Advancing the cause of health while upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine.
True in 1787, true today.

The Birthplace of American Medicine

We Are Open 7 Days A Week: All Are Welcome
 College hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

 

Museum Hours

Monday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm

 

LIBRARY HOURS

By Appointment Only

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.

 

We are closed Thanksgiving, December 24, December 25, and January 1.

 

Welcome to The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. We are a not for profit medical, educational and cultural institution 
with the mission of advancing the cause of health while upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine.

 

In 1787, a group of prominent physicians created a collegiate society so that they could better serve the public. We are not an academic organization, as our name suggests, and everyone is welcome through our doors. Throughout our 229-year history, we have provided a place for medical professionals and the general public to learn about medicine as both a science and as an art.