The Rosenbach

2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Open today 12:00 p.m. – 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

  • Fri., Mar. 30 : Closed Good Friday
  • Sun., Apr. 1 : Closed Easter
  • Wed., Apr. 18 : Closed Professional Development Staff Meeting
  • Mon., May. 28 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Wed., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
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Upcoming Events

Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group: Julius Caesar

Sat, Mar 3, 1:00 P.M.

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

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Emily Bazelon on Federalist Paper No. 83

Tue, Mar 6, 6:00 P.M.

Federalist Paper No. 83 and Trial by Jury The Framers loved juries. They put the right to trial by jury into the Constitution because…

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Daniel De Simone

Wed, Mar 7, 6:00 P.M.

The Folger Shakespeare Library, founded on the collection of Henry Clay Folger, and the Lessing J. Rosenwald collection of the Library of Congress…

Bibliococktails: Austen vs. Brontë

Fri, Mar 9, 6:00 P.M.

Bibliococktails The Bibliococktails series celebrates great literature and great libations. Held almost every second Friday, programs…

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Flash Focus

Thu, Mar 15, 6:00 P.M.

In this era of information overload, there’s no such thing as a slow news day. On select dates, we’ll feature a panel of local experts…

Singing the Bay Psalm Book

Wed, Mar 21, 6:00 P.M.

The Whole Booke of Psalmes, also known as The Bay Psalm Book, is the first book printed in North America. Only eleven copies of it are known…

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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