Exterior of The College of Physicians building
Exterior of The College of Physicians building

The Mütter Museum and Historical Medical Library

With a founding mandate to “lessen human misery,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia has worked to improve the lives of individuals, communities, and society overall by challenging our understanding of health and well-being since its founding in 1787. Through the Mütter Museum, Historical Medical Library, and Benjamin Rush Medicinal Plant Garden, we serve the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond, sharing stories of medicine and public health through robust collections of rare books, archives, historical objects, and biological specimens.

Today, we uphold the mission of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, “to advance the cause of health while upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine.” Explore the complex histories of medicine, engage in dialogue about well-being, and expand your understanding of the human body with us.

Reserve Your Ticket Today!

Pre-purchased tickets are highly recommended for weekend visitation.

Due to capacity limitations, we may not be able to accommodate you if you arrive without a ticket. There will be a limited capacity of 50 guests per half hour admitted.

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Visitor policies and everything you need to know to plan your visit.