Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street (2 blocks east of Rt. 611)
Philadelphia, PA  19107-5699
(215) 732-6200

Places Nearby:
Rosenbach Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum
Mario Lanza Museum
Independence National Historic Park
Museum of American Art (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts)
Fabric Workshop Museum
Powel House
Physick House
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Open to the public, ages 14 and older

While there are no exhibitons to be found at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP), students and researchers will find a wealth of information on colonial, early national, and continual regional, Pennsylvania and family history.  It is one of the largest family history libraries in the United States, and offers a manuscript collection renowned for its 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century holdings.

With more than 500,000 books, 300,000 graphic works, and 15 million manuscript items, HSP is one of the nation's premier non-governmental repositories of documentary materials.  It is also one of the oldest historical societies in the nation, serving as an invaluable research and educational facility since 1824.

Information about Research by Mail, Rights and Reproductions, publications, and membership is available upon request.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania publishes The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography.

Hours: Open Tuesday - Thursday, 12:30 - 5:30pm (open until 8:30pm on Wednesdays) and Friday, 10am - 5:30pm. Last admittance 45 minutes prior to closing. Closed Saturday - Monday and on major holidays.
Adults $8.00
Undergrad and Grad Students with ID $5.00
Students grades 6-12 with ID FREE
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Group Reservations: Call for info.
Lunch: Nearby restaurants.
Handicapped Access: Call for info.
Directions: Located on Locust Street, 2 blocks east of Route 611.

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