Redwood Library and Athenaeum
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.
“If you are coming to Newport to relax and particularly if it’s a romantic visit, this is a must but book in advance.”
“Where we get all Chaton's linens done right... and they have pick up and delivery service to the boat, too!”
“You will stroll through beautiful Frederick Law Olmstead gardens on your way there and see pictures, posters and documents that contain the wort of famous artists and illustrators.”