The Rosenbach

2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Closed Today
Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures

  • Mon., Sep. 5 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 10 : Closed Indigenous People Day
  • Fri., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 24 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
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Upcoming Events

The Duties of the Tea Table: Exploring the History and Culture of Tea at The Rosenbach | Behind the Bookcase (in-person)

Thu, August 11, 2022 6:00 P.M.

Tea is a beloved beverage with a complex and fascinating history closely linked to the birth of the United States as an independent nation. Using historic, handwritten documents and beautiful…

The Artistry and Industry of Bookmaking | Behind the Bookcase (in-person)

Thu, August 25, 2022 6:00 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 books in The Rosenbach collection, their…

Mexico: Race and Revolution in the Borderlands | Behind the Bookcase (in-person)

Thu, September 8, 2022 6:00 P.M.

The border between Mexico and the United States has been at the heart of trade, politics, art, and spirituality for centuries. This tour will highlight The Rosenbach’s collections from…

Macbeth | Shakespeare Read Aloud (in-person)

Sat, October 1, 2022 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 Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is…


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