Hands-On Tour: Herman Melville

Date / Time

  • November 17, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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

Members: FREE | To reserve member tickets, please call 215-732-1600 x100 or email [email protected].


“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” So says Ishamel in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. Join us for a look at the Rosenbach’s mighty Melville collection. We’ll explore letters and original editions of Melville’s novels to find some of the true places of his life and work.

About Hands-On Tours

Offered almost every Friday at 3:00 p.m., Hands-On Tours allow you unparalleled access to rare and important items that are not usually on view to the public.

Advance registration is strongly recommended, as there are a limited number of spots on each tour and tours without registrants will be cancelled.