Rosenbach Museum & Library

Teems gather around a statue in the Rosenbach


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Noon — 8 p.m.
Wednesday: Noon — 8 p.m.
Thursday: Noon — 8 p.m.
Friday: Noon — 5 p.m.
Saturday: Noon — 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon — 6 p.m.

Please note: 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Flash photography and large bags are not permitted.

About Rosenbach Museum & Library

The Rosenbach’s 1860s townhouse provide an intimate setting for the Rosenbach brothers’ collections of rare books, manuscripts, furniture, silver, paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture. The house is located in the heart of the Rittenhouse-Fitler historic district in Center City Philadelphia. Museum visitors enjoy regular exhibitions drawn from the Rosenbach’s impressive holdings. Selections from some of the best-known collections are always on view, including James Joyce’s manuscript for Ulysses and the papers of Modernist poet Marianne Moore.

The decorative and fine arts collections are rich and varied, ranging from Egyptian sculpture and English furniture to American portraiture. Highlights of these collections include a fine mid-18th century Philadelphia tall chest, silver by Hester Bateman and Myer Myers, a portrait by painter Thomas Sully of 19th century civic leader Rebecca Gratz, and the largest collection of oil-on-metal portrait miniatures in the United States. The Rosenbach preserves a nearly unparalleled rare book and manuscript collection, with particular strength in American and British literature and history. Exhibitions, programs, and research with this collection have focused on Colonial American history, African American history, children’s literature, book arts and technology, gay and lesbian literature, early Modernism, and much more.

Find out more more about The Rosenbach at


2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Getting There

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


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


Flash Photography is not permitted.