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 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
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|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||Monday, January 19|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 25|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 7|
|Columbus Day||Monday, October 12|
Wednesday, November 25 at 5:30 p.m.
- Friday, November 27
Thursday, December 24
- Friday December 25
|New Year's Eve (2015)||Thursday, December 31 at 5:20 p.m.|