The Rosenbach offers exhibits, programs, and tours showcasing rare books, manuscripts, and art.

Plan Your Visit

Current Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 10:30am — 6:00pm
Friday: 10:30am — 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:30am — 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am — 4:30pm

Admission

Each 1.5-hour slot accommodates a maximum of 10 total visitors. More than one group can book tickets for a time slot. Please note that the guided tours start at the beginning of each timeslot. The guided tour is the only way to view the historic house during your visit. Visitors are strongly encouraged to pre-register for timed tickets online.

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Cost

Adults: $12.50
Seniors (ages 65 & older): $10.00
Students & Children: $7.50
Children 5-11: 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

2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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The Rosenbach is wheelchair accessible at our rear entrance - please call for assistance.

Current Exhibition On View

18 Reasons to Read Ulysses: A Centennial Celebration

From 06/01/2022 to 09/18/2022

This year marks a century since the publication of James Joyce’s Modernist masterpiece, Ulysses. The Rosenbach, home to the only complete manuscript of the novel and the location of Philadelphia’s annual Bloomsday celebration, marks this occasion with a thematic walk around the novel’s eighteen episodes.    

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From The Rosenblog

In this new monthly series, From the Collection will showcase the work that the Rosenstaff does to ensure the long-term safety, security, preservation, and interpretation of our world-renowned rare books, manuscripts, artworks, and decorative-art artifacts. Sent our via a monthly newsletter and featured on our blog, this series will highlight the work that the team has undertaken …

Hi all! My name is Emily Alesia Poteat, and I am an intern at The Rosenbach in the curatorial department as part of Villanova University’s Albert Lepage Center for History in Public Interest internship program. I am thrilled to take part in this internship program, as it offers students like myself the opportunity to develop …

“Here we wear many hats,” is the phrase I heard my first few days interning with The Rosenbach. Although at first I did not have a practical understanding of the significance of that phrase, it soon became abundantly clear that when working for a small, dedicated, and busy rare books library and museum, one must …

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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.

Collections

Objects in these categories are notable for their physical features in addition to their intellectual content. Maps in the collection indicate not only what was known about the world from the 16th through the 19th centuries, but what different users needed to know, presented in formats suited to their varying…
These media are most often represented by domestic objects, many of them Rosenbach family belongings, but some collected for use, resale, or display by the brothers. Ceramics range from the 16th to the 20th century and were produced in England, France, China, and Italy. Famous makers include Derby, Wedgwood, and…
American literature includes first editions of Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, presentation copies of books by Herman Melville housed in a bookcase that once belonged to him; 19th-century dime novels; and first editions and letters of Emily Dickinson and Christopher Morley. The single largest collection, that of the…
One of the greatest strengths of the Rosenbach’s library is Americana. The central topics of these collections are the European exploration and settlement of the New World and the political and military history of the United States from the first settlements through the Civil War. These histories are told in…