Need help with homework or doing a research project?  See how the Historical Society of Pennsylvania can help.

For Students

Need help with homework or doing a research project?  See how the Historical Society of Pennsylvania can help.  Find out how to start your research online, and what to do when you are ready to visit HSP.  We have primary sources, hints on how to use and cite them, information on National History Day, and more.  Our after-school Student Mentor program provides a "research buddy," thanks to the support of Enterprise Holdings Foundation.

  • The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has a number of Catalogs & Research Tools to help students find the sources they need.

    Researching the Collection Online

    The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has a number of Catalogs & Research Tools to help students find the sources they need.
  • Click here for useful information on researching archives and visiting the library at HSP.

    Tips for Doing Research at HSP

    Click here for useful information on researching archives and visiting the library at HSP.
  • This section provides hours, directions, and helpful hints.  And guess what? Student admission is free!

    Student Guide to Visiting HSP

    This section provides hours, directions, and helpful hints. And guess what? Student admission is free!
  • Middle and high school students and teachers:  Get involved with National History Day, a project-based, standards-aligned research program.

    National History Day

    Middle and high school students and teachers: Get involved with National History Day, a project-based, standards-aligned research program.
hsp_logo_white.png

Address

1300 Locust Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107 (map)
T: (215) 732-6200

F: (215) 732-2680

Library Hours

Tuesday: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 12:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

© 2020 by Historical Society of Pennsylvania

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube