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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Address: 26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone Number: 215-763-8100
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Ranked #1 of 254 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: An impressive collection of European art housed in a stately...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:45 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 8:45 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: An impressive collection of European art housed in a stately, neoclassical building.
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful location and buildings. The artwork is a magnificent collection of diverse styles. Their special exhibits are fascinating and of the highest quality. There are major renovations in store to increase the exhibit area size to allow much more of their collections to be put on display and in much better lighting. If you can join one of the many... More 

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Castle Hayne
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see here. It's huge and definitely full of history. I'm glad we were able to fit this in on our trip. Rocky was little hard to find but we did! It was kind of cute watching people run up the stairs like Silvester Stallone did in the movie. My personal favorites were the paintings and... More 

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Fresno, Ca
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I ran the steps. What can I say? I'm a film buff, and Rocky is one of my favorites. I didn't have time to visit the museum, but, as our former Governor used to say "I'll be back".

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Balitmore
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18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

If I could only do 1 art museum in Philly i'd go to the Barnes instead- but if you have time for a second one, visit the old classic as well. The interior stair case alone is worth a viewing. More rooms of art than you can do in a day - so pick a few and dive in.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I was here before years ago and this time I really only had an hour or two. I need to come back to Philly again and spend the day here then see more exhibits.

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Dagsboro, Delaware, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Artwork is superb. Comfortable to walk around by myself. I was able to take notes and do a leisurely tour. I was not particularly impressed by the Rocky steps, but steps and statue were very popular with the young people.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Shocked! I was simply shocked..in a good way. Visiting my daughter who moved recently from Miami to Philadelphia (to work for the Kimmel Performing Arts Center) I discovered this Museum by shear accident. I needed to waste a day away while she worked and she told me to go to Phil Museum of Art to hang. I am not kidding,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The Philadelphia Museum may be small, but it is mighty and has some of the most significant and modern pieces know to humankind. And if you love Eakins, you are in heaven.

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Union, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a great museum . . . . Certaining on a par with the Metropolital Museum of Art in New York City. We were especially interested in the armor and arms section on the 2nd floor . . . . I saw two sword pistols . . . . I have been to many museums in my 78 years... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Our art museum houses so many wonderful collections, it's impossible NOT to find something you and a companion will like. Exhibits change often. Friday evening at the museum is a great time to see a new or a favorite exhibit, grab alight bite to eat, meet friends. Parking in the garage or on the streets. Plenty of restaurants in the... More 

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