The Rosenbach

2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Open today until 5:00 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., Jan. 20 : Closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Mon., Feb. 17 : Closed Presidents' Day
  • Fri., Apr. 10 : Closed Good Friday
  • Sun., Apr. 12 : Closed Easter
  • Mon., May. 25 : Closed Memorial Day
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  • Street parking (metered)

Upcoming Events

Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group: The Merchant of Venice

Sat, Feb 1, 1:00 P.M.

Reading Shakespeare’s plays aloud offers not only a communal way to enjoy these great works but also promotes a deeper understanding of…

Lunchtime Talk With Trapeta B. Mayson | Poetic Musings on Toni Morrison

Tue, Feb 4, 12:30 P.M.

Through original poems and  audience dialogue, 2019–2020 Philadelphia Poet Laureate Trapeta B. Mayson will discuss the of impact of…

Behind the Bookcase | James Joyce and Irish Authors

Thu, Feb 6, 6:30 P.M.

The Rosenbach is home to an incredible collection of works by Irish authors. Along with James Joyce’s handwritten manuscript of his…

Behind the Bookcase | Charles Dickens, the Inimitable Boz

Fri, Feb 7, 3:00 P.M.

Beginning with his early works published under pseudonym “Boz” (he later impishly signed his letters “The Inimitable…

Behind the Bookcase | The Modern Emily Dickinson: the Anti-Belle of Amherst

Sun, Feb 9, 3:00 P.M.

The Belle of Amherst. The vulnerable recluse who lived a life of quiet passion.  The Emily Dickinson of public imagination for a century was…

Pennoni Panels at The Rosenbach | Passing the Torch: Generational Shifts and the Politics of Change

Tue, Feb 11, 6:00 P.M.

During the second night of Democratic debates on June 27, 2019, Kamala Harris demanded Joe R. Biden Jr. “pass the torch” to a younger…

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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. 

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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