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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

1300 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699
+1 215-732-6200
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Great for reseaching Philadelphian family papers

Very friendly and helpful. Opening hours was the only thing... would like to have seen it open... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Saltash, England
Excellent research treasure

What a treasure trove for researching family, history of Philadelphia and its founders and so much... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1300 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699
City Center East
+1 215-732-6200
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Very friendly and helpful. Opening hours was the only thing... would like to have seen it open earlier.

Thank SnaxMuppet
Reviewed 8 November 2017

What a treasure trove for researching family, history of Philadelphia and its founders and so much more. The staff is so welcoming and helpful. An English cousin came to do research on an ancestor from 1890 and they outdid themselves.

Thank DMarshall2014
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

If you have ancestors with Pennsylvania roots and are doing research, this is the place to visit. It is a treasure trove of documents, artifacts and genealogy books. Here are a few tips for a successful visit: 1. Check the website before arrival to determine...More

1  Thank Hollis P
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Artifacts and facts interesting study on what the founder of the constitution and our 4 fathers and two mothers helped to craft beer and more you will find a half days worth in the confort of the air condition of the 1779s the building lends...More

Thank thomas p
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had some time to kill and this was the ideal place to do it. What a treat! The museum building is quite lovely, the exhibits top quality. You really get a feel for the history and social/cultural/economic history of Philadelphia in particular. The toy...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Looking to break out of the mold for your next fundraiser, corporate gathering or life cycle event? You can't go wrong in this former mansion in the heart of Center City. Built in 1823, HSP's updated construction and dramatic renovations have resulted in easily adaptable,...More

1  Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The friendly staff here has made our many research trips a pleasure, even remembering us from previous visits and making us feel very welcome. A small museum area has rotating exhibits. Lockers are free of charge for researchers and there is even an area to...More

Thank dmcys116
Reviewed 28 July 2015

This is such a cool place - *everyone* there is so full of knowledge about the early days of our country and the history of Pennsylvania! I stopped in to take a look around and just find out what is there - paid the fee...More

Thank bazi43
Reviewed 25 June 2015

I have some kin that traces back to pre- Revolutionary times in Philly so I like to stop in there to learn more about my roots. it is time consuming to wait on the primary sources to be found and carried back to your table...More

Reviewed 20 May 2015

My husband and I recently had the opportunity to take the Treasures Tour which enabled us to view a number of our country's important historical documents. Among the original documents we were able to view were The First Draft of the U.S. Constitution, a signed...More

Thank rmsandmss
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