Philadelphia Museums
Philadelphia County


Be sure to visit at least one of the Philadelphia museums located in Philadelphia County PA when you visit the southeastern part of the state.

You'll find a nice variety of museums kids, teens and adults will enjoy.

Browse the collections, enjoy the interactive exhibits and spend a few hours learning a bit of history.

All of these museums are located in the City of Brotherly Love.


Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia PA 19103
215-299-1000
http://www.ansp.org
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Mon-Fri 10 AM-4:30 PM, Sat-Sun 10 AM-5 PM

  • Displays
  • One of the Philadelphia museums with educational programs
  • Live animal center
  • Hands on programs
  • Dinosaur exhibits
  • Butterfly exhibits
natural science museum dinosaur

African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia PA 19106
215-574-0380
http://www.aampmuseum.org

Tues-Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM

  • One of the Philadelphia museums with events
  • Exhibits
  • Displays
  • Programs
  • Workshops
  • Collections include art, clothing, books, furniture, tools, musical instruments


American Philosophical Society Museum
104 South 5th Street
Philadelphia PA 19106
215-440-3442
http://www.apsmuseum.org

March to Labor Day - Thurs-Sun 10 AM-4 PM
Day after Labor Day to end of February - Fri-Sun 10 AM-4 PM

  • History, science and art
  • Artifacts, fine arts items


American Revolution Center
111 S Independence Mall East
Philadelphia PA 19106
215-253-6731
http://www.americanrevolutioncenter.org

  • One of the Philadelphia museums with artifacts
  • Manuscripts
  • Programs
  • Interactive displays
  • Art
statue of a soldier in the Revolutionary War with a blue and gold jacket, American flag, and hat beside a white tent with Enter written in blue letters

American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19145
215-389-1776
http://www.americanswedish.org

Tues-Fri 10 AM-4 PM, Sat-Sun 12-4 PM

  • Swedish culture and heritage
  • 12 galleries
  • One of the Philadelphia museums with exhibits
  • Events
  • Educational programs

Arthur Ross Gallery
University of Pennsylvania
220 South 34th Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
215-898-2083
http://www.upenn.edu/ARG/index.html

Tues-Fri 10 AM-5 PM, Sat-Sun 12-5 PM

  • Events
  • Exhibits
  • One of the Philadelphia museums with public and private collections


Athenaeum of Philadelphia
219 S 6th Street
Philadelphia PA 19106
215-925-2688
http://www.philaathenaeum.org

Mon-Fri 9 AM-5 PM, 1st Saturday of month 10 AM-2 PM

  • Special collections library
  • 1800's American fine and decorative arts
  • Exhibits

old sewing machine in a fabric museum in Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19106
215-925-2222
http://www.chemheritage.org/exhibits/exhibits_flash.html

Mon-Fri 10 AM-4 PM, First Friday of each month 10 AM-8 PM

  • Items about the history of chemistry
  • Exhibits
  • Collections include historical art, photographs, objects


Elfreths Alley Museum
126 Elfreths Alley
Philadelphia PA 19106
215-574-0560
http://www.elfrethsalley.org

Philadelphia museums Elfreths Alley buildings

Mon-Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM

  • National Historic Landmark District
  • In Old City Philadelphia
  • Information on early days of Philadelphia on Elfreth's Alley, an historic residential street


Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch St
Philadelphia PA 19107
215-561-8888
http://www.fabricworkshopandmuseum.org

Mon-Fri 10 AM-6 PM, Sat-Sun 12-5 PM

  • Exhibits
  • Educational programs
  • Collections
  • One of the Philadelphia museums with contemporary art
  • 5,500+ objects


Fireman's Hall Museum
147 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19106
215-923-1438
http://www.firemanshall.org

Tues-Sat 10 AM-4:30 PM, 10 AM-9 PM 1st Friday of every month

  • Philadelphia firefighting
  • Exhibits and artifacts include tools, uniforms, photographs
old preserved firemen's blue uniforms and gold hats in a Philadelphia museum in PA

Fort Mifflin
Fort Mifflin & Hog Island Roads
Philadelphia PA 19153
215-685-4167
http://www.fortmifflin.us
 

April to December 15 - Wed-Sun 10 AM-4 PM

  • Battlefield of the Revolutionary War
  • Historic restored buildings
  • National Historic Landmark
  • Programs
  • Events


Franklin Institute
222 N 20th Street
Philadelphia PA 19103
215-448-1200
www.fi.edu

9:30 AM-5 PM daily

  • Theaters
  • Planetarium
  • Exhibits
  • Science and technology museum
  • Educational programs
  • Interactive exhibits
  • Live science shows

Glen Foerd On The Delaware
5001 Grant Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19114
215-632-5330
http://www.glenfoerd.org

Glen Foerd on the Delaware white mansion

Tues-Fri 10 AM-2 PM

  • Grounds include the mansion, boat house, rose garden, cottage, water tower


Grand Army of Republic Museum
4278 Griscom Street
Philadelphia PA 19124
215-289-6484
http://www.garmuslib.org

Tues 12-4 PM, 1st Sunday of every month 12-5 PM

  • Civil War museum
  • Artifacts, books


Historic Philadelphia
123 Chestnut Street Suite 401
Philadelphia PA 19106
215-629-5801
http://historicphiladelphia.org

Historic Rittenhouse Town

206 Lincoln Dr
Philadelphia PA 19144
215-438-5711
http://www.rittenhousetown.org

historic Rittenhouse Square buildings

June-September - tours available 12-4 PM

  • National Historic Landmark
  • Events
  • Educational programs


Independence Seaport Museum
211 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia PA 19106
215-925-5439
http://www.phillyseaport.org

10 Am-5 PM daily

  • Boat and boat building information and exhibits
  • Interactive exhibits
  • Educational programs
  • One of the Philadelphia museums with workshops
  • Ship tour


Institute of Contemporary Art
University of Pennsylvania
118 S 36th Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
215-898-7108
http://www.icaphila.org

Wed-Fri 12-8 PM, Sat-Sun 11 AM-5 PM

  • Exhibits
  • Educational programs
  • Events
three boats on the blue water underneath the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia

Johnson House Historic Site
6306 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia PA 19144
215-438-1768
http://johnsonhouse.org

Thurs-Fri 10 AM-4 PM, Saturdays 1-4 PM

  • Quaker family home
  • National Historic Landmark
  • History on the abolitionist movement


La Salle University Art Museum
1900 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia PA 19141
215-951-1000
http://www.lasalle.edu/museum

Mon-Fri 10 AM-4 PM, Sunday 2-4 PM, closed over the summer on Sundays

  • Exhibits
  • American and European art


Marian Anderson Residence Museum
762 S Marian Anderson Way
Philadelphia PA 19102
215-732-9505
http://www.mariananderson.org

Mario Lanza Institute Museum
712 Montrose St
Philadelphia PA 19147
215-238-9691
http://www.mario-lanza-institute.org/museum.htm

Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat 11 AM-3 PM

  • Exhibits include posters, photos, costumes
National Constitution Center in Phillie PA We the People on an antique scroll sitting on a red and white stripe and white stars on a blue background US flag

Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania
1 North Broad Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
215-988-1934
http://www.pagrandlodge.org/mlam

Tues-Fri 9 AM-5 PM, Sat 9 AM-noon

  • 30,000+ item collection

Museum of Nursing History
Friends Hospital
4641 Roosevelt Bouldvard
Philadelphia PA 19124
215-831-7819
http://www.nursinghistory.org

  • Exhibits
  • Artifacts and memorabilia include letters, books, equipment, caps


National Constitution Center
Independence Mall
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia PA 19106
215-409-6600
http://www.constitutioncenter.org
 

Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-5 PM, Sat 9:30 AM-6 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM

  • Interactive
  • Museum is about the US Constitution
  • Exhibits
  • Programs
  • Events

National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut St
Philadelphia PA 19106
215-925-2800
http://www.libertymuseum.org

10 AM-5 PM Tues-Sun, Mon 10 AM-5 PM summer only Memorial Day to Labor Day

  • Glass art exhibits
  • One of the Philadelphia museums with interactive exhibits
  • Honors 2,000 heroes
  • Contemporary art

tables with green cloths and wire chairs in a room with a crystal chandelier, two fireplaces and windows with olive green curtains in Philadelphia Independence Hall

National Museum of American Jewish History
Independence Mall East
55 North 5th Street
Philadelphia PA 19106
215-923-3811
http://www.nmajh.org

  • Educational programs
  • Exhibits
  • Interactive displays
  • Theater
  • Artifacts


Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
118-128 N Broad St
Philadelphia PA 19102
215-972-7600
http://www.pafa.org/Museum/19

Tues-Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 11 AM-5 PM

  • American art
  • Sculpture, paintings, paper works
  • Exhibits
  • Educational programs
  • Classes
archaeology vases on a wall in a Philadelphia Pennsylvania museum

Philadelphia Doll Museum
2253 North Broad Street
Philadelphia PA 19132
215-787-0220
http://www.philadollmuseum.com

Thurs–Sat 10 AM–4 PM, Sundays 12-4 PM

  • African American dolls
  • Doll making and doll history


Philadelphia History Museum
15 South 7th Street
Philadelphia PA 19106
215-685-4830
http://philadelphiahistory.org

Wed-Sun 1-5 PM

  • Interactive displays


Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art building

26th St & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia PA 19130
215-763-8100
http://www.philamuseum.org

Main Building - Tues-Thurs, Sat-Sun 10 AM-5 PM, Friday 10 AM-8:45 PM (certain galleries only)

Perelman Building - Tuesday-Sunday 10 AM–5 PM

  • 225,000+ objects
  • Modern and comtemporary art
  • American and European collections
  • Exhibits
  • Programs


Please Touch Museum
Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia PA 19131
215-581-3181
http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org

Avenue of the Republic was formerly North Concourse Drive

Mon-Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sun 11 AM-5 PM

  • For kids under 7 years of age
  • Uses hands on play to teach kids
  • Interactive exhibits


Polish American Cultural Center Museum
308 Walnut St
Philadelphia PA 19106
215-922-1700
http://www.polishamericancenter.org/Museum_Frame.htm

January-April Mon-Fri 10 AM-4 PM
May-December Mon-Sat 10 AM-4 PM

  • Polish culture and history
  • Exhibits include paintings, folk ark


Rodin Museum
Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19101
215-568-6026
http://www.rodinmuseum.org

Tues-Sun 10 AM-5 PM

  • Works of Auguste Rodin, French sculptor
round spiral fossils

Romanian Museum & Gallery
1606 Spruce Street
Philadelphia PA 19103
215-732-6780
http://www.romanianculture.us/museum.html
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  • Artifacts
  • Exhibits


Stenton Museum
4601 N 18th Street
Philadelphia PA 19140
215-329-7312
http://www.stenton.org

Tues-Sat 1-4 PM April to December

  • Historic house museum with Georgian architecture
  • Grounds house a mansion, icehouse, barn and gardens
  • Originally owned by the Logan family who were Quakers
  • Late 17th to 18th century collections

The Design Center
Goldie Paley House
4200 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19144
215.951.2860
http://www.philau.edu/designcenter

Mon-Fri 10 AM-4 PM

  • Exhibits of current and past designs
  • Programs
  • Events
  • Focuses on architecture, interior, graphic, product and textile design, fashion

The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street
Philadelphia PA 19103
215-735-6090
http://www.printcenter.org

Tues-Sat 11 AM-5:30 PM

  • Photography and print making
  • Solo and group exhibits
  • Educational programs
  • Traveling exhibits

dinosaur skeleton in a Pennsylvania museum

The Rosenbach Museum & Library
2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia PA 19103
215-732-1600
http://www.rosenbach.org

Tuesday and Friday 12-5 PM, Wed-Thurs 12-8 PM, Sat-Sun 12-6 PM

  • In an 1860s townhouse
  • Exhibits
  • Collections include rare books, furniture, paintings, sculpture
  • Programs


University of PA Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
3260 South Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
215-898-4001
http://www.penn.museum

Tues-Sat 10 AM-4:30 PM, Sun 1-5 PM

  • One of the Philadelphia museums with exhibits
  • Programs
  • Collections
  • World wide materials and artifacts


University of the Arts
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia PA 19102
217-717-6328
http://www.uarts.edu/see-do/galperfspc.html

Various galleries including:

  • Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery in Anderson Hall. Mon-Fri 10 AM-5 PM, Sat 12-5 PM
  • Gallery One in Hamilton Hall
  • Hamilton Gallery, Arronson Gallery and Solmssen Court in Hamilton Hall. Mon-Fri 10 AM-5 PM, Sat 12-4 PM
  • Sol Mednick Gallery in Terra Hall. Mon-Fri 10 AM-8 PM, Sat 10 AM-4 PM, Sun 12-4 PM - Gallery 1401 in Terra Hall. Mnon-Fri 10 AM-8 PM, Sat 10 AM-4 PM,   Sun  12-4 PM
  • Richard C von Hess Illustration Gallery in Anderson Hall. Mon-Fri 9 AM-4 PM
spiral fossils and red, gray, tan and white stones in a archaelogy museum

Wagner Free Institute of Science
1700 West Montgomery Ave
Philadelphia PA 19121
215-763-6529
http://www.wagnerfreeinstitute.org

Tues-Fri 9 AM-4 PM

  • Natural history specimens. Collections include fossils, rocks, birds, mammals, minerals
  • Library with scientific works


Wood Turning Center
501 Vine Street
Philadelphia PA 19106
215-923-8000
http://www.woodturningcenter.org

Tues-Fri 10 AM-5 PM, Sat 12-5 PM

  • Wood art - turned and carved wood objects
  • Educational programs
  • Collections
  • Exhibits
Wyck Historic House rose garden with pink and yellow roses

Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19118
215-247-0476
http://www.woodmereartmuseum.org

Tues-Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sun 1-5 PM

  • Phillie area art
  • Exhibits
  • Collections
  • Educational programs
  • Classes


Wyck Historic House & Garden
6026 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19144
215-848-1690
http://www.wyck.org

April - mid December Tues, Thurs, Sat 1-4 PM

  • 18th and 19th century furniture, ceramics
  • Rose garden (30+ varieties)
  • Tours
  • Historic farm buildings
  • Artifacts
  • Events 

Enjoy visiting one of the many Philadelphia museums on a fun getaway!






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