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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The vast collections of Renaissance, American and Impressionist art make the Philadelphia Museum of Art one of the largest in the country. And its impressive collections, acclaimed exhibitions and special programs make the museum a cultural must-see. The astounding art collection here comprises more than 200 galleries housing more than...

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Tags: African-American, Arts & Culture, Museums & Attractions

Penn Museum

Penn Museum

This renowned museum is known for its collection of art and artifacts from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Greco-Roman World, Asia, Africa and the Americas (including a Native American exhibit). Gardens, fountains and a koi pond make the outside almost as impressive as the inside....

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Tags: African-American, Arts & Culture, Museums & Attractions

Liberty Bell Center

Liberty Bell Center

Inspired by the scripture quote engraved on its surface—“Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof”—the Liberty Bell served as a symbol to abolitionists who advocated for the emancipation of enslaved Africans. Visitors gravitate to the Liberty Bell Center to admire the history of the iconic bell,...

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Tags: Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, History, Icons, LGBT, Museums & Attractions

Liberty Bell Center

Liberty Bell Center

Inspired by the scripture quote engraved on its surface—“Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof”—the Liberty Bell served as a symbol to abolitionists who advocated for the emancipation of enslaved Africans. Visitors gravitate to the Liberty Bell Center to admire the history of the iconic bell,...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, History, Icons, LGBT, Museums & Attractions

Elfreth’s Alley

Elfreth’s Alley

America’s oldest—and possibly most charming—continuously inhabited street, is perfect for tiptoeing along the cobblestones and exploring its quaint museum. Weekend tours of Elfreth’s Alley are available Friday through Sunday. Visitors can get a rare glimpse inside the 18th-century private homes during special events in June and December....

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Tags: Architecture, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, History, LGBT, Museums & Attractions

Please Touch Museum®

Please Touch Museum®

Housed in Fairmount Park’s Memorial Hall, this major kids’ attraction includes two full floors of interactive exhibit zones, plus a fully restored century-old carousel. Kids can play and pretend amid Alice’s Wonderland, River Adventures and other hands-on fun....

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Tags: Family, Museums & Attractions

Please Touch Museum®

Please Touch Museum®

Housed in Fairmount Park’s Memorial Hall, this major kids’ attraction includes two full floors of interactive exhibit zones, plus a fully restored century-old carousel. Kids can play and pretend amid Alice’s Wonderland, River Adventures and other hands-on fun....

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Family, Museums & Attractions

The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute

As one of the leading science centers in the country and a prominent educational and cultural resource for Philadelphia, this popular museum demonstrates the science involved in life everywhere, from sports to space. The special exhibitions here add to 11 hands-on exhibits, such as the highly interactive Your Brain and...

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Tags: Ben Franklin, Family, Museums & Attractions

The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute

As one of the leading science centers in the country and a prominent educational and cultural resource for Philadelphia, this popular museum demonstrates the science involved in life everywhere, from sports to space. The special exhibitions here add to 11 hands-on exhibits, such as the highly interactive Your Brain and...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Ben Franklin, Family, Museums & Attractions

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