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

As we continue to navigate unprecedented case counts of COVID in our region, Girard College has suspended all in-person events and so the regular Founder’s Hall Thursday open hours are suspended until further notice.

Virtual Visits

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

Live Virtual Tours
January 25, 12-1 PM EST
February 7, 5-6 PM EST

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

As we continue to navigate unprecedented case counts of COVID in our region, Girard College has suspended all in-person events and so Founder’s Hall group tours are suspended until further notice.

If you are interested in a private virtual tour for your group or class, please contact the Director of Historical Resources, Kathy Haas

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.