Top Museums in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)

Museum of the American Revolution
  • Museum of the American Revolution

    The Museum of the American Revolution (formerly The American Revolution Center) is a Philadelphia museum dedicated to telling the story of the American Revolution. The museum was opened to the public on April 19, 2017, the anniversary of the first battle of the war, Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775.
Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art

    2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
    The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the United States. We have world-class collections, exhibitions, programs...and some pretty well-known steps.
Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
  • Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

    1020 South St 19147 Philadelphia PA United States
    Covering half a city block of indoor and outdoor space, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (PMG) glistens with creativity and urban renaissance. Artist Isaiah Zagar began tiling South Street in the 1960s and never stopped, eventually building a mosaic garden out of ceramic shards, broken mirrors, bicycle spokes, and vivid splashes of dyed cement. The tiled passages of PMG weave over and under ground, and perhaps more than anything through the mind of a dedicated and obsessed artist.
Eastern State Penitentiary
  • Eastern State Penitentiary

    2027 Fairmount Ave (btwn Corinthian Ave & 22nd St) Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
    Opened in 1829 as part of a controversial movement to change the behavior of inmates through "confinement in solitude with labor," Eastern State Penitentiary quickly became one of the most expensive and most copied buildings in the young United States.
The Academy of Natural Sciences
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy 19103 Philadelphia PA United States
    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is America’s oldest natural history museum and a world leader in biodiversity and environmental research. For 200 years, the Academy has explored the remarkable diversity of our natural world, sharing these discoveries with the public through extraordinary collections, innovative exhibits, educational programming, and publications.
Penn Museum
  • Penn Museum

    3260 South St 19104 Philadelphia PA United States
    The Penn Museum (the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) is dedicated to the study and understanding of human history and diversity. Founded in 1887, the Museum has sent more than 350 archaeological and anthropological expeditions to all the inhabited continents of the world. With an active exhibition schedule and educational programming for children and adults, the Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind's collective heritage. The Penn Museum is located at ...
The Barnes Foundation
Mütter Museum
  • Mütter Museum

    19 S 22nd St (at Ludlow St) Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
    A medical museum located in the Center City area that contains a vast collection of medical oddities, anatomical and pathological specimens, wax models, and antique medical equipment.
Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
  • Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

    6825 Norwitch Dr 19153 Philadelphia PA United States
    Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars. Through our theme, “The Spirit of Competition”, we celebrate the history and evolution of these magnificent machines. Assembled over 50 years by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 75 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford and more. The Museum is available for weddings, parties, corporate events, sales presentations ...

    1100 S 2nd St 19147 Philadelphia PA United States
    opened in 1976, and is dedicated to the Philadelphia celebration of the New Year. see our web site; for more information or email us
Rosenbach Museum and Library
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library

    The Rosenbach is located within two 19th-century townhouses at 2008 and 2010 Delancey Place in Philadelphia. The historic houses contain the collections and treasures of Philip Rosenbach and his younger brother Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach. The brothers owned the Rosenbach Company which became the preeminent dealer of rare books, manuscripts and decorative arts during the first half of the 20th century. Dr. Rosenbach in particular was seminal in the rare book world, helping to build libraries such as the ...
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
  • The Fabric Workshop and Museum

    The Fabric Workshop and Museum, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, is a non-profit arts organization devoted to creating new work in new materials and new media in collaboration with emerging, nationally, and internationally recognized artists. Founded in 1977, the Fabric Workshop and Museum has an Artist-in-Residence Program, an extensive permanent collection of new work created by artists in collaboration with the Workshop, in-house and touring exhibitions, and comprehensive educational programming including lectures, tours, in-school presentations, and student apprenticeships.
Woodford Mansion
  • Woodford Mansion

    33rd St & Dauphin Drive, E Fairmount Park 19132 Philadelphia PA United States
    Woodford is a Blue Star Museum. Active military and their families receive free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Events at Please Touch Museum, Memorial Hall
  • Events at Please Touch Museum, Memorial Hall

    4231 Avenue of the Republic Ave 19131 Philadelphia PA United States
    Steps away from the Schuylkill River, nestled within the picturesque Fairmount Park, lies the architecturally magnificent Memorial Hall. This national treasure from Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exhibition is now home to Please Touch Museum® and serves as one of the region’s most spectacular event spaces, accommodating a sit-down dinner for up to 1,000 guests and receptions as large as 3,000 guests. From elaborate weddings and bar & bat mitzvahs to unique corporate galas and philanthropic productions, Please Touch Museum® at Memorial ...
Philadelphia History Museum
  • Philadelphia History Museum

    The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent at 15 South 7th Street between Market and Ranstead Streets in Center City, Philadelphia was founded in 1938 to be Philadelphia's city history museum. The museum occupies architect John Haviland's landmark Greek Revival structure built in 1824–26 for the Franklin Institute. The Museum operates as a city agency as part of Philadelphia's Department of Recreation. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 1, 1979.
African American Museum in Philadelphia
  • African American Museum in Philadelphia

    The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is notable as the first museum funded and built by a municipality to help preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans. Opened during the 1976 Bicentennial celebrations, the AAMP is located in historic Philadelphia, a few blocks away from the Liberty Bell.
Underground Art Museum
  • Underground Art Museum

    525 S 4th St 19147 Philadelphia PA United States
    The Underground Art Museum specializes in fine art, and antique works of art. We are currently accepting offers on all gallery artworks. For any general questions, or inquiries on specific artwork, please contact us.
Penn Museum Young Friends
  • Civil War Museum of Philadelphia

    The Civil War Museum of Philadelphia (formerly the Civil War and Underground Railroad Museum of Philadelphia and previously the Civil War Library and Museum) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, claims to be the oldest chartered American Civil War institution in the United States. The museum was founded in 1888 by veteran officers of the Union Army, Navy and Marine Corps. In 2008, the museum closed to the public in anticipation of a move to other quarters. In June 2016 the museum announced that ...