Plan Your Visit


The Historical Society of Pennsylvania's special collections library is located at 1300 Locust Street in Philadelphia and open to the public Tuesdays through Fridays. With more than 21 million items in our collections, HSP encourages visitors to use our online catalog and collection information before your visit to make library time as productive as possible.

The video below gives an introduction and orientation for visitors to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Please note that HSP recently underwent renovations, and while the policies remain the same, the video does not visually reflect the new changes.