Museums in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has wonderful museums for lovers of art, history, medical artifacts, and even shoes. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is just the beginning; museums all over the city are perfect for a rainy day, an educational experience or a glimpse into the past.

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Please Touch Museum

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4231 Avenue of the Republic
Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park

Hands-on educational museum for young children...
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Atwater Kent Museum

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15 South 7th Street
Between Market and Chestnut Sts

Museum of Philadelphia's social and cultural history... read more

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Barnes Foundation (The)

300 N Latch's Lane

Impressive collection of art... read more

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Franklin Court

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316-322 Market Street
Another entrance is on Chestnut St. between 3rd and 4th Sts

See the space where Ben Franklin lived and worked...
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Free Library of Philadelphia

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1901 Vine St
In the Central Library, Logan Circle

Most abundant city resource for literature...
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Franklin Institute Science Museum (The)

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222 North 20th Street
(at Benjamin Franklin Parkway)

Educational science museum, IMAX theater, planetarium... read more

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Mütter Museum

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The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 South 22nd Street

A Victorian medical museum... read more

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

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26th Street
Benjamin Franklin Parkway

See one of the country's best collections of art...
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Academy of Natural Sciences

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1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
19th St. and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Dinosaur skeletons, ecological exhibits... read more

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Philadelphia Insectarium

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8046 Frankford Ave

Learn all about bugs... read more

Masonic Temple

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1 N Broad St

Library and museum... read more

Liberty Museum

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321 Chestnut St

Freedom and equality for all... read more

Thousand Islands Museum

312 James St
Clayton

Antique Boat Museum

750 Mary St
Clayton

Mutter Museum

19 S. 22nd St

Shoe Museum

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

Footwear of the famous... read more

Independence Seaport Museum

211 S Columbus Blvd
(Penn's Landing)

Waterfront history and art... read more

National Archives Branch

900 Market St, Room 1350

Find information you need... read more

Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center

700 Cobbs Creek Pkwy

Hands-on activities... read more

American Swedish Historical Museum

1900 Pattison Ave

Sweden's contribution to the world... read more
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