Providence Public Library Now Offering Public Tours

Take an historic/architectural tour of Providence Public Library on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month beginning August 6.
Posted 7/12/13
Event Dates
Tuesday from Tuesday, August 6, 2013 through Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Event Location
Providence Public Library
225 Washington Street
Providence, RI
Tonia Mason,
Additional Info
10:30 am; 1st & 3rd
Tuesdays of each

Free Historic/Architectural Tours Begin August 6

– Providence Public Library will offer guided architectural tours of its historic library building beginning on Tuesday, August 6. The free tours will be held on the first and third Tuesday of each month beginning at 10:30 AM from 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.

According the Communications Director Tonia Mason, “By restoring the building’s original spaces and making them available for community use, the Library is honoring and renewing the spirit of our unique and historic building so it continues to inspire and uplift those seeking opportunities for lifelong learning and to gather with community.”

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.

Group tours outside of these days/times are also possible. To schedule a special group tour, please contact Tonia Mason at 401.455.8090 or You may also access the Library’s annotated online tour at (Library Tour).

In addition, the Library encourages visitors during its regular open hours*. Please come to the Library’s main 150 Empire Street entrance:

Monday & Thursday 12:30 – 8:30 pm

Tuesday 9:30 – 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

* Subject to change

Enriching minds and lives, Providence Public Library inspires lifelong education and fosters personal fulfillment and enhanced quality of life for an informed, enlightened and engaged citizenry.

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