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 to 8 participants and often fill to capacity. We recommend registering a month in advance, especially for weekend tours.
Call Visitor Services at 617-720-7612 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.