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Contact: +1 401 421 6970
Open Hours: Jan to May - Mo to Th from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM,Jan to May - Fr to Sa from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Jan to May - Su from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM,Jun to Sep - Mo to Th from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM,Jun to Sep - Fr from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Jun to Sep - Sa from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM,Sep to Dec - Mo to Th from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM,Sep to Dec - Fr to Sa from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Sep to Dec - Su from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
The Providence Athenaeum is one of America's oldest subscription libraries and cultural centers. According to 19th-century legend, the poet Edgar Allen Poe courted Sarah Whitman in the stacks of this granite Greek Revival structure. Since the original 18th-century construction, additional rooms have been added. In the Rare Book Library exhibitions of local artists and rare books are on display.