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Rosenbach Museum and Library

2008 Delancey St # 2010, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6510
+1 215-732-1600
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Absolute Hidden Gem

Having been to most every museum in Philly, we were looking to fill some time with a visit to the... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2015
I think this is the best museum I have ever been to

I was in Philadelphia for the weekend with friends. Our local friend found this museum online and... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2015
Katy K
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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, manuscripts, furniture, and art, the Rosenbach is a museum and world-renowned research library, set within two historic 1865 townhouses, that reflects an age when great collectors lived among their treasures.
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2008 Delancey St # 2010, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6510
City Center West
+1 215-732-1600
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Reviewed 13 March 2015

Having been to most every museum in Philly, we were looking to fill some time with a visit to the Rosenbach. It's hard to believe we had passed this by. It's truly a treasure trove of American history with a priceless book collection as the...More

2  Thank pcyork
Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

I was in Philadelphia for the weekend with friends. Our local friend found this museum online and suggested we go since two of us were English majors in college. We casually agreed and lazily headed over on a Saturday afternoon and began the 4pm house...More

Thank Katy K
Reviewed 9 March 2015

We were draw here because it is the repository of the original autograph copy of James Joyce's Ulysses. Overwhelming collection of first editions and many great books are housed here. Very interesting home that is part of the tour. A must for book lovers!

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Reviewed 5 March 2015

I came here for the small, but well-curated Oscar Wilde exhibition, but was wowed by a superb docent-led tour (Martha, I believe?) of the home and personal collection of book dealers Phil and Abe Rosenbach (who helped JP Morgan and other wealthy individuals build their...More

Thank Euvites
Reviewed 24 June 2014

This wasn't intended to be a stop on our vacation, but my college-aged son was dying to see a Ulysses manuscript. Parking is a challenge, but we finally found a spot and went inside. I told the woman at the desk that we didn't have...More

1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Having never even head of Dr. Rosenbach, I did not hold much hope for truly enjoying my visit. However, the docent tour, which is included in the $10 admission, really established a good baseline from which to later explore. Bibliophiles will marvel in a wide...More

2  Thank LisaMNewJersey
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Twenty or so years ago, I had been involved in this lovely treasure as a Young Friend. I had always looked forward to returning to show it off to my children and I wasn't disappointed. It has been in good hands. The house itself is...More

1  Thank BBBBTravel
Reviewed 8 May 2014

I've lived in Philly for almost 6 years, and finally made it to the Rosenbach Museum & Library. We had a private tour of the house from Andrew, wow! The house is a perfect period piece of an elegant residence from the 1st half of...More

3  Thank WorthHaving
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

The range of books and manuscripts is surprising for a private collection. There is plenty to ooh and aah at--from early Americana to English classics. We were especially interested in the Alice in Wonderland items, and the pictures of Alice at the house as an...More

1  Thank mbaChapelHill
Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

As a Philadelphia native, I had heard of this museum but had never visited - I took the opportunity when a friend from New York came to town and wanted to see something off the beaten path. The museum/library has several wonderful aspects to its...More

1  Thank LillyFred
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