Visitor Information

To ensure safe capacity in our building, visitors will be admitted in 1.5-hour timeslots that will accommodate up to four ticket holders per group. Only one group will be admitted into the museum at a time. Visitors are strongly encouraged to pre-register for timed tickets online or by calling 215-732-1600.

Timed Tickets

Admission

  • Adults: $10.00
  • Seniors (ages 65 & older): $8.00
  • Students & Children: $5.00
  • Children under 12: Free
  • Rosenbach Members: Free!
  • Members of AAM,ICOM, & the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Program: Free

 

Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday:  Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 10:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. as of April 1, 2021

Your Visit to The Rosenbach

  • Enjoy a socially-distanced guided tour of the Rosenbach brothers’ 19th-century townhouse to explore our founders’ collection of rare books, manuscripts, furniture, decorative arts, and more along with newer acquisitions. 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.
  • New exhibition, Manjiro: Drifting, 1841–2020. Manjiro’s epic tale begins in 1841, when, as a teenager, he left his tiny Japanese 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. Highlights include Manjiro’s own illustrated manuscript depicting his world travels, rare letters between Manjiro and the captain who rescued him at sea, and much more.
  • The Rosenbach’s garden, open to the public again after more than twenty years of closure. The garden is a 1,600 square foot green oasis tucked behind The Rosenbach’s Delancey Street townhouses. The garden was carefully renovated this summer and is now filled with plants and flowers that were specially selected to connect with works of literature in The Rosenbach’s collections.
  • A new acquisition, miniature model of John Fleming’s library. Fleming was hired by the Rosenbach brothers as a clerk in his teens, advanced through the company, and later became vice president of our founders’ business. He eventually purchased a large portion of the company’s stock and took over after Dr. Rosenbach’s death. Learn more on our blog about our new acquisitions.

Museum & Guest Policies

  • Visitors are encouraged to pre-register for timed tickets online, by calling 215-732-1600, or emailing [email protected]. Each 1.5-hour timeslot will accommodate up to four ticket holders per group and only one group will be admitted into the museum at a time. Children of all ages count as a visitor.
  • To ensure your safety, our staff’s safety, and the safety of other members of the public, all visitors above the age of 2 and museum staff are required to wear masks at all times. Masks are available at the front desk. 
  • All museum visitors must enter the building through the 2008 Delancey Place main entrance unless a member of your party needs to use the accessible entrance on Panama Street, which is located directly behind the museum. If you or a member of your party would like to use the accessible entrance ramp, please call us at215-732-1600 before you arrive. Our staff will explain to you how to access the entrance and will meet you at that door.  
  • Sanitation stations with hand sanitizer will be available throughout the museum.
  • Bathrooms are available on the museum’s first floor. Staff sanitize them after each visiting group’s departure. 
  • Lockers are available for you to store your personal belongingsStaff sanitize them after each visiting group’s departure.
  • To ensure the safety of your fellow museum visitors, please arrive as close to your time-slot start time to avoid any gathering at the front door. If you are late, you will still be required to leave at the end of your registered time slot.
  • If you are unable to visit during your pre-registered time, please cancel your tickets to release your slot to another visitor.
  • By visiting The Rosenbach, the guest voluntarily assumes all risks related to potential exposure to COVID-19 in or about The Rosenbach.

Accessibility

Visitors with severe disabilities may be accompanied by their government-funded paid Personal Care Attendants (PCA) at no additional cost during their visit to The Rosenbach. This applies to general admission and to all ticketed programs and events, as well as individual, membership, complimentary and group sales tickets. A request for complimentary admission for a PCA should be made at the time the visitor with disabilities who will be accompanied by the PCA purchases his or her ticket. Visitors who wish to purchase advance tickets should email [email protected] in advance to request a complimentary ticket for a government-funded paid PCA.

The Rosenbach is wheelchair accessible at our south entrance. To access this entrance, please call 215-732-1600 ext. 0 for assistance.

Directions

2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Parking

When available, street parking is free for two hours. There are also several parking garages located on 20th Street a few blocks north, near Walnut Street and Chestnut Street.

Public Transportation

Amtrak, Regional Rail, and New Jersey Transit: The Rosenbach is a short walk or cab ride south from 30th Street Station, Suburban Station.

SEPTA: The Route 17 Bus travels 19th Street and 20th Street. Other nearby routes include: the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line, the Route 2 Bus, the Route 7 bus, and the Route 40 bus.

PATCO: The Speedline stops at 16th and Locust Street.

More Info

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