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Rosenbach Museum and Library

2008 Delancey St # 2010, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6510
+1 215-732-1600
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Poor Judgment Resulted in Poor Visit

I called in advance to be sure the museum was open on a particular Sunday, and I was assured it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul G
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New York City, New York
Outstanding treasures, very well looked after and displayed

I was in Philly for barely three days, on my first evening I went to a very enjoyable event at the... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Albanach
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Clackmannan
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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2008 Delancey St # 2010, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6510
City Centre West
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 28 April 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
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Reviewed 24 February 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

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Reviewed 30 December 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
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Reviewed 20 October 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 16 October 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
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

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

Thank tmg821
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Reviewed 31 July 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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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Since I visit Philadelphia often I was running out of touristy things to do. I went into the Rosenbach slightly skeptical of what I would find. What a pleasant surprise! I had no idea the house itself is filled with such treasures and interesting artifacts!...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We took a taxi to this museum thinking we could arrive any time for a self-guided tour, but except for a couple of small exhibits, you can only see the museum and library on a guided tour. We had to wait for the next scheduled...More

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