellectual books from various authors. Very quiet good place to study and wifi is free. However no food or drinks are allowed.

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