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Rosenbach Museum and Library

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2008 Delancey St # 2010, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6510
+1 215-732-1600
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There are three parts to this gem. The exhibits which are constantly rotating but include such... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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Superb docent tour on a snow day!

Practically or should I say "literally" the only museum open today in Philadelphia. We were the... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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2008 Delancey St # 2010, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6510
City Center West
+1 215-732-1600
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Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

There are three parts to this gem. The exhibits which are constantly rotating but include such rarities as Alice in Wonderland and Barbar James Joyce and Moby Dick. The second part is the old house that the Rosenbach lived in with period pieces and many...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2017

Practically or should I say "literally" the only museum open today in Philadelphia. We were the only people on the 2pm tour and very grateful we were too. An amazing house and what a collection of books, manuscripts, book plates, ephemera they have. The furniture...More

Reviewed March 1, 2017

I have lived 15 miles away from Philly for my entire life and never knew about this gem. I wish that the city would promote this museum more. If you love books, or history, or the history of books; this museum is for you! It...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2017

I am a bibliophile and book eater of the largest proportions (by my own estimation) so finding this gem near our AirBnB in Rittenhouse last weekend was an absolute delight. We managed to snag an hourly tour and this DID NOT DISAPPOINT. You will not...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

We found this literary gem in a travel book, and as a literary guru, I couldn't wait. Tours of the residential double townhouse ( one side was owned by author Maurice Sendak) are on the hour, and not knowing this, we arrived just after the...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is a museum and library, you can make an appointment to see and handle the historic manuscripts, of which they have many great ones. There are wonderful hands-on tours that you can buy in addition to your admission ($15 I believe), led by knowledgable...More

Thank Sheridan S
Reviewed May 23, 2016

If you are into literature and/or rare books, this is a must-see. You can go on a tour, but better yet, just give them a call and tell them what books you would like to see and they will customize your visit. First editions from...More

Thank 216LNS
Reviewed December 29, 2015

As a Philadelphian I try to visit or at least know something about everything my wonderful city has to offer, but I put off visiting the Rosenbach until this year. Oh my, why haven't I been here before! What a wonderful small museum. The Rosenbach...More

Thank PhillyTravelGal
Reviewed December 22, 2015

We were really impressed by the story of the Rosenbach brothers. They were fascinating characters with an interesting relationship. The mansion is beautiful. Most interesting to us were the Alice in Wonderland exhibit and the library. There are some incredible old books in there! I...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed November 10, 2015

Loads of history. Our favorite is the many pieces and history of Samuel Yellin whose metal work can be found in some of the most famous homes/buildings in America. Good stuff

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Pgh W
I will be visiting Philadelphia for the first time this year, and am not familiar with the city at all. Is it a safe walk from the Historical Society of PA at 1300 Locust St. to the Rosenbach? I mean no offense, I just don't know the city and don't want to go somewhere ill-advised. Thank you.
February 28, 2017|
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Philadelphia is delightful. Rittenhouse square is the best address in Phili. Have a great trip.