The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Library is open to the public Tuesday-Friday during the hours listed below. Please disregard any other hours listed outside of our website, as the hours currently listed on Google are incorrect. Note that entry to the Library, photocopy service, and paging all end 45 minutes prior to close.
Tuesday: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Our administrative offices hold regular business hours 9-5:30 Monday-Friday. Although the Library is not open for public use outside of the days and hours listed above, staff do schedule business appointments and meetings during morning hours and Mondays. It is always best to pre-arrange to meet with staff, rather than stop in and ask for them during non-public hours.
Individual daily rates to visit the Library are:
All Students (with ID): FREE
Policies on Children:
• Children are assumed to be students and have free admission to the library.
• Children under kindergarten age are not permitted in the library (except to accompany their parents/guardians when viewing exhibits).
• Children under 6th grade must be with a supervising adult in the library and in the front lobby. An adult accompanying a child researcher will be charged admission.
Holidays and Closings
The Historical Society is regularly closed Monday, Saturday, and Sunday as well as on the dates listed below. In the case of inclement weather, HSP follows the schedule of the School District of Philadelphia. Notice of all weather and emergency closings will be posted on the Historical Society website and on our weather phone line at 215-732-6200 ext. 505.
|New Year's Day (2016)||Wednesday, January 1, 2016|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||Monday, January 19, 2015|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 25, 2015|
|Independence Day Weekend||Friday, July 3, 2015|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 7, 2015|
Friday, September 25-
Monday September 28, 2015
|Columbus Day||Monday, October 12, 2015|
|Early Closing||Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.|
Wednesday, November 25 at 5:30 p.m.
- Friday, November 27, 2015
Wednesday, December 23 at 5:30
- Friday January 1, 2016