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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 3 weeks ago
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 September 14, 2018
Robert F
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed September 16, 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

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Reviewed September 14, 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

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wcj27, Manager at Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 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 July 1, 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

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Reviewed June 18, 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

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Reviewed May 16, 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.

Thank maggie s
Reviewed August 28, 2017

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

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Reviewed August 25, 2017

Saw a mini version years ago when it was, I think, in a small curator's office in the corner. Now they have it in a spacious room on the second floor. It goes through his early years as mayor of Northampton, Gov of Mass, VP...More

1  Thank Bibliotekr
Reviewed August 1, 2017

The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library consists of a single, large room in the Forbes Library (the name of the Northampton public library). Although Coolidge was a native of Vermont he had a law practice in Northampton and spent much of his political career in Massachusetts...More

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed July 5, 2017

The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum is on single room. There is a dearth of artifacts and the experience is somewhat disappointing. We've been to lots of the presidential libraries and this one is low on the what-to-see scale. Interesting, but lacking.

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May 9, 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