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Philadelphia Museum of Art

26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-763-8100
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Ranked #1 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: An impressive collection of European art housed in a stately, neoclassical building.
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Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I didn't like the hot, muggy weather; but did enjoy the walk to the museum from our hotel. Lots to see and found a neat little used book store next to the fabulous public library.

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Wellington, Florida
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The Philadelphia Art Museum is the one thing we didn't do the last time we visited Philadelphia and with the exception of the marathon this was our number one priority. It's a amazingly beautiful museum. The museum is huge and is broken up in sections including European, American and Asian art. There's also a large collection of suits of armor... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

What a treat - after the initial shock of the entrance fee ($20) ywe were enthralled by the top quality paintings and sculptures. World-class exhibits, big name artists and intrguing finds around every corner. Watch out for large school parties hooging the more famous exhibits. Totally marvelous. Entrance fee includes entry to Rodin Museum (which was great too).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Went in quickly to use their bathroom facilities but we were amazed by the grandiose nature of this museum. there is also a nice cafeteria and we saw some children's art classes being given.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We entered the museum and were greeted pleasantly by the ticket counter crew. Thats the last nice staff we had the pleasure of encountering. The staff around the exhibits were snooty and aloof making us feel very uncomfortable. So much so we left without viewing much at all. To thank the museum we ran the stairs from rocky and posed... More

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Eastern PA
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I certainly underestimated the size of the museum; we spent 6 hours at the museum and rushed through a good part of it. The museum has a wonderful website where information about the art can be found; I called quite a few phone numbers (listed on the signs by a lot of the pieces) when I got home as well.... More

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California, USA
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The museum sits at the top of the Rocky steps. Large collection, especially of Impressionist works. You can get here by city bus. There weren't many taxis.

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Mantoloking, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

For the first time ever, I went by myself to the museum. What a good idea. I spent as long as I wanted at what I wanted

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Going from the place of City Hall in Philly, in the very core of the financial and commercial city, we headed by the bus toward the very nice part of the Philadelphia, beside the river Schuylkill. And the spot where is located this great museum is the very beginning of the as well magnificent Fairmount Park. So we were surrounded,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We visited while on a tourist trip to Philly and spent about 2.5 hours there. Nice place and it wasn't ridiculously expensive to get in ($14 if I remember). We saw a modern photography exhibit and then walked around a little to see the classics. Would recommend for art lovers.

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