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Rosenbach Museum and Library

2008 Delancey St # 2010, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6510
+1 215-732-1600
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Jewel Box of a Museum- Add to your Philly Visit!

I've lived in Philly for almost 6 years, and finally made it to the Rosenbach Museum & Library. We... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2014
WorthHaving
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Small but excellent

The range of books and manuscripts is surprising for a private collection. There is plenty to ooh... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2014
mbaChapelHill
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Chapel Hill
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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%
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2008 Delancey St # 2010, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6510
City Centre West
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"maurice sendak"
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"book lovers"
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"alice in wonderland"
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"rittenhouse square"
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"original manuscripts"
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"love books"
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"famous authors"
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"house tour"
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"guided tour"
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"family history"
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"behind glass"
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"fantastic collection"
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"knowledgeable guide"
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"on display"
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"entrance fee"
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"literature"
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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

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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
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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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Reviewed 4 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
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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
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Reviewed 29 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.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

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

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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
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