Hands-On Tour: Women Poets

Date / Time

  • August 6, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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


Non-Members: Tickets are $15 and include general museum admission. Purchase tickets online here.
Members: FREE | To reserve member tickets, please call 215-732-1600 x100 or email [email protected]


Covering female poets from the 16th century to the 20th century, this new Hands-On Tour highlights remarkable female poets in the Rosenbach collection, including Phillis Wheatley, Anne Bradstreet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Emily Dickinson. Through manuscripts, commonplace books, and first editions of their writing, we will discuss their extraordinary ways of creating identities, adaptation to adversity, and breaking conventions through poetry.

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.