The Rosenbach offers exhibits, programs, and tours showcasing rare books, manuscripts, and art.
Plan Your Visit
Wednesday: Noon — 8pm
Thursday: Noon — 8pm
Friday: Noon — 5pm
Saturday: Noon — 6pm
Sunday: Noon — 6pm
Closed Mondays and National Holidays.
For reading room hours, click here.
Reservations for groups of 10 or more are required. For information about Group Tours click here.
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
Few American writers have achieved the cultural impact of Herman Melville, author of the eternal classic Moby–Dick. Yet he died unrecognized for his genius by his contemporaries. To commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of Herman Melville’s birth, The Rosenbach’s new exhibition, American Voyager, will explore the life, works, and legacy of this iconic but under-read author.
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.
December 3, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
January 7, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
February 4, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
January 6, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
February 3, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
February 24, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
From The Rosenblog
The summer of 2020 was undoubtedly unlike any other. While we still saw warm temperatures and fair weather, many of us spent the season indoors and away from others due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these peculiar circumstances, many found the opportunity to challenge themselves creatively while stuck inside. The end of the summer also …
We are thrilled to announce that four new Directors are joining the Rosenbach Board! Amanda DiChello, Chris Lindsay, Trapeta Mayson, and Pamela Schreiber are all passionate about The Rosenbach and are excited to leverage their skills to support our work. Learn more about each of them below. In addition, we’re delighted to announce that Gene …
Hi All! Judy Guston, Rosenbach Curator and Director of Collections here. Hoping you and yours are safe and healthy. The Collections team and I have been at the museum doing various tasks for the past few weeks and it’s certainly not the same without you there. Here’s an overview on how our collections have come …
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.