Moby-Dick Marathon Reading

Saturday, November 9th, 2019 - Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Join us as we read Herman Melville’s masterpiece Moby-Dick in its entirety over 25 hours, starting on Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. and reading through Sunday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m. The Moby-Dick Marathon—a collaboration between The Rosenbach and the Independence Seaport Museum—celebrates the iconic novel and the adventures of 19th-century seafarers with live readings, an interactive artifact show-and-tell, hands-on activities for all ages, boatloads of food and fare for purchase, a late-night happy hour, and much more. Celebrate the Great White Whale with us!

If you would like to be a reader, please email Edward G. Pettit at Please indicate what times you are available to read and we will do our best to accommodate.

Nov 9th 2pm - Nov 10th 3pm

Free admission

Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA

39.9457958, -75.1405828