About AAS

Visiting AAS

The American Antiquarian Society is located at 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Massachusetts. The Society's Goddard-Daniels House is directly across the street at 190 Salisbury Street.

Directions to AAS

Driving directions and public transportation information

Public Tours

Free public tours are given every Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Scholars' Housing

Information on scholars' housing available at AAS.

Using the Library

Librarians at the American Antiquarian Society have been working since 1812 to acquire materials important for the study of American history. Because many of these materials are fragile and irreplaceable, we have established policies and procedures to ensure that these collections will be available for scholarly research for future generations. more ...


Reading Room Hours

Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The library is closed on legal holidays.

Reading Room