The Rosenbach

Services and hours are subject to change — please call in advance.

2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Open today 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, 5/22 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, 5/23 Closed
Tuesday, 5/24 Closed
Wednesday, 5/25 Closed
Thursday, 5/26 Closed
Friday, 5/27 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. *
Saturday, 5/28 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • * Friday has hour changes – preparation for the Memorial Day holiday
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., May. 30 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Sun., Jun. 19 : Closed Juneteenth
  • Mon., Jun. 20 : Closed Juneteenth (Observed)
  • Mon., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
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Upcoming Events

Rebellious Love: Exploring Queer History, Art, and Literature at The Rosenbach | Behind the Bookcase

Thu, June 23, 2022 6:00 P.M.

For many centuries, Queer people have faced marginalization by mainstream society.  Yet their obstacles have also given them unique perspectives on the human experience, and inspired important contributions to art, literature, politics, and…

Love Surpassing | Bibliococktails in the Rosenbach Garden

Thu, June 30, 2022 6:30 P.M.

oin us for a special evening celebrating Pride Month in our newly renovated garden. Expect fun literary activities, inspired toasts, cocktail demonstrations, and great bookish conversation.     


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