Redwood Library and Athenaeum
13 locals recommend ·
Tips from locals
Oldest lending library in America, founded in 1747. It’s a great place to think and read. At the 1747 Store, anything from an old design hardcover to an esoteric history book can be bought for as little as 50 cents.
The Redwood Library and Athenæum is the oldest lending library in America, and the oldest library building in continuous use in the country.
Amazing! And a must see on a rainy day. Redwood Library and Athenæum is the oldest one still housed and operating in its original building. Redwood library was the first major architectural commission of Peter Harrison.
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