Providence Public Library Free Historic Building Tours
Guided Historic/Architectural Tours Offered on First & Third Tuesday Mornings
Beginning its 2018 season on Tuesday, April 3, Providence Public Library will offer free guided architectural tours of its historic library building on every first and third Tuesday of the month at 10:30 AM. Meet at the Library’s grand entrance at 225 Washington Street, Providence.
The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Members of the public are invited to visit and learn about this architectural gem at the heart of our community, along with the Library’s unique and special collections, including the Rhode Island Collection. In addition, the public is invited to schedule personal visits/tours of the Library’s Special and Rhode Island Collections by contacting collections librarians at 401-455-8021 and 401-455-8028, respectively.
In addition, tours are available upon request for groups of four or more. Please contact us at 455-8134 to schedule a tour. Visit & learn about this architectural gem at the heart of our community, as well as our unique Special & Rhode Island Collections. The tour lasts 1 hour or more. If parking, plan accordingly. Parking is available on street and in area lots. The Library also encourages visitors during its regular open hours. Please come to the Library’s main 150 Empire Street entrance:
Monday & Wednesday 12:30 – 8:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 – 5:30 pm
Thursday 12:30 – 5:30 pm
Friday 12:30 – 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 – 2:30 pm
Sunday (mid-Oct.-mid-May) 1:00 – 5:00 pm