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Rosenbach Museum and Library

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

This was the unexpected highlight of a recent visit to Philadelphia. Only wish I had more time so... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2013
JaneB68
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Massachusetts
a hidden gem

A must see for Maurice Sendak fans as well as those who enjoy seeing turn of the century homes. It... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2013
Escapists2
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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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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
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2008 Delancey St # 2010, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6510
+1 215-732-1600
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

This was the unexpected highlight of a recent visit to Philadelphia. Only wish I had more time so will definitely return.

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Reviewed 16 October 2013

A must see for Maurice Sendak fans as well as those who enjoy seeing turn of the century homes. It also has an amazing collection of rare books available for review and research. It's in a nice neighborhood and provides an interesting way to spend...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2013

We've visited Philadelphia many times and have seen the main attractions. So, it was a pleasant surprise to find something new and enjoyable. The small museum and library of rare books is on a tree-lined street with historic architecture. The docent who gave the tour...More

1  Thank beachwalker2011
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Rosenbach is a delight. You definitely need to take the guided tour. When we visited there was an exhibition on Maurice Sendak who was a friend of the Rosenbach family - it was excellent. Reading the previous reviews, if you are not into beautiful architecture...More

1  Thank aliciaskubick
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The museum has an incredible collection of literary works which they won't let you see. The staff is down right rude and impertinent.

Thank travellerpbl
Reviewed 30 July 2013

a good destination for book lovers or just people who like big old townhouses. Fascinating even for the noncollector

Thank pabljs
Reviewed 8 July 2013

I've been to the Rosenbach twice -- my son used to live a couple of blocks away, so we took the tour together one day. He was dubious, but ended up being very glad he went. There is a wealth of things to look at:...More

1  Thank 565polly_G
Reviewed 23 June 2013

We happened to be in Philadelphia over the weekend of Blooms' Day (I'll leave it to readers to look that up!). As result, we spotted a poster for the Rosenbach Museum; and I'd found it as well here on TripAdvisor. They have original manuscripts of...More

2  Thank DrSharonGreenfieldMA
Reviewed 20 June 2013

After a walking tour of historic Philly, we were anxious to see the interior of one of these marvelous townhouses. At the Rosenbach, your tour takes you through the rooms, libraries, and collections of this old Philadelphia family. Among the many objects there are the...More

1  Thank TravelInsuranceLady
Reviewed 14 June 2013

The Rosenbachs assembled a magnificent collection. It's interesting to be able to see Joyce's original pages of "Ulysses." But the museum continues to keep lively and current. This week an exhibit of Maurice Sendak's original work on "Where the Wild Things Are" opened. And there...More

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