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Penn Museum

3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (University City)
215-898-4000
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Ranked #19 of 285 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: Officially known as the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the Penn Museum, with nearly one million artifacts from... more »
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North Plainfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

self guided tour with wide variety of history - great for independent thinkers - bring own lunch limited opportunities in building - numerous outside - great for history and art enthusiasts

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was overwhelmed and so excited to see relics from global digs: Armana in Egypt. I have been fascinated by that too brief area. You have art and artifacts and historical treatises and structures. Items are well lit and well labeled. I shall return again and again.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Decided to go to this museum with my 8 year old son, purely because it a direct train ride and that it was not far from home. We got the Regional Train to University City and across the street and a few yards up South Street is Penn Museum. During the months of July/August the admission is $10 per person,... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very nice exhibits! My son was especially impressed with the door that was used in the Harry Potter movie.. You could spend hours in here looking at all of the exhibits

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Arriving later in the afternoon, we practically had the museum to ourselves, and what a nice collection of exhibits it has. Artifacts from the Middle East, Egypt were especially good. Good explanatory information accompanied the exhibits and the timeline of recent history of Iraq was clear, concise, and helpful for me. There was also a good collection of native American... More

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This museum was much larger than I first realized, it just kept going and going! There are so many interesting artifacts and things to see here. I especially loved the Egyptian section with mummies. If you are interested in history or archaeology, this is the place for you!

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

First time visiting Philadelphia but this museum caught my interest as their collections are small but extremely good. The museum costs only $15 per adult and you have the museum to yourself as not many visitors around. Overall I will invite travelers to stop by this excellent museum, a true hidden gem in this great city! Don't forget to stop... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Looking for the best Egyptian museum collection on this continent? Look no further! The Sphinx is the largest, second only to the one at the Louvre, outside of Egypt. Small but compact, the museum delivers high on quality. The artifacts are beautifully displayed. The mummy section is superb. We didn't quite fancy the African section or the one on Asia.... More

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Media, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Penn museum is easy to get to though parking can be tough if the lot right next door is full. There is a lot to see and there are lots of fun activities offered. Check out 40 Winks with the Sphinx--haven't done that yet, but it's on my list!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is another wonderful museum that is a great place to go when you are in Philadelphia! It is located in the University of Pennsylvania area and has wonderful exhibits and objects. From a door that was used in Harry Potter to a 15 ton Egyptian Sphinx the experience will astound you! It is also known as The University of... More

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