Rental Packages & Special Offerings

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Rental Packages & Special Offerings

Rental Packages

2 Hour Meeting Room Special

For groups of 25 people or less, this special is ideal for small meetings and think-tanks. Available for up to 2 hours Monday-Friday (9:00am- 5:30pm).

For-Profit Rate Not-for-Profit Rate
$250 for 2 hours $200 for 2 hours

Reception Special

Ideal for a meeting or lecture followed by a cocktail party, this package rental includes use of the Information Commons and Patterson Room. Maximum of 200 guests. 

For-Profit Hourly Rate Not-for-Profit Hourly Rate
$675 $625

Wedding Package

This package includes use of the Reading Room, Information Commons, and Lobby for a wedding reception. Maximum of __ guests. Available Saturday-Monday.

Package Fee: $5,000 for 8 hours, including 2 hour setup and 1 hour cleanup



Special Offerings

Behind-the-Scenes Vault Tour

Behind no less than five sets of locks rest some of the most treasured items in HSP’s collection of over 21 million manuscripts, graphics, and books. Through Behind-the-Scenes Vault Tours, HSP offers the opportunity to see these documents closer than ever before and, in the case of a few materials, to even hold them.

• Hum along to The Star-Spangled Banner with Francis Scott Key’s handwritten lyrics

• Pose for a selfie with the first photograph taken in North America

• Chase the changes in the U.S. Constitution through its first and second handwritten drafts

• Commiserate with the man responsible for a typo in the printer’s proof of the Declaration of Independence

• Compare the Philadelphia of today with the first map of the city produced for William Penn before his arrival in the Delaware Valley

Add-on Fee: $450 for one hour, maximum of 5 guests


Document Show & Tell

Our librarians and archivists will bring history to life as they discuss a display of historic documents prepared on a topic of your choice. Includes fifteen one-of-a-kind documents.

Add-on Fee: $250, maximum of 25 guests.


Digital Wall Show

Ideal for cocktail receptions, guests can provide up to 15 images to be as a slideshow on our 10' Digital Wall in the Lobby and Information Commons. Images must be of sufficient quality and submitted at least 10 business days prior to the event date.

Add-on Fee: $100


Patterson Pictures

Capture your special moments in our historic building. The Patterson staircase, mantel, and historic Reading Room provide an intimate, elegant backdrop for an engagement, wedding party, and family photos.

Add-on Fee: $100