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Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Address: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone Number: 12157638100
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum...

As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs, both in person and online. Rising majestically at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Philadelphia Museum of Art stands as one of the great art institutions of the world. In the over 125 years since its founding, it has grown far beyond the limits originally set for it. Today, the Museum houses over 225,000 works of art encompassing some of the greatest achievements of human creativity, and offers a wealth of exhibitions and educational programs for a public of all ages.

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Amazing museum!

First of all, the museum is beautiful and iconic. The building itself is massive and gorgeously designed, sitting atop a hill with beautifully manicured grounds with fountains... read more

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all, the museum is beautiful and iconic. The building itself is massive and gorgeously designed, sitting atop a hill with beautifully manicured grounds with fountains. The steps were featured in Rocky, and it was cool to see them in real life. There is a great view of the city looking down from the top of the hill. Inside... More 

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Limassol Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Art was very good and I saw many pieces by artists for whom I have previously just seen reproductions. I was surprised by the Oriental rooms, the tea house was well arranged. It was a pay what you like day so I did not have a pre-booked ticket. I arrived 15 minutes before opening and was surprised that there... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is huge, but worth every wandering. So much to see. It is not to be missed. We had an interesting visit especially now as the Democratic Convention is next week so there are welcome signs , donkeys and messages everywhere outside the museum. The statue of Rocky has new grass placed by it. nice salad bar lunch, but there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Van Gogh exhibit sometime in 2012 and it was beautiful. We also visited other pavilions and for an art novice, I got the headphone guides and they actually explain the intricacies of the artworks which really makes you appreciate the artist and also understand that it's not just 'a painting' or 'a statue' but it's 'artwork' or... More 

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Parlin, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is a must-see if you are in the city and not just because of the Rocky steps. (There is a bronze Rocky statue at the bottom of the front steps to the right which looks little like Sylvester Stallone.) We arrived early so spent some time at the rear entrance which faces Fairmount Park. It... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brought my family that is visiting from Florida here. This is a lovely museum with such a great variety of art inside! Even the kids liked it. Love the Rocky Monument outside as well, and the big fountain in front. The only complaint I have is the quite large number of transients and panhandlers that hang around, asking for money... More 

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Chester County's Brandywine Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great collection of artworks by modern painters. Complimentary coat check. Ticket is good for multiple days. Magnificent exterior, magnificent interior, magnificent artworks, magnificent overall. Not to mention that the Rocky Statue & Rocky Steps outside of the Philadelphia Museum or Art are two emblematic attractions in Philly, the museum itself is absolutely magnificent! If you enter the museum from the... More 

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Belle, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Rocky statute is located at this facility and my co worker and I decided one evening after work to seek out this place and run the steps and play Eye of the Tiger. Had a blast.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove to the museum, which meant that we were treated to the lovely view of the Fairmont Park and the Schuylkill River from the parking garage entrance. So lovely overlooking the boathouse. The entrance on this side of the museum does not have the famous steps from the movie "Rocky" but there are many striking architectural features inside, including... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the Museum after being at Independence Hall. There was ample parking across street to north. Watch out for the scam artists. There were a bunch of them wanting to take pictures and giving lines for money. We actually had a police officer get one of them away. Once inside it was cool and a museum. Wasn't a... More 

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