American Philosophical Society Museum

American Philosophical Society Museum

American Philosophical Society Museum
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1234texas
Seabrook, TX5,020 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The location is incredible--right next to Independence Hall and on the same square. The outside of the structure is very nice and well maintained. I think I just covered all of the good points. This is worth a quick look and not much more.

Inside is touted to have some "good stuff," but I failed to find it. The entrance hall is a little tight and there were a number of people milling about. Move on!
Written 1 October 2019
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Micaela MacDougall
Annapolis, MD285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
My dad, a Philly native, complimented me on finding this gem of a museum that he had never heard of. The history of the society goes back further than the country - they were the ones who organized the Lewis & Clark expedition. The current exhibit is on maps of early America and provides a fascinating window on the ideology of the period. The collection is extensive, and the exhibit thoughtfully done. With free entry and a building literally next door to Independence Hall, there’s no reason not to go. The exterior door is step free; inside wheelchair access is provided by a stairlift with a weight limit of 495 lb. followed by a standard elevator.
Written 24 April 2019
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Darlene H
Waukesha, WI1,333 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
This museum is in the Independence mall area. The plaque outside says it’s the American Philosophical museum. Lots of reading and well worth the time.
Written 25 November 2018
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ephyfe
Wilmington, DE673 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
This large and impressive building is in the same Independence square as Independence Hall, and is adjacent to it. It’s worthy of a stop, basically one small exhibit on one floor of the building, the exhibit itself is nothing special. If you visit Independence Hall then you should go here just to see the inside of the building. Given the size and location right next to Independence Hall and the high-ranking people involved this must have been a very important society, as important or more important than the Free Masons.
Written 12 November 2018
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CJProma
Pittsburgh, PA44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Really a great little spot to stop in if you are interested. It is free and open weekends. They are currently running a great show on Ben Franklin.
Written 2 September 2018
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jer b
Bristol, CT1,772 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Philosophical Hall is a red brick, Georgian style building with rectangular windows and and arched door and is located right next to Independence Hall. For over 200 years, it has been the headquarters for the American Philosophical Society and it remains the only privately owned building in Independence National Historic Park. Worth a look see as the exhibits are very interesting.
Written 26 August 2018
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tikvah48
448 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Located in the shadows of Independence Hall, this often overlooked museum is a hidden gem. Founded by Benjamin Franklin, membership in this society is prestigious and only offered to those who have contributed to the scientific community. In addition to Franklin's artifacts,visitors will find artifacts related to the Atomic Age, eugenics and the space program. Admissions free but donations are requested.
Written 4 July 2018
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RalphK328
Whippany, NJ248 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
This museum, and the APS across the street, has numerous interesting artifacts in the areas of science and language.
Written 11 June 2018
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RittSq
Philadelphia, PA152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
Saw the Peales exhibition. Nothing dumber down here. Excellent melding of art, history and intellectual subject matter. Cost space. Always free. Highly recommended.
Written 19 April 2018
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sharonpati
Philadelphia, PA135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
Philosophical Society museum is located on 5th and Chestnut. It's a small Museum but chock-full of great history. The new exhibit in Franklin's footsteps 275 years of American philosophical Society opens April 13th. You can also attend lectures. The next lecture will be on Margaret Mead
Written 4 February 2018
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