Philly art highlights



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This two-day trip offers some of the cultural finds for which Philadelphia is known. You'll briefly visit the historic district, but most of your time will be spent visiting some of the country's best art collections, including the "collection" of nearly 3,000 public murals all around the city.

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Silk City

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Location:

435 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Contact:

tel: 215 592 8838


Standard Tap

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Location:

901 North 2nd Street
2nd And Poplar Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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tel: +1 215 238 0630


Friday Saturday Sunday

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Location:

261 South 21st Street
Between Locust and Spruce sts
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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tel: 1 215 546-4232


Day 1 - Philadelphia


On your first day in Philly, you'll take in a bit of history and a bit of the culture that Philadelphia is known for. Start your day at Independence Hall, where you'll learn about the nation's history and also view the beautiful neighborhood of Society Hill. Then head to the Painted Bride Art Center for an exhibition and the Print Center for some fascinating works on paper. Be sure to get some coffee at Old City Coffee, one of the city's finest coffee roasters. Then make your way to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally to dinner at one of Philly's best new BYOB's, Matyson. A trip to center city wouldn't be complete without having a beer at Fergie's; the bar's namesake owns several popular pubs in the city. You'll be staying in the historic neighborhood of Germantown, where you can see some of the "summer homes" of our nation's founders.


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Independence Hall

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Location:

500 Chestnut Street
(between 5th & 6th Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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tel: 215 965 7676 / 800 537 7676


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Painted Bride Art Center

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Location:

230 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 925 9914
fax: +1 215 925 7402


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Print Center, The

Location:

1614 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: 215 735 6090
fax: 215 735 5511


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Philadelphia Museum of Art

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26th Street
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

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tel: 215 763 8100


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Matyson

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Location:

37 South 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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tel: 1 215 564-2925


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Fergie's Pub

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Location:

1214 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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tel: 2159288118


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The Ancestry Inn Homestay

Location:

310 West Duval St
Philadelphia, PA 19144


Day 2 - Philadelphia, Merion


Start your day with a peaceful stroll through the Awbury Arboretum. Then head back downtown for a Mural Tour, which will show you several of Philadelphia's nearly 3,000 murals and some neighborhoods that most tourists don't see. After the mural tour, stay in the Art Museum area for lunch at Jack's Firehouse, a firehouse-turned-gourmet restaurant. Then devote your afternoon to the Barnes Foundation in the suburbs (be sure to make a reservation as far in advance as you can), which offers one of the most comprehensive and most unique collections of European art in the city. For dinner, check out the neighborhood of Manayunk, which feels like a city unto itself. Jake's is a consistent Manayunk establishment, and Grape Street Pub has been an important music venue for emerging artists for many years.


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Awbury Arboretum

Location:

1 Awbury Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19138

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tel: 215 849 2855
fax: 215 849 0213


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Mural Tours

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Visitor Center, 1700 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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tel: 215-685-0754


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Jack's Firehouse

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Location:

2130 Fairmont Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130

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tel: 1 215 232-9000


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Barnes Foundation (The)

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Location:

300 N Latch's Lane
Merion, PA 19066

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tel: 610 667 0290
fax: 610 664 4026


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Jake's

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Location:

4365 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127

Contact:

tel: 1 215 483-0444


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Grape Street Pub

Location:

4100 Main St
Philadelphia, PA 19127

Contact:

tel: 215 483 7084 / 215 487 1226
fax: 215 487 1266


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