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

  • Mon., May. 27 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Thu., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
  • Mon., Sep. 2 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 14 : Closed Columbus Day
  • Mon., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
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  • Street parking (metered)

Upcoming Events

Singing Whitman: Songs from the Drinker Collection with Craft Works Music

Thu, May 30, 6:00 P.M.

Working in conjunction with the Free Library of Philadelphia’s archives, Craft Works Music, in partnership with the Rosenbach Museum,…

Hands-On Tour: Shakespeare the Poet

Fri, May 31, 3:00 P.M.

Shakespeare’s youthful narrative poems made his reputation as a writer; his sonnets continue to bewitch and bewilder readers, and the poems…

Hands-On Tour: 19th Century Gay Lives, or, Love Revealed

Now through Wed, Jun 5, 6:30 P.M.

Bold, cautious, resolved, ambivalent, and sometimes all of the above, gay men of the 19th century strove for authentic identities in art,…

Hands-On Tour: Love Letters

Fri, Jun 7, 3:50 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: James Joyce & Irish Authors

Wed, Jun 12, 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…

Hands-On Tour: 20th Century Lesbian and Gay Lives

Wed, Jun 19, 6:30 P.M.

Discover the hidden histories of 20th century queer luminaries through their writings and artwork–both published and private. From Marlene…

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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