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Address : 10 ½ Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108

Timings : Monday to Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Entry Fee : Admission to the First Floor (including the Calderwood Gallery):
Adults (ages 13 and up): USD 10
Students and Military: USD 8
EBT Card to Culture: USD 2
Children (ages 12 and under): Free
Boston Athenæum Members: Free

Full Building Admission:
Day Pass: USD 40

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Boston Athenæum, Boston Overview

Boston Athenæum is located at Beacon Street in Boston, Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest independent libraries in the US. It is known for its massive collection of over 600,000 which keeps circulating. Boston Athenæum houses gems like a part of US President George Washington’s library collection, a first edition copy of Audubon's The Birds of America, among many others.

Its collection can leave anyone gaping as its diversity ranges from history, geography, literature, and arts. Not only this, the library has rare manuscripts and books collection like the Danforth Alchemy Collection. With the mission to impart knowledge and make it easily accessible, the library also has a digital collection. It is a membership library requiring an annual fee; however, the visitors are welcome to view the collection.

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