[SOLD OUT] Mostly Monarchs: Royal Relics at The Rosenbach | Behind the Bookcase tour (in-person)

Date / Time

  • October 2, 2022
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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

Behind the Bookcase tours are sponsored by William and Anna Marie Petersen




Put on your crown and come to The Rosenbach for a close look at some of the many royal relics in our collection. You will view and even handle documents written and signed by some of history’s most legendary queens—Elizabeth I of England, Mary Queen of Scots, and Queen Victoria—as well as other notable royals, including James I of England and Scotland. Examine letters written and signed by Marie de Medici and Louis XIV of France. Hold a book that Britain’s Queen Victoria presented to the 7-year-old Count of Paris. Touch a walking stick Marie Antoinette once owned, examine a Bonaparte family tiara set with semiprecious jewels, and delve into the complex dynastic origins of World War I by means of Habsburg family letters and an artifact from Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s pocket. Get up close and personal with some of Europe’s most famous and notorious monarchs. 

About Behind the Bookcase: Hands-on Tours at The Rosenbach

Behind the Bookcase: Hands-on Tours offer unparalleled access to see, and even touch, rare and important items not usually on view to the public. Each program is dedicated to a different author, theme, or topic and grants a truly hands-on experience with materials in The Rosenbach’s inspiring collection.

See all upcoming tours hereSpace is limited and advance registration is strongly recommended.