The Rosenbach

2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Open today until 8:00 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.

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Upcoming Events

Yolanda Wisher's Rent Party at the Rosenbach

Thu, Jan 18, 6:30 P.M.

"Where there is a woman, there is magic." —Ntozake Shange, from Sassafras, Cypress & Indigo Inspired by Jacqueline…

Frankenstein, performed by Going Dark Theatre

Wed, Jan 24, 6:30 P.M.

“A Frankenstein with the Hollywood additions scraped off, one that began in the Arctic wastes, revealed the self-deluded nature of…

Museum Adventures at the Rosenbach

Thu, Jan 25, 10:00 A.M.

Calling all pre-schoolers! Come play with us on the last Thursday morning of every month. We’ll read a story together and then embark on a…

Burns Night at the Rosenbach

Thu, Jan 25, 6:00 P.M.

Celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire, Robert Burns, with an evening of raucous readings, plentiful tipples, traditional Scottish treats, and music.…

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Judge Jed S. Rakoff on Federalist Paper No. 78

Fri, Jan 26, 6:00 P.M.

The Founding Fathers envisioned the judiciary as a check on both the executive and the legislative branches of government. But in practice, the…

One Book Every Young Child Museum Adventure at The Rosenbach

Thu, Apr 26, 10:00 A.M.

Join your children's librarian for a special Museum Adventure at The Rosenbach featuring  My Cousin Momo  by Zachariah Ohora, the…

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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