Welcome to the Redwood Library & Athenæum

Hours & Admission


Free Admission 



Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm

Closed Monday

Holiday Closings 2024


New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1

Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 15

Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 19

Good Friday: Friday, March 29

Easter: Sunday, March 31

Memorial Day: Monday, May 27

Juneteenth: Wednesday, June 19

Independence Day: Thursday, July 4

Victory Day: Monday, August 12

Labor Day: Monday, September 2

Columbus Day: Monday, October 14

Veterans Day: Monday, November 11

Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 28 &

Friday, November 29

Christmas Eve: Tuesday, December 24

Christmas: Wednesday, December 25

New Year’s Eve: Tuesday, December 31

New Year’s Day: Wednesday, January 1, 2025



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