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The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia

2008 Delancey Street, Philadelphia

Two or Four General Admissions to The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia (Up to 35% Off)

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Inside an 1865 townhouse, visitors can explore literary collections, and enjoy a special exhibition about the legendary writer Oscar Wilde

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Melissatop reviewer
9 ratings6 reviews
May 12, 2019
My boyfriend, who loves literature and philosophy, really enjoyed seeing all of his favorite books!
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Shawn
5 ratings2 reviews
August 5, 2018
Educational and informative walking us back in time. We learned about the the very first manuscripts and rare books including judiaca. Our tour guide, who was an older gentleman was lacked energy and enthusiasm to enroll you in. We met another tour guide afterwards who was a younger gentleman and although we didn't tour with him we sensed he is much better. In any case worth checking it out.
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Denisa
1 ratings1 reviews
May 31, 2018
Tour guide was wondereful, very knowledgeable
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Andreatop reviewer helpful reviewer
10 ratings6 reviews
May 10, 2018
A hidden gem!
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Caitlinhelpful reviewer
1 ratings1 reviews
April 27, 2018
This is a beautiful museum and a bit of Philadelphia history that is not well known. I would recommend looking for their hands on tours along with the basic tour. This is a must-see for book lovers.
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Ana
6 ratings4 reviews
September 4, 2017
The tour was interesting and it's nice to see old books, but there's so many other things to do in Philadelphia! I'd only recommend it after you've seen everything else.
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Ellentop reviewer helpful reviewer
21 ratings8 reviews
April 18, 2017
Really beautiful, neat little gem, just around the corner from Rittenhouse Square.
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Yvette
5 ratings4 reviews
March 24, 2012
I really enjoyed my visit there and the docent that gave the tour was knowledgeable and engaging. There are some very special items in the collection there at the library as well as Philip's collection.
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  • $14.50 for general admission for two ($20 value)
  • $26 for general admission for four ($40 value)

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person(s), may buy 3 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per household. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia

Most book-lovers consider all libraries invaluable. So just imagine how they feel about one whose collection includes the only surviving copy of the very first Poor Richard Almanac. When the book-dealing Rosenbach brothers passed away in 1954, they left behind an incomparable collection including that book and the manuscript of Ulysses. Today the library has expanded to include Bram Stoker's notes for Dracula and more than 400,000 other works of fine art and historic artifacts.

  • Size: besides the main collection in the Rosenbach's original home, the museum has expanded into the Maurice Sendak Building next door
  • Eye Catcher: the Rosenbach can be found on the 2000 block of Delancey place
  • The Building: the 1865 townhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and can be explored only with guided tours offered on the hour
  • Permanent Mainstay: modernist poet Marianne Moore's entire living room now resides at the Rosenbach, having been transported piecemeal and reassembled on-site
  • Don't Miss: the lively event schedule, which includes temporary exhibits spotlighting influential authors, reading groups focused on local writers, and concerts by musician-in-residence Dave Burrell