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Rosenbach Museum and Library

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Maybe Philly's best kept secret

Wonderful old home housing an amazing rare book collection. We went on a summer Sunday and it was... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
New York, NY
Fascinating Look into Philadelphia History

This has been on our to-do list for a long time. On a miserably hot and humid day, we took... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Connie M
Warrington, Pennsylvania
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The Rosenbach Museum & Library seeks to inspire curiosity, inquiry, and creativity by engaging broad audiences in exhibitions, programs and research based on its remarkable and expanding collections. With an outstanding collection of rare books...more
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2008 Delancey St # 2010, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6510
City Center West
+1 215-732-1600
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Wonderful old home housing an amazing rare book collection. We went on a summer Sunday and it was not at all crowded....a few minutes' walk from Rittenhouse Square. Well worth a visit!

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

This has been on our to-do list for a long time. On a miserably hot and humid day, we took advantage of the free admission offered as part of the Welcome America Festival to stop in. The house and library were really interesting and the...More

Thank Connie M
Reviewed May 26, 2018

I called in advance to be sure the museum was open on a particular Sunday, and I was assured it was--but that there was no exhibit. Since there was no docent that day, the two employees on duty at the time would not allow me...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed April 28, 2018

I was in Philly for barely three days, on my first evening I went to a very enjoyable event at the Rosenbach, next morning I joined a group visit, then was accommodated in the reading room to view items specific to my interest. Everything was...More

Thank Albanach
Reviewed February 23, 2018

We visited here a few years ago, and decided to visit again. They have a few rooms on the second floor where they have particular exhibits and we went to see the one now on view. At 4 pm they were offering a tour of...More

Thank DrSharonGreenfieldMA
Reviewed December 30, 2017

Not a browse around on your own place. A staff member guides you through the three floors. The collection of rare books is incredible and varied. Small group tours so plenty of opportunities to ask questions. As an aside: the books are available for up-close...More

Thank LibertyStreet
Reviewed October 20, 2017

A.S.W. Rosenbach was the 20th century's most important dealer of rare books and manuscripts, and his stately former home houses his priceless collection of literature. The catch? Most of it is secreted away, behind glass. Take the house tour at the top of each hour....More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Museum was a book lovers heaven. Admission was inexpensive and included a tour and Dracula and Frankenstein exhibit. The tour was of the library of the Rosenbachs which included many rare and interesting books. Handicapped accessible.

Thank Alec P
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Fantastic collection of rare books, first editions, and original manuscripts, some dating dating back to the 1600's.

Thank tmg821
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Whether you are there in June for the complete reading (by serial readers) of James Joyce' Ulysses or enjoying the collections of famous authors or playing detective and appreciating the writings of Arthur Conan Doyle, Poe and others of this genre - good time can...More

Thank Bruce S
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Philadelphia is delightful. Rittenhouse square is the best address in Phili. Have a great trip.