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.
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.