Bartram's Garden

54th Street and Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Historic Site/House

Joel Fry


The John Bowman Bartram Special Collections Library at Bartram's Garden collects materials relating to America’s first great botanist, John Bartram (1699-1777), and his descendants. The library is administered by the John Bartram Association, established in 1893 to administer and interpret the Bartram house and the oldest surviving botanic garden in North America. The Library’s holdings total nearly 100 linear feet of archival materials, including John Bartram Association records, research on the Bartrams by modern authors, other genealogical research materials, photographs, and original eighteenth- and nineteenth-century manuscripts of Bartram family members.