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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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As featured in 3 days in Philadelphia
Ranked #1 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: This museum has perhaps the most dramatic location of any in the world being situated on a hill at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway... more »
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

I love it all....the architecture of the building, the collections (especially the early PA furniture), 19th and 20th century paintings and prints, and the view of the city from the east entrance.

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Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, United States
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I've had a membership at the Philadelphia Art Museum for a number of years. I drive past the museum several times each month and never tire of the majestic beauty of the structure. Each year the museum features several outstanding exhibits which are NOT to be missed. I never tire of going into the European gallery and sitting down to... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Lot of Monet and other good stuff. Wonderful walk from Le Meridien Hotel downtown to the Art Museum. World class.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Ended up at the museum by accident - had a lovely time. The exhibits are well maintained and the building beautiful.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The museum is somewhat limited in what they have to offer but is worth the visit. Try to go when there is a special exhibit that you are interested in.

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Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The armor room is a must for history/war buffs. An entire (very large) room dedicated to armor for people and horses!

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nashville
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

It was raining the day of the visit and all the staff was worried about making people check their umbrellas. They were rude about it.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I loved this museum and only regret not having enough time. It is beautiful, spacious and well organized. I particularly enjoyed the section with colonial era American furniture, because I have not seen such a collection before, but the "classic" paintings and sculptures exhibitions are great as well. Some rooms in the museum showing architecture have been transformed so it... More

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Bucks County, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

A family membership is well worth the investment. The traveling exhibits are absolutely incredible! If you are traveling into PHL on business this is one side trip you want to make sure to make time for.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This place was very nice, neat, and clean. Worth every penny and I am definitely coming back to visit. I had an amazing time!

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