The Rosenbach

2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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

  • Tue., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
  • Mon., Sep. 4 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 9 : Closed Columbus Day
  • Sat., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 23 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
View all holiday closings

Photo of The Rosenbach


  • Street parking (metered)


Get Directions

Upcoming Events

Sherlock Holmes Game Night

Wed, Jul 12, 6:00 P.M.

The game is afoot at the Rosenbach—literally. Join us this summer to play the sleuth with a selection of board games, card games, and…

Bibliococktails: The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Fri, Jul 14, 7:00 P.M.

Edgar Allan Poe invented the detective story and the clever protagonist C. Auguste Dupin before the word "detective" had even been…

Mystery Author Panel

Wed, Jul 19, 6:00 P.M.

Three Philadelphia-based authors of detective and crime fiction join the Rosenbach for a panel discussion on the craft of writing mysteries. Merry…

Hedgerow Theatre Radio Mysteries

Tue, Jul 25, 6:00 P.M.

With minimal staging, the talented Hedgerow Theatre Company brings classic radio mystery plays to life with the power of the human voice…

Sherlock Holmes Game Night

Wed, Aug 2, 6:00 P.M.

The game is afoot at the Rosenbach-literally. Join us this summer to play the sleuth with a selection of board games, card games, and role-playing…

Bibliococktails: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Fri, Aug 11, 7:00 P.M.

Beat the dog days of summer with the most famous canine in crime fiction (sorry, Scooby). With a discussion of this puzzling prequel and a…

View all events


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


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