We welcome you to visit the Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Please read the information below to help make your time with us as productive as it can be.

Please contact us at archives@chrc-phila.org or at (215) 904-8149 to make an appointment to visit the archives. Researchers should also contact CHRC to ensure that we have the appropriate materials.

Hours of operation: 

CHRC is normally open to researchers Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We request that all visitors schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the archives. 

Location and Directions:

We are located at 6719 Calvert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19149, directly next to the old Our Lady of Ransom Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Entrance to the archives is off of Calvert Street. CHRC has ample free parking for all visitors.

Public Transportation

SeptaBus routes 1, 14, 20, 26, and 58.

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Catholic Historical Research Center | 6719 Calvert Street | Philadelphia, PA 19149