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Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Address: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2399
Phone Number:
+1 215-763-8100
Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:45
Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 20:45
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum...

As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs, both in person and online. Rising majestically at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Philadelphia Museum of Art stands as one of the great art institutions of the world. In the over 125 years since its founding, it has grown far beyond the limits originally set for it. Today, the Museum houses over 225,000 works of art encompassing some of the greatest achievements of human creativity, and offers a wealth of exhibitions and educational programs for a public of all ages.

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Fantastic museum!

I only had about an hour and a half before needing to head to the airport. As of April 19th, the Rocky steps were currently unavailable as they are building the stadium for the... read more

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I only had about an hour and a half before needing to head to the airport. As of April 19th, the Rocky steps were currently unavailable as they are building the stadium for the NFL draft. The museum itself was very impressive with a large impressionist collection! The docents also went out of their way to point out pieces to... More 

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Noida, India
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If you're a fan of art and ancient tapestries, you surely wouldn't be disappointed with this one. Extremely well preserved and with a wide selection of scriptures, this place should be a definite in your itinerary in Philly. :D

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This watercolors exhibit is an extensive chronological presentation of the history of the watercolor movement in America in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Near the end, it includes side-by-side comparisons of works by Winslow Homer and Sargent, and it is a great way to see the very different approach each artist had for similar subjects such as sailboats and... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I was at art school, this was a museum I visited quite often. Beautifully kept, loads of exhibits, night events, tours, lectures, movies and even "pay what you wish" days (great for students!) now that I am a parent, we return here quite often (from northern NJ) for the kids programs. They have free hand outs you can pick... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was impressed the collections they got and it's very easy to come here from airport during the stop over time. I enjoyed my time before my next flight to Paris. Perfect for raining day if you don't have much time to visit this historical city.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I almost had to be talked into this, but this museum is worth a visit, and not just because of the steps. The collection is pretty wide-ranging, with some impressive religious works from East Asia, the Byzantine Empire, and a Japanese tea house. The European collection is pretty good -- a van Gogh Sunflowers, an impressive pointilist revue, and a... More 

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We only had an hour. What a shame. The museum has a lot to see. Starting with the building itself, just beautiful. We went for the impressionist. The museum has plenty of them. Walking throughout we went to different "room" where they had furniture. It was very nice and we regretted not having more time. Those working on the museum... More 

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Fascinating and an amazing collection. Well worth the trip. Get there when they open to avoid crowds. Start on top floor and work your way down. Most visitors do the opposite. Excellent gift shop too and their cafe has good food T reasonable prices plus you are supporting the museum.

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We went here for The American Watercolor Exhibition and found it to spectacular. They also have a collection of Medieval Armour that is really cool!

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I have to admit to being very pleasantly surprised by the range and diverse art I found here.I have my heroes and favorites artists, All were represented by either well known works or by works that I did not even know existed... never discussed or copied for publication in books or prints. Just as my favorites at the Art Institute... More 

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