FREE! Welcome America Open House 

Date / Time

  • June 24, 2023
    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

As part of Philadelphia’s Welcome America festival, the Rosenbach is opening its doors for free. Those visiting on June 24 will get to explore the new exhibition Succession: Why Presidential History Matters Now our museum founders’ collection of rare books and manuscripts. Highlights of the collection include holdings from James Joyce, Bram Stoker, Lewis Carroll, Phillis Wheatley, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, Cervantes, George Washington, and countless others. Tickets are available for 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00.

Additionally, at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., Dr. Alexander Ames, the Rosenbach’s Director of Outreach and Engagement, will give a special show-and-tell on American Prometheus: Benjamin Franklin and the Philadelphia Enlightenment. 

Free; advanced timed tickets encouraged. Please note: if you reserve tickets but are unable to attend please email [email protected] to open your space to another visitor.

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