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Hours & Admission

Red doors of 10 1/2

Step through the red doors at 10½ Beacon Street to discover one of Boston’s most enduring, treasured cultural institutions.

Explore the library's first floor to see highlights from the collections, take a tour with a docent to learn about our history and holdings, or come in for one of the thought-provoking events we host every week.

However you choose to experience the Athenæum, we strive to offer a warm welcome, along with an invitation to return.

 

Public Hours

Tuesdays 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday to Saturday  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 

Member Hours

Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 

The Gordon Newspaper Room opens at 8:30 a.m. on weekdays

 
Visit the "Lists of Closings" page for the days the building will be closed.
 
Adults (ages 13 and up) $10
Students and Military $8
Children (ages 12 and under) Free
Boston Athenæum Members Free
 
Please visit the “Take a Tour” page for pricing information for tours and talks or individual calendar listings for pricing information for events.