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

The Rosenbach is pleased to announce that Benito Cachinero-Sánchez has been elected Chair of its Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2022. Benito has served on the board of directors since 2017 as a crossover member from the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation and has been an active and passionate supporter, providing thoughtful guidance to …

Our annual Bloomsday festival is BACK on Delancey Place after a two-year hiatus. Join us on Thursday, June 16 anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.   What is Bloomsday? Bloomsday is the day the world celebrates Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s epic Ulysses. Lauded as …

On May 26, 1897, visitors to bookshops in London found a new book, for just six shillings, published by Constable and Co., bound in a lurid yellow cloth cover with blood red letters announcing its strange title, Dracula.  For six shillings, readers discovered a story told in letters and diary entries, about an undead Transylvanian …

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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

Chief among these holdings is a group of Cervantes’s works, including the first edition of Don Quixote, Dr. Rosenbach’s favorite book, and documents in Cervantes’s hand. The Continental Literature collection also includes a complete, 56-volume copy of George Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon’s Histoire naturelle, générale et particuliére with 2,978…
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…
The furniture in the collections range from the 16th to the 20th century and include examples of British, American, and Continental origin. Among the highlights are an eighteenth-century Philadelphia high chest, an elaborate French orbital clock by Jean Baptiste Baillon, and a massive sixteenth-century refectory table. Although many pieces are…
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…