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Rosenbach Museum and Library

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The Barnes Foundation

Both are endorsed by writers. On balance, The Barnes Foundation ranks significantly higher than Rosenbach Museum and Library. The Barnes Foundation comes in at 87 with positive reviews from 7 sources like Lonely Planet, Frommer's and Condé Nast Traveler.

Both are endorsed by writers. On balance, The Barnes Foundation ranks significantly higher than Rosenbach Museum and Library. The Barnes Foundation comes in at 87 with positive reviews from 7 sources like Lonely Planet, Frommer's and Condé Nast Traveler.

tripexpert score
80
#23 in Philadelphia
location

2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

endorsements
  • 5 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    The Rosenbach celebrates "Bloomsday" on June 16 with readings from Ulysses by notable Philadelphians. The library has more than 130,000 manuscripts and 30,000 rare books. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    The Rosenbach specializes in books: illuminated manuscripts, parchment, rough drafts, and first editions. If you love the variations and beauty of the printed word, they'll love your presence. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    This place is for bibliophiles, as it features rare books and manuscripts, including James Joyce's Ulysses, and incunabula, basically the earliest printed books from 1450 to 1500. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    The list of famous authors in the collection here could fill a book itself: Edgar Allen Poe, James Joyce, Maurice Sendak, George Washington, Lewis Carroll, Bram Stoker. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    A fine group of decorative arts complements the library's 30,000 books and 300,000 manuscripts; a prize among the latter is James Joyce's handwritten Ulysses manuscript. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Philadelphia

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

  • 10 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    While the statistics are impressive—81 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 7 Van Goghs, 6 Seurats (and many more)—almost more inspiring is this soaring marble-and-glass museum. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    This world-renown museum is stuffed with some 8,000 largely Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Exceptionally fine collection of impressionist, post-impressionist and early French modern paintings, including works by Cézanne, Degas, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Renoir and Van Gogh. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    In a superb contemporary building (Todd Williams and Billie Tsienelle) is the exceptional collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, including work by Renoir, Cézanne and 60 by Matisse. Full Review →

  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    Includes more paintings by Renoir than anywhere else in the world, and more works by Cézanne than in all the museums of Paris. Full Review →

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