Museums
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benj Franklin Pkwy
215.299.1000
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, founded in 1812, is the nation's oldest natural science research i... More >
The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch St
215.574.0380
The African American Museum in Philadelphia was founded in 1976, as part of the Bicentennial celebration, with the missi... More >
American Philosophical Society
428 Chestnut St
215.440.3400
The American Philosophical Society, America's first learned society, is internationally renown for its scholarly researc... More >
Arch Street Friends Meeting House
320 Arch St
215.627.2631
The Arch Street Meeting House was originally built to host the annual business sessions of the Religious Society of Frie... More >
Arch Street United Methodist Church
55 N Broad St
215.568.6250
The Arch Street United Methodist Church, the 2nd American Methodist church built in the Gothic style, is the oldest stru... More >
Art in City Hall
1401 Market St
7th Fl
215.686.9912
The Art In City Hall program showcases the work of both professional and emerging Philadelphia visual artists in a varie... More >
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine St
215.557.0455
The Asian Arts Initiative serves as a community arts center that encourages artists to express their diverse experiences... More >
Athenaeum of Philadelphia
219 S 6th St
215.925.3755
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, founded in 1814, is a special collections library that features materials connected with... More >
Betsy Ross House
239 Arch St
215.686.1252
The Betsy Ross House, built 250 years ago, now serves as a portal into the past for visitors. The house, home to Betsy R... More >
Carpenter's Hall
320 Chestnut St
215.925.0167
Carpenter's Hall, home to the First Continental Congress, Franklin's Library Company, The American Philosophical Society... More >
Center for Architecture
1218 Arch St
215.569.3186
The Center for Architecture offers free exhibitions throughout the year on a variety of topics along with permanent exhi... More >
Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut St
215.925.2222
The Chemical Heritage Foundation serves as a library, museum, and center for scholars and maintains various collections... More >
Christ Church
20 N American St
215.922.1695
The Historic Christ Church, also known as "The Nation's Church", was founded in 1695 as the first parish of the Church o... More >
Congress Hall
520 Chestnut St
215.965.2305
Congress Hall, finished in 1789, housed the U.S. Congress until 1800, the first presidential inaugurations and the estab... More >
Declaration House
701 Market St
215.965.2305
Thomas Jefferson stayed at the house of Jacob Graff, now known as The Declaration House, while he wrote The Declaration... More >
Eastern State Penitentiary
2124 Fairmount Ave
215.236.3300
Eastern State Peniteniary, considered to be the world's first true peniteniary, has held such notorious criminals as Wil... More >
Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site
532 N 7th St
215.597.8780
The Edgar Allen Poe National Historical Site contains the house of the famous writer, editor, poet and inventer of the d... More >
Elfreth's Alley
126 Elfreths Aly
215.574.0560
Elfreth's Alley, known as our nation's oldest residential street, has been home to over 3.000 people since 1702 and curr... More >
Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch St
215.561.8888
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, founded in 1977 by Marion Boulton Stroud, originally served as an organization that enco... More >
Fireman's Hall Museum
147 N 2nd St
215.923.1438
Fireman's Hall Museum, one of the nation's premier fire museums, showcases the history and heroic moments of Philadelphi... More >
Franklin Court
318 Market St
215.965.2305
Franklin Court, once the site of Benjamin Franklin's home, now includes a steel "ghost structure" outline of the origina... More >
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The Franklin Institute
222 N 20th St
215.448.1200
The Franklin Institute features the famous walk-through Giant Heart and exhibits called Space Command, Sports Challenge,... More >
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Franklin Square
200 N 6th St
215.629.4026
Franklin Square is one of Philadelphia's five original squares. Kids will love the Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel, P... More >
The Galleries At Moore
1920 Race St
215.965.4027
Open to the public and free of charge, The Galleries at Moore present a diverse range of innovative exhibitions, educati... More >
Gloria Dei "Old Swedes" Church
916 S Swanson St
215.389.1513
Gloria Dei "Old Swedes" Church was the first church of the New Sweden Colony, founded in 1638, and attracted the inhabit... More >
Historic Philadelphia, Inc.
116 S 3rd St
215.629.4026
Historic Philadelphia is an organization that strives to strenghten Philadelphia's tourism industry by enhancing the vis... More >
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St
215.732.6201
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest historical societies in the United States and is now one of... More >
Independence Hall
500 Chestnut St
215.965.7676
Independence Hall is the historic site of the Second Continental Congress, the signing of the Declaration of Independenc... More >
Independence National Historical Park
143 S 3rd St
800.537.7676
The Independence National Historical Park was established in 1956 to preserve several sites associated with the American... More >
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S Columbus Blvd
215.952.5439
Independence Seaport Museum maintains one of the largest maritime collections in North America, combining more than 25,0... More >
Independence Visitor Center
1 N Independence Mall W
215.965.7676
The Independence Visitor Center, located at 6th & Market Streets, provides visitors with helpful information about the I... More >
Liberty Bell Center
501 Market St
215.597.8974
The Liberty Bell Center provides visitors with a video presentation and exhibits about the Liberty Bell, focusing on its... More >
Lights of Liberty
150 S Independence Mall W
877.GO2.1776
Lights of Liberty, the first ambulatory sound and light show of its kind in the world, tells the story of Philadelphia t... More >
Mario Lanza Institute
712 Montrose St
215.238.9691
The Mario Lanza Institute honors the memory of the famous, South Philadelphia-born singer by providing scholarships to a... More >
The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania
1 N Broad St
215.988.1917
The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania contains one of the finest collections for the study of Freemasonry with... More >
Mikveh Israel Cemetary
820 Spruce St
215.922.5446
Mikveh Israel Cemetary, the oldest tangible evidence of Jewish communal life in Philadelphia, is now maintained by the M... More >
Mikveh Israel Congregation
44 N Fourth St
215.922.5446
Congregation Mikveh Israel, founded in the late 18th century, is one of the oldest synagogues in the United States and t... More >
Moore College of Art & Design
1920 Race St
215.965.4000
Moore College of Art & Design offers a full range of educational programs for boys and girls grades 1-12.... More >
Mother Bethel A.M.E Church
419 S 6th St
215.925.0616
Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in 1794 by Richard Allen as a response to the racial segreg... More >
Mummers Museum
1100 S 2nd St
215.336.3050
The Mummers Museum is a dedication to the Philadelphia celebration of the new year and includes a collection of mummer'... More >
Mutter Museum at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 S 22nd St
215.563.3737
The Mutter Museum began with only Thomas Dent Mutter's personal collection of unique anatomic and pathological materials... More >
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
215.409.6600
The National Constitution Center is an interactive museum in the heart of Philadelphia's historic district featuring mor... More >
National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut St
215.925.2800
The National Liberty Museum works to minimize violence and bigotry though the celebration of America's heritage of freed... More >
National Museum of American Jewish History
55 N 5th St
215.923.3811
The National Museum of Jewish American History, originally founded by the members of the Mikveh Israel Congregation, is... More >
New Hall Military Museum
320 Chestnut St
215.965.2305
The New Hall Military Museum originally housed the office of the first Secretary of War, Henry Knox, and his staff, and... More >
Old City Hall
501 Chestnut St
215.965.2305
Old City Hall was used as the home of the U.S. Supreme Court until the nation's capital moved to Washington D.C. It was... More >
Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church
412 Pine St
215.925.8051
Old Pine was founded in 1768 as the Third Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia and later became known as the "Church of t... More >
Old St. Joseph's Catholic Church
321 Willings Aly
215.923.1733
Old St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Philadelphia's oldest Catholic community, has been in continuous existence since... More >
Old St. Mary's Catholic Church
252 S 4th St
215.923.7930
Old St. Mary's, the second Roman Catholic institution in Philadelphia, was the site of the first public religious commem... More >
One Liberty Observation Deck
1650 Market St
57th Floor
(215) 561-3325
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118 N Broad St
215.972.7600
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was founded by Charles Willson Peale, William Rush and other artists in 1805 a... More >
Philadelphia History Museum at Atwater Kent
15 S 7th St
215.685.4830
The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent was founded by City Ordinance in 1938 to coincide with the 150th ann... More >
Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame & Rose Levis Museum
401 S Broad St
215.900.7999
The Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame displays the past, present and future of Jewish sportsmen and sportswomen in... More >
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benj Franklin Pkwy
215.763.8100
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, one of the largest museums in the United States, features renowned collections, acclaime... More >
Philadelphia Zoo
3400 W Girard Ave
215.243.1100
The Philadelphia Zoo is America's first zoo and hosts over 1,300 animals in its 42-acre Victorian garden. Philadelphia... More >
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
1020 South St
215.733.0390
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, a folk art environment, gallery space, and nonprofit organization, showcases the work of m... More >
Physick House
321 S 4th St
215.925.7866
The Physick House is the 19th century home of Dr. Philip Syng Physick, the "Father of American Surgery."... More >
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Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
215.581.3181
The Please Touch Museum opened in 1976 as the first museum of its kind in the United States. It continues to enrich the... More >
Polish American Cultural Center Museum
308 Walnut St
215.922.1700
The Polish American Cultural Center Museum highlights Polish customs, folk art, and other information about Poland's his... More >
Powel House
244 S 3rd St
215.627.0364
Powel House, a historic mansion owned by Samuel Powel, the "Patriot Mayor", during the Revolution, is considered America... More >
Rodin Museum
2201 Benj Franklin Pkwy
215.568.6026
The Rodin Museum showcases the work of Auguste Rodin with the largest collection of Rodin's work outside of Paris. The m... More >
Rosenbach Museum and Library
2008 Delancy St
215.732.1600
The Rosenbach Museum and Library, the original home of the Rosenbach brothers, contains one of the nation's greatest col... More >
Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catherine St
215.922.3456
The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial is the oldest tuition-free art school in the United States. Fleshier offers worksho... More >
Second Bank of the United States
420 Chestnut St
215.965.2305
The Second Bank of the United States served as one of the most influential financial institutions from 1816 to 1832. Its... More >
St. Augustine's Catholic Church
243 N Lawrence St
215.627.1838
St. Augustine's began in 1796 to serve the increasing amount of German and Irish immigrants in the northern sections of... More >
St. George's Methodist Church
235 N 4th St
215.925.7788
Historic St. Georges is American Methodist's oldest church building in continuous service. The church now serves as both... More >
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
313 Pine St
215.925.5968
St. Peter's Church was founded in 1758 by members of Christ Church and has been in continuous use since its first servic... More >
United States Mint
151 N Independence Mall E
215.408.0114
Philadelphia was the first location of The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792. It remains one of the only l... More >
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