The Rosenbach

2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-732-1600

Open today until 6:00 p.m.

Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures

  • Mon., Sep. 2 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 14 : Closed Columbus Day
  • Mon., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 28 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Wed., Dec. 25 : Closed Christmas Day
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Facilities

  • Street parking (metered)

Upcoming Events

Hands-On Tour: Mary Shelley

Wed, Jul 24, 6:30 P.M.

The young widow who kept her husband’s heart in her desk, the author of the first post-apocalyptic novel (The Last Man) and the immortal…

Hands-On Tour: Shakespeare In Love

Thu, Jul 25, 6:30 P.M.

Lovers abound in the works of Shakespeare. His characters struggle and play and persist, and sometimes die, in pursuit of love.  In this…

Hands-On Tour: Book Art

Fri, Jul 26, 3:00 P.M.

Do you prefer to judge a book by its cover, or does the inside matter more? In this tour of book arts, we’ll take a look at various rare…

Hands-On Tour: Love Letters

Wed, Jul 31, 6:30 P.M.

Join us for this rare peek into some of the most personal and emotional writing in our collections. From the aching yearnings of poet John Keats…

Hands-On Tour: Herman Melville

Thu, Aug 1, 6:30 P.M.

With a warm heart for human nature, a cold eye for the human condition, and prose that would awe a Biblical prophet, Herman Melville was too good…

Hands-On Tour: Early Hebrew Books I

Fri, Aug 2, 3:00 P.M.

Explore the philosophy and history of some of the first books printed in the Hebrew language. Each has its own visual beauty and its own story to…

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About

The Rosenbach became affiliated with the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation in 2013, creating the Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia. This effort brought together two of the world’s preeminent collections of rare books, artifacts, and manuscripts, including Bram Stoker’s notes for Dracula with Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and thus creating one of the greatest collections of rare books, manuscripts, Americana, and artifacts anywhere in the world. This affiliation also created a framework for endless new possibilities of sharing these collections with the public.

The Rosenbach is so named after Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach and his brother Philip, whose personal collections form the heart of the collection today. Both an exhibiting museum and library, the Rosenbach’s mission is to inspire curiosity, inquiry and creativity through exhibitions, programs, and research based on its remarkable collections. 

To learn more, visit rosenbach.org.


Admission

Adults: $10.00
Seniors (ages 65 and older): $8.00
Students and Children: $5.00
Children under 5: Free

Rosenbach Members: Free

Members of AAM, ICOM, and the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Program: Free