The oldest lending library in America
Redwood Library & Athenaeum, founded in 1747, is America's oldest lending library. It is also the oldest library that has been in continuous use in the nation. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962.
This institution was established by Abraham Redwood during the 18th Century, while America was still a colony of Great Britain. It was Rhode Island's first library, and famed architect Peter Harrison's first major commission.
This place is more than just a library. It is a mini-museum and a treasured part of the history of Newport, Rhode Island and the nation.
Newport, RI 02840
If you're looking for things to do in Newport, this is one site you shouldn't miss!
Return from Redwood Library to Newport RI Attractions
Return from Redwood Library to Newport Discovery Guide home page
New! CommentsHave your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.