The Athenaeum of Philadelphia will be closed beginning May 28th for renovations.
We look forward to your visit in the Fall of 2022!
219 S. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(East side of Washington Square below Walnut St.)
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HOURS OF OPERATION
The Athenaeum is closed in observance of the following holidays:
New Year’s Day • Martin Luther King Jr. Day • Presidents’ Day • Good Friday • Memorial Day • Juneteenth • Independence Day • Labor Day • Thanksgiving • Christmas
Let us help you plan your visit.
Schedule a tour of our building and permanent exhibits.
Make an appointment to research our extensive collections.
Attend a program or event.
Our first floor Gallery features rotating special exhibitions, free and open to the public.
EXHIBITION CURRENTLY ON VIEW
There are two parking garages located a half a block south of the Athenaeum on 6th St.; both are connected to condominium buildings.
The Independence Place garage (east side) is a self-park facility.
The Hopkinson House garage (west side) offers valet parking.
There is one accessible parking space at the Athenaeum, described below.
The Athenaeum is accessible to persons with disabilities.
There is one accessible parking space available in the Athenaeum garden. Make a left from 6th St. onto St. James St., which runs along the side of the Athenaeum. The driveway entrance is just after the Athenaeum building on the right.
Visitors with special needs can enter the Athenaeum by means of a ramp from the parking lot at the rear of the building. There is an intercom to contact the receptionist at the top of the ramp.
An elevator to all three stories of the Athenaeum and an accessible restroom are available on the first floor.