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Rosenbach Museum & Library
2008 Delancey Place
Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, Pa 19130
Cross Street: 20th Street
Hours of Operation
Tuesday — Noon - 5:00 pm
Wednesday — Noon - 8:00 pm
Thursday — Noon - 8:00 pm
Friday — Noon - 5:00 pm
Saturday — Noon - 6:00 pm
Sunday — Noon - 6:00 pm

The Rosenbach Museum & Library was founded in 1954 through a testamentary gift by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach (1876-1952) and his brother, Philip (1863-1953). Renowned dealers in books, manuscripts, and fine art, the brothers played a central role in the development of private libraries that later became our nation’s most important public collections of rare books, such as the Folger and Huntington Libraries. The brothers’ own personal collection, now the core of the Rosenbach, features treasures the brothers were unable to part with, including the only surviving copy of Benjamin Franklin’s firstPoor RichardAlmanacand the manuscript of James Joyce’sUlysses. The collection has since grown to include the papers of poet Marianne Moore, Bram Stoker’s notes forDracula, and the drawings of Maurice Sendak, adding richness and relevance to the experience of visiting the Rosenbach.

  • Admission: Adults: $10.00
    Seniors (ages 65 & older): $8.00
    Students & Children: $5.00
    Children under 5: Free
  • Groups: The Rosenbach is an ideal day-trip destination for enthusiasts of literature, art, English, and American history. Our specially-trained guides can offer a general overview of the museum, its history, and its world-class collections or provide a customized tour targeted to your group’s interests.

    For Elementary School Tours Click Here.

    For Middle School and High School Group Tours Click Here.


    Please contact the Group Tour Coordinator, Candace Wilkin, to discuss possible reservation dates and tour options, at least three weeks in advance of your desired date:

    Candace Wilkin
    (215) 732-1600, ext.213

  • Research Hours:
  • Wednesday — 10:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 6pm
  • Thursday — 10:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 6pm
  • Friday — 10:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Reading room closed for lunch — 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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