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Sanford Blackinton Mansion, North Adams Public Library

74 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247-4168
+1 413-662-3133
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great library

Great historical building with a new addition that blends in with the character of the museum... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Beverly W
Storehouse of local history

The city of North Adams' public library is in a beautifully restored mansion, the former home of... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Nnie V
Providence, Rhode Island
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A full service, CWMARS library with expanded loaning and great web resources .... your gateway to learning.
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  • Average7%
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74 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247-4168
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Great historical building with a new addition that blends in with the character of the museum. great children's department and activities. offers something for everyone.

Thank Beverly W
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The city of North Adams' public library is in a beautifully restored mansion, the former home of one of the city's mill owners. It is a quiet place, appropriate for a library, with a fairly small collection of books but a lively schedule of programs....More

Thank Nnie V
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This is an interesting place to visit and free. The librarians were knowledgeable about the house. Probably only need about a half hour here as a tourist. Visited January 2016.

Thank A3735SSkatieh
Reviewed 23 August 2016

While visiting my old home town my sister took me on a tour of the Blackinton Mansion which is the town library. I hadn't been there since maybe the 3rd grade.....over 40 years ago. It has recently been totally redone beautifully, preserving the old while...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This former family mansion, now a public library, offers a decor seen in grand old hotels but offers the necessary modern technology for readers and researchers. Built with exquisite details in 1865-67 for Sanford Blackinton, who made his fortune providing woolen cloth for Civil War...More

1  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I've been going to this library for years with my daughters, and there's a great selection of books, movies (VHS and DVD) and activities (when my children were younger there was a reading & coloring program.) There are often special activities such as pajama movie...More

1  Thank C L
Reviewed 14 January 2016

This building alone has such an amazing history and the architecture is beautiful. The building did have some work to it but they tried to keep it looking like it would in the year it was originally built. They did an amazing job. The library...More

Thank kkdesigns3
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Feels like walking into a museum - it is quite big - lots of nice places to sit and read - details from the house are still there, paintings, etc., very welcoming and historic building - kid section is large - worth a visit:)

Thank Dainty70
Lib D, Manager at Sanford Blackinton Mansion, North Adams Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2015

We are so pleased to be listed on Trip Advisor. A new brochure about the mansion is at the printer now and we are planning on adding Saturday tours in the Fall.

Reviewed 13 June 2015

The North Adams Public Library is one of the best and most unique in the United States. If you have a free moment, be sure to check it out. The library's architecture is an amazing piece of art!

1  Thank Geo J
Reviewed 6 June 2015

The Blackington mansion is beautiful. I am so happy it is the town library. Staff is super. It's like walking back in time.

1  Thank Jim D
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