Redwood Library and Athenaeum

The Redwood Library and Athenæum, chartered in 1747, is a National Historic Landmark and the first public Neo-Classical building in America. Open daily to the public, the Redwood is a membership library and the oldest lending library in the country. It features a portrait gallery and changing exhibitions and presents a varied program of lectures, symposia, music, film, children’s activities, and special events.