Letterpress Printing in Philadelphia

We will spending a weekend in Philadelphia in a few weeks. Anything special in letterpress printing to see while there? Particularly something open on Saturday or Sunday.



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Benjamin Franklin Bache’s printing office in Liberty National Park, with demos on a reproduction Common press. A static exhibit of Franklin-era presses at The Franklin Institute. If you can get out of the city to Doylestown, the Mercer Museum has several hand presses including a rare Rust Washington and another rarity, a very early Hoe Washington, as well as a nice Hoe Smith press. And the museum is a fantastic collection in a fantastic building, well worth the visit.


The Rosenbach Foundation and Museum on Delancey near Rittenhouse Square. No presses, but an incredible collection of rare books and fine art and furniture.