Plan Your Visit

Founder’s Hall at Girard College is a National Historic Landmark and the home of the Girard College Historical Collections.

Open Hours

Founder’s Hall is now open for public tours.

General open tour hours are Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Please note that Founder’s Hall will be closed on August 26 and Sept 2)

In order to ensure a safe visit for everyone, Girard College has put in place new registration procedures and we ask you to reserve a free Thursday tour timeslot on Eventbrite.

Visits are available on other days by appointment by contacting Kathy Haas, Director of Historical Resources by email or at 215-787-4434.

You can also explore the museum on your own through our new virtual tour or join one of our guided virtual tours listed below.

Live Virtual Tours
August 17: 4:30-5:30
September 21: 12-1

Join us online for a free live virtual tour of Founder’s Hall and its museum with Director of Historical Resources, Kathy Haas. The live virtual tours will be held over Zoom and each tour will feature a guided walk-through of Founder’s Hall at Girard College and its museum collections in real time within our 360-degree virtual tour, along with the opportunity for questions and discussion.  Register on Eventbrite for Zoom call details.

Group Tours

Onsite Founder’s Hall visitation will resume the week of June 14. Private group virtual tours are also available

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Weekends as Schedules Allow
Public: $12/person; Students $5/person. School groups welcome!

To book a tour, contact Kathy Haas, Director of Historical Resources by email or at 215-787-4434.

Getting Here:

2101 S College Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Intersection of S College Ave and Corinthian Ave

Because Girard College is an active school, all museum visitors must check in with Security upon arrival.

Parking is available on campus. We are also located on SEPTA Bus Routes 15 & 33 and a 1/2 mile west of the Girard Ave station on the Broad Street subway line.

Accessibility

Founder’s Hall is a historic structure and is wheelchair accessible on the first floor only via a lift on the north side. To access this entrance, please contact Kathy Haas, Director of Historical Resources, in advance by email or at 215-787-4434.

Stairs are unavoidable to access the museum collections, located on the second floor, but modified presentations are available for groups.

Food

Food and beverages are not available at Founder’s Hall, but there are many options in the neighborhood, ranging from coffee shops to fine dining.