Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Philadelphia Museum of Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:45 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A surprise around every corner - discover the cultural heart of Philadelphia. The museum’s landmark building houses one of the most remarkable collections in the country, featuring some of the greatest works of American, Asia, and European art anywhere. You’ll find van Gogh's Sunflowers, the world’s largest Marcel Duchamp and the only dedicated Rodin Museum outside France. Eat. Drink. Shop. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or the fiftieth, you’ll always see something new. Catch a world-class exhibition or get to know the masterpieces that live year-round in the museum’s 200+ galleries, including many stunning architectural spaces and period rooms. Then, browse an impressive collection of art books and more at the Museum Store and grab a bite made by Constellation Culinary at one of the cafés or Stir, the only Frank Gehry–designed restaurant on the East Coast. Kids 18 and under are always free. Bring the whole family and enjoy kid-friendly programs all year long.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Kreative-Thinking
Toms River, NJ31 contributions
World class museum
Sep 2021 • Couples
Top quality exhibits, helpful docents and wonderfully spacious, clean well lit facilities. The grounds were also wonderful. Loved the variety of contemporary and traditional art. The descriptive information on each piece was nicely done. This is a world class museum. Wish there had been more sculpture.
Written September 19, 2021
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George B
Puerto Rico998 contributions
Worth every minute I was inside
Sep 2021 • Friends
I spent around 2 and half hours touring the museum. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Next time we could consider a guided tour but you have to request that in advanced. Nevertheless it was a gratifying experience, as they have an ample collection of renown masters. The museum is very well organized. My favorite areas were on third floor. Recomended
Written September 12, 2021
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An0nyMs
Tucson, Arizona1,012 contributions
Start at Rodin Museum; try the North Entrance; visiting only 1-2 hours??
Sep 2021
I started at the Rodin Museum and bought a ticket there. It's a great little museum. An advantage of starting here is that the ticket you buy here doesn't require you to enter the Philadelphia Museum of Art at a particular time; the staff told me I could go in anytime (even though the ticket had a time printed on it). At busy times, you might want to confirm that.

I was the only visitor at the North Entrance. Besides being quiet, it's a good place to exit because the main museum store is there... you can buy what you want and not need to carry it around the museum with you.

The museum listing here recommends a visit of 1-2 hours. I can't believe that... it would take you a couple of hours just to walk through all of the galleries on three floors without stopping to see any art! Unless you aren't an art fan and you only want to see a few works (which is a shame after spending $25 to get in), I'd double that time estimate.
Written September 11, 2021
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Poodletoes
Dayton, OH396 contributions
Wonderful Museum - Not To Be Missed
Aug 2021
We were very impressed with this Museum. Lots of varied exhibits covering 3 floors. It is so varied that I don't know where to begin to tell about it. American Art, Modern and Contemporary Art, European Art, Asian Art, Arm and Armor, Renaissance Art, furniture from various eras and areas, on and on. We spent about 3 hours here.
Lot of people start out at the front of the Museum so they can run (or walk) up the famous steps from the Rocky movie. But right now that is not the entrance that one can use - You have to go around back to enter. One of the best views of the Philly skyline is said to be from the "Rocky" steps but my favorite view was actually from Wiggins Waterfront Park in Camden, NJ. There is a parking garage next to the museum. If you park here take your ticket into the Museum and have it validated before you leave or it will cost you more than double to park here. Live and Learn! Also this is a stop on those Hop on Hop Off buses.
Masks required inside, cafe on site, available baby nursing site.
Not being a person who always goes to Art Museums wherever I go, I would consider this a must do in Philly.
Written September 5, 2021
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cgpabon01
Northborough, MA478 contributions
The legendary museum and Rocky’s stairs…
Aug 2021 • Couples
Visiting a very interesting use museum , a landmark in Philadelphia, not only for being a museum you must visit while in Philadelphia, but because the legend of Rocky’s Ramos stairs that will prevail forever is there…
If in Phili, you must visit !
Written August 28, 2021
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U9153LAjoym
3 contributions
Beautiful
Aug 2021
Beautiful museum with many famous paintings. People were crowded around Starry Night by Van Gogh, but this is just one of many incredible pieces from that time period in this collection.
Written August 22, 2021
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Chris Dietz
Washington DC, DC116 contributions
Beautiful museum and expositions
Feb 2021 • Solo
Beautiful gem in Philly. Need to check to see what is showing when you visit, but based on multiple visits, you won’t be disappointed. And the view from the front steps down the avenue to downtown is awesome! Plus you can do the Rocky run up the stairs too!
Written August 19, 2021
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Mitchell S
Bethesda, MD488 contributions
A lot to see
Aug 2021
Loved the Barnes but this was my favorite. Very spacious so social distancing was easy. Collections were vast and impressive. If you want a pic with Rocky, there will likely be a line.
Written August 9, 2021
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Heidi_loves_travel
Melissa, TX267 contributions
See beyond the Rocky steps and go inside. You will NOT be disappointed.
Jul 2021
This is really one of the top art museums in the country. There are many artists and pieces you will immediately recognize, but there is also a great exhibit about current artists working in the Philadelphia area. The medieval arms and armor was really an impressive collection. I could go on and on. I know to many this is just the building with the Rocky steps, but please GO INSIDE! A bonus: your admission ticket also allows you to visit the Rodin Museum.
Written August 2, 2021
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ROXANN F
Florida58 contributions
AMAZING
May 2021
AMAZING, just amazing. This place is huge. Be sure to go on a day the weather is nice so you can walk all the way around the perimeter too. While you’re there,, check out the Rocky Balboa statue and take a pic. A lot of history in this place. Just awesome.
Written July 26, 2021
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