The Rosenbach offers exhibits, programs, and tours showcasing rare books, manuscripts, and art.
Plan Your Visit
Thursday: 10:30am — 6:00pm
Friday: 10:30am — 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:30am — 6:00pm
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.
September 28, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
October 12, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
October 26, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
November 9, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
November 23, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
December 7, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
December 14, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
October 11, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
November 1, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
December 6, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
November 4, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
December 2, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
January 6, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
February 3, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
March 3, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
April 7, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
May 5, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
June 2, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
From The Rosenblog
As the new Director of The Rosenbach, and as someone who enjoys writing and thinking about history even in my spare time, I’m delighted to be sharing with you a monthly blog about my own discoveries in The Rosenbach’s collection. The Rosenbach’s collection is vast, and while I’ve worked here for seven years, I’m still …
I had always thought of D.H Lawrence as a writer of moldy-smelling novels you would find in your uncle’s garage by a stack of Horizon magazines and a can of paint thinner, ones whose cover might feature a lady in a wicker chair by a potted plant wearing only a silk scarf. But because Lawrence …
Leaving aside his other manifold accomplishments, let’s look at William Morris at the moment that the Renaissance man and Victorian gadfly became a printer. This was 1891, when Morris was fifty-five. Between 1891 and 1896, Morris’s press, the Kelmscott—named for his home in Oxfordshire—printed sixty-six books. The books are collector’s items, famous for their beauty …
Support the Rosenbach
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.