Founder’s Hall Museum
Plan Your Visit
Founder’s Hall at Girard College is a National Historic Landmark and the home of the Girard College Historical Collections.
Founder’s Hall is open for free guided tours on Thursdays from 9-2.
In order to ensure a safe visit for everyone, Girard College has put in place new registration procedures and protocols for campus visitors.
Please reserve a free tour time slot for your Founder’s Hall visit on Eventbrite. All campus visitors need to check in with security at the main gate and masks are required of all visitors.
Visits on other days are available by appointment; please contact Kathy Haas, director of Historical Resources.
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
May 11, 12-1 PM EDT
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 Q&A. Register on Eventbrite for Zoom call details.
If you are interested in an in-person group tour, or a private virtual tour for your group or class, please contact the Director of Historical Resources, Kathy Haas
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.
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 and beverages are not available at Founder’s Hall, but there are many options in the neighborhood, ranging from coffee shops to fine dining.