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Painted Bride Art Center
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National Constitution Center
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Woodford Mansion
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Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church
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National Constitution Center
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Old City Hall
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The Franklin Institute
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Science History Institute
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Mutter Museum
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Penn Museum
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The Barnes Foundation
#1 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
Philadelphia has always been a great city for museums with the Franklin Institute, The Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum all readily accessible along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, but there is yet another museum...
We have visited a dozen of the best Post-Impressionist art museums in the world: Amsterdam's Van Gogh museum and Rijksmuseum; NYC's MOMA and Met; Paris's Musee d'orsay and The Louvre; Chicago's Art Institute of Ch...
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
#2 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
so much to see and do wonderful scenery the rocky statue the art museum steps the gorgous water fountain the museums great condo and apartments great food amazing atmosphere
And how happy we were to visit this world class art museum, after our time there I can truly say in my opinion it can hold it's own to any of the great art museums of Europe like the Louvre,the Prado or the Uffizi.
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Eastern State Penitentiary
#3 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
Fascinating, interesting and very different environment than typical museums.
ESP is walking distance to many Center City hotels and Philly's greatest museums.
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National Museum of American Jewish History
#4 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
Among the greatest Jewish museums of the world, the National Museum of American Jewish History offers the most comprehensive overview of American Jewish history available anywhere.
Usually Jewish History museums are just endless walls of reading but this was a delightful surprise & I definitely needed more time here.
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Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
#5 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
We first visited the Simeone in September 2015 and were amazed at the quality of the collection, having visited many other car museums around the world.
We were in Philadelphia for the weekend for museums and biking.
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Museum of the American Revolution
#6 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
It is one of best museums i have visited and since it is walking distance to many of the great historical landmarks in Philadelphia, you can make a day out of experiencing the making of America.
This is one of Philadelphia wonderful museums and attractions of early American and colonial attractions.
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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
#7 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
In a city replete with fabulous art collections displayed at museums on the Parkway this jewel is often overlooked.
Pippin became a well known African American painter with solo shows in major museums and paintings of various genres in public and private collections.
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Rodin Museum
#8 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
The Rodin museum is an easy, interesting visit.The sculptures are familiar to most people who are knowledgeable about his work.Where many museums are exhausting to tour, this is an easy, doable visit!
Well worth visiting, especially since all of Philadelphia's other major museums are literally only steps away!
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Please Touch Museum
#9 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
It was a tad pricey, but I live in MD where all National DC museums are free.
We picked to visit the Please Touch Museum after seeing it was rated one of the top Autism-friendly museums in the country.
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Independence Hall
#10 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
Can you believe you actually get to view this amazing iconic Liberty Bell 'for free' as with so many US treasures and museums, this amazing bell and museum is free to the public.
Besides that, there are several small museums, statues, etc. that all beg to be browsed as well as many gardens and sitting areas.
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National Liberty Museum
#11 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
the museums were great and so was the cheese steaks.
This is a humungous task, but the Museum rises to the challenge through inter-active exhibits, contemporary works of art and illustrated stories of heroes from all walks of life and backgrounds.
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Penn Museum
#12 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
This is a small museum (compared to the large museums), but we were impressed with the types of artifacts and the diversity of cultures they covered.
Yet, as an avid museum visitor in my travels around the globe, this is definitely one of my favorites all-time museums.
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National Constitution Center
#13 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
This highly informative, educational museum is definitely one of the top museums in the city.
With Philly having so many great museums, it's impressive that museums like this continue to find creative ways of teaching their stories.
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The Franklin Institute
#14 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
Truly one of the best, most educational, thoughtfully designed and engaging and wonderful museums for kids of ALL ages.
There is so much to do and on a beautiful day you can walk to other museums in the area or even to Love Park and the Rocky Statue.
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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
#15 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
There's portraits in museums everywhere.
A small museum and open art space dedicated to mosaic with a variety of objects.
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Benjamin Franklin Museum
#16 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
I normally get a bit bored in museums after a while, but this was the best thought out, best set out, most interesting museum experience I have ever had, and Benjamin Franklin is my new hero.
That is very high praise indeed, especially when you consider that we also visited 4 of the famous Smithsonian museums in Washington DC on the same vacation.
Mutter Museum
#17 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
The museum itself is very small compared to other museums but the specimens exhibited there were so well preserved and are truly magnificent if you are interested in anything that has to do with medicine or into t...
This is one of the coolest and most interesting museums I've visited.
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Independence Seaport Museum
#18 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
Together these are two of the best floating museums/restored ships we have visited.
This is an interesting museum for all ages The history of seafaring and the history of the US Navy presented in interesting manner that will captivate youngsters and adults
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Fireman's Hall
#19 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
This is one of those museums that runs on the dedication of volunteers and other community advocates.
Wonderful Free (donations appreciated) Museum
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Betsy Ross House
#20 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
We only had a short time to see museums before our flight home and we choose this and it was a good decision.
More than just a historic house, Betsy Ross House is a mini museum dedicated to Betsy Ross, the Flag, Revolution-era living, and, most interestingly, women's role in the Revolution.
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Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
#21 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
Happy we were able to bring our own lunch and to sit in their cafeteria which honestly was cheaper then some other eateries in museums.
Admission is pretty pricey, but thanks to our membership at a reciprocal museum we were able to get in for free!! My son was in heaven with all the dinosaur skeletons!
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Old City Hall
#22 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
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Science History Institute
#23 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
CHF is centrally located to many other interesting museums as well.
offers so many excellent programs and their museum is very enjoyable.
Second Bank of the United States
#24 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
If you have an interest in the American Revolution or U.S. history in general for that matter, this is an important stop, even in a city with many important historic places and museums to visit.
Amazing place with photos of all the United States presidents, great history museum.
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Franklin Court
#25 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
Museum is filled with interactive exhibits that surprised and astonished me as I learned about Franklin and fossils, astronomy, and volcanoes (??).
It was also fun to mail a postcard we bought in the Ben Franklin museum at the post office.
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Rosenbach Museum and Library
#26 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
This is a museum and library, you can make an appointment to see and handle the historic manuscripts, of which they have many great ones.
This small but mighty library/museum is a treasure.
Philadelphia History Museum
#27 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
In addition to the kindness of the staff at the entrance (some of which happen to be historians and are ready to share their knowledge with you), this museums leverages successfully new mediums of communication: v...
This was one of the best small museums we have ever visited.
USS Becuna
#28 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
Our tour was narrated by a docent from the Independence Seaport Museum.
The Seaport Museum, The Olympia, and the Becuna, are a great way to spend the day!!
Franklin Print Shop
#29 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
I am glad we stopped in after visiting the Ben Franklin museum which was definetely worth it.
Woodmere Art Museum
#30 of 106 Museums in Philadelphia
Other programs offered by the museum include lectures, music recitals, family art making & story telling, docent tours, adult art classes, classic film showings, etc. if you're a lover of the arts or just casually...
Chestnut Hill is a beautiful area of Philadelphia--- filled with "one of a kind" shopping, good local restaurants, and this wonderful hidden gem of an art museum.