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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
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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Brentwood, New Hampshire
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We have been members of the Museum for 4 years now. Well worth the price. The shows and galleries are all different.plus you get to see the Perelman and the Rodin are included; Best bargain in Philly..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I love art museums and this one was great! There was so much to see and the scope of their collections was amazing. The Japanese tea house was great, my boys kept asking how they fit a whole house inside. I enjoyed the paintings, my husband enjoyed all the Asian art, and the kids went nuts over the ruins and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

A wonderful museum with beautifully displayed art work. You can spend the whole day there! It's not so much the individual pieces, as the harmony of paintings, sculptures, and various objects occupying the specially designed spaces. Very interesting and compelling. $20-ticket is good for 2 days and includes admission to the Rodin Museum (closed Tue) and Perelman Building (closed Mon,... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Large enough to be able to find something for our entire family. Loved the Impressionist paintings on the first floor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Really enjoyed the museum, robust collection of modern art and Asian Artifacts. Paul Klee, Georgia Okeefe, Van Gogh, Picasso and others. All interesting and individual inspiring. But the display is sterile, no Wow factor anywhere! The building exterior is more imposing that impressive. Very kid friendly though and the cafeteria food is good.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Beautiful building filled with a wide array of paintings, art objects and special exhibits, worth the price of admission, though allow lost of time.

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Baton Rouge, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This was our first visit to a true Art Museum and I was in awe of the exhibits. We spent hours wandering through the elaborate displays of history and culture. The intricate layout was intoxicating and ever so enlightening.

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Of course the Rocky steps, but much more. I really enjoyed the indoor settings of churches, temples and buildings (indoor Japanese garden and buildings, Chinese and Indian temples, French courtyard), which is a nice break from looking at pictures on walls. Aside from just the collection, go out the back door (or for shorter lines...enter from the backside) to see... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I liked this museum better than the MET in NYC. All of the works were beautifully displayed. There were several school tours while we were there and it was wonderful to see the children excited about works of art. The Rodin museum was also very nice included in the price of admission for a two day ticket.

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Washington Crossing, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Went to see the photo exhibit that I was told was Stieglitz. Some of his work was presented along with others of his time. I was a little disappointed in not seeing more Stieglitz. Now the reason that this museum is so cool is because another exhibit..THE OUTSIDERS was also on display and was EXCELLENT! Now get this...free headsets for... More 

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