Join a Boston Athenæum docent for an hour-long tour focused on the history of the Athenæum, its iconic building, and its special collections.
Tours are limited in size and often sell out. We recommend booking a month in advance, especially for Sundays.
Call Circulation at 617-227-0270, ext. 221 to register.
The Athenæum's five galleried floors overlook the peaceful Granary Burying Ground, and, as Gamaliel Bradford wrote in 1931, "it is safe to say that [no library] anywhere has more an atmosphere of its own, that none is more conducive to intellectual aspiration and spiritual peace." The building was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1966.