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A pleasant surprise

A very modest 'presidential library' by today's standards but a great opportunity to learn the... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Closed at 5 p.m.

On a hot day we looked forward to a quiet respite here in the library. We found comfortable chairs... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Robert F
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Calvin Coolidge's professional career was in Northampton and it is just perfect and fitting that modest Cal has his library inside a municipal library. Forbes library in downtown Northampton has a 2nd floor room[s] filled w treasures from his career. You have to go and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's small, but certainly worth a quick visit if you are in NoHo. Check the hours, though, as they seem to vary.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank robchirico
Reviewed 2 November 2018

I heard of this library/museum recently and since I had been to Northampton a couple years back, I was disappointed in myself that I had visited this place. It is unique in that it is possibly the smallest presidential library and it is located in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 935hhl
Reviewed 26 September 2018

A very modest 'presidential library' by today's standards but a great opportunity to learn the backstory of a lesser known president.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 971reeds
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

On our tour of all the presidential libraries we were not sure what to expect generally but this one took the cake. When we first arrived at the Forbes Library the staff weren’t even sure where it was or when it opened. When we found...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank SkypeDaddy
Reviewed 14 September 2018

On a hot day we looked forward to a quiet respite here in the library. We found comfortable chairs, got out our computers, and began to amuse ourselves when a man came through, ringing a bell. It was ten minutes before five. The library was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert F
wcj27, Manager at Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Thank you for your review. Your review is for the Forbes Library, the public library for the city of Northampton. The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library & Museum is located on one side of the second floor of the public library.

Reviewed 1 July 2018

My wife and I arrived and looked around for the presidential library. We asked someone and they said it was on the second floor of the Forbes Library. We headed up and were looked for it. Had to ask the library tech and was told...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank copticfox35
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

One wall of one room in an ild library in middle of busy campus. Metered parking cheap but not worth the drive. Go to fdr library

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank birdranger248
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Very small 2nd floor of Forbes Library, but plenty of memorabilia and a decent. don't forget your presidental passport for a stamp.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank maggie s
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I returned to Northampton for inspiration and I found it.The granite statue of President Coolidge summarizes his public life.

Date of experience: May 2017
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9 May 2016|
Response from Seth G | Reviewed this property |
The Library and Museum is actually on the second floor of Northampton's Forbes Library ( a block from downtown and across the Street from Smith College). The hours are limited; Mondays 9-5; Tuesdays 1-5; Wednesdays 4-9; and... More