The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

219 South Sixth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

(215) 925-2688


The Athenaeum is a member supported, not-for-profit, special collections library founded in 1814 to collect materials "connected with the history and antiquities of America, and the useful arts, and generally to disseminate useful knowledge" for public benefit.

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  • Place Cost Free
  • Place Hours
    Sunday closed
    Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday closed

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia: From the Parents


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