Welcome to the Redwood Library & Athenæum

Hours & Admission

Free Admission in celebration of the 275th Anniversary



Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm

Closed Monday

Holiday Closings 2023


New Year’s Day: Sunday, January 1 & Monday, January 2nd

Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 16

Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 20

Good Friday: Friday, April 7

Easter: Sunday, April 9

Memorial Day: Monday, May 29

Juneteenth: Monday, June 19

Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4

Victory Day: Monday, August 14

Labor Day: Monday, September 4

Columbus Day: Monday, October 9

Veterans Day: Friday, November 10

Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 23 &

Friday, November 24

Christmas Eve: Sunday, December 24

Christmas: Monday, December 25

New Year’s Eve: Sunday, December 31

New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1, 2024



Audio Tour
The Redwood Library & Athenæum offers a 20 minute self-guided audio tour, or simply click through the tabs below to read about the history and portraiture of each room.

Group Tours

Group Tours are available by reservation. To accommodate the interests of specific groups, tours can be tailored to focus on various aspects of the library, such as art, literature, history, architecture, and special collections. Please contact 401-847-0295 or at for reservations and fee information.


The Redwood is located at 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island.

The Entrance is on Redwood Street with a small parking lot for members and visitors directly across the street. Parking is also available on surrounding streets. Click Here for a full parking guide for Newport.


By request.

Please email