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Family Tours

Family ToursThe Children’s Library offers tours of the Boston Athenæum for school-aged children and their families by appointment. Want to take in the dramatic view from the top of the spiral staircase, try out the moveable compact shelving in the basement, and go back in time in the Drum Stack with its glass floors? You may even hear a ghost story along the way!

Family Tours are for Athenæum members and attendance is limited. Reservations are required. Please call Visitor Services at 617-720-7612 to make your reservation.

Group Tours for School and Youth Groups

The Athenæum happily schedules private tours for groups of 5 to 20 people with a minimum of two weeks’ notice. To schedule a group tour or to inquire about our rates and opportunities for school groups, please contact Hannah Weisman, Director of Education, at or 617-720-7617.