The Rosenbach offers exhibits, programs, and tours showcasing rare books, manuscripts, and art.
Plan Your Visit
Friday: 10:30am — 4:30pm
Saturday: 10:30am — 4:30pm
Sunday: 10:30am — 4:30pm
Seniors (ages 65 & older): $8.00
Students & Children: $5.00
Children under 12: Free
Rosenbach Members: Free! Click here to learn how to become a member.
Members of AAM,ICOM, & the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Program: Free
Address & Directions
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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The Rosenbach is wheelchair accessible at our rear entrance - please call for assistance.
Current Exhibition On View
Manjiro’s epic tale begins in 1841, when, as a teenager, he left his home village on a fishing trip. A violent storm left him shipwrecked and set the course that would lead Manjiro to become the first Japanese person to live in the United States. In partnership with the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia’s JapanPhilly2020 initiative, The Rosenbach will present a special exhibition on Manjiro’s legendary life, featuring holdings from our collection along with partner loans.
This digital exhibition will be the first major public museum exhibition to examine the life and work of this important Harlem Renaissance author, educator, and Civil Rights activist.
March 15, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
April 12, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
May 10, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
June 7, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
April 13, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
May 11, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
June 15, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
July 13, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
August 10, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
September 14, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October 12, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
November 9, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
December 14, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
January 11, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
February 8, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
April 28, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
May 12, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
May 26, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
April 29, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
May 13, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
May 27, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
April 15, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
May 20, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
June 17, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
From The Rosenblog
A familiar face to many in The Rosenbach community, we are so pleased to announce the appointment of Kelsey Scouten Bates as our Interim Director. Bates has served as The Rosenbach’s Associate Director and Director of Development since February 2014 and was hired following the formation of its formal partnership with the Free Library of …
A nation divided. A hotly contested election. A president feverishly appointing judges favorable to his viewpoint in the twilight of his term of office. Rumors that the opposition will lead the nation into radicalism and violence. 2020? Perhaps. But I’m here to tell you about the presidential inauguration in the aftermath of the election of …
I am greatly looking forward to the time when visitors can return to The Rosenbach and enjoy the remarkable tours our guides provide of the historic house that was the home of Phillip and Abraham Rosenbach in the last two years of their lives. Giving a tour is one of my greatest pleasures. Starting in …
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The Rosenbach relies on contributions from our generous community of supporters to fund programs exhibitions, and collections care. Your generosity makes it possible for us to fulfill our mission of inspiring curiosity, inquiry, and creativity. There are a variety of ways to give: become a member, join the Delancey Society, or give an annual gift at any time.