Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Philadelphia is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Philadelphia a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Philadelphia.
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Best of Art and Cultural Places to Visit
Discover the local culture and art of Philadelphia.
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2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, United States
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Post the 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia decided to establish a new museum focused on applied art and science. Starting with European and Japanese fine arts, the Museum over the years has gathered a massive collection of 227,000+ objects through purchases, donations and bequeaths. It’s 200 hundred galleries ...
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2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, United States
09:30 am - 06:00 pm
Fine art and horticulture might seem like a strange combination but it’s worked fantastically well for the Barnes Foundation. Barnes was an early twentieth century chemist who made a fortune selling an anti-gonorrhea drug called Argyrol. With that fortune he established this museum. It’s collection of 2500 objects are suppose to va...
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101 South Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
The National Museum of American Jewish History, located on historic Independence Mall in Philadelphia, brings to life the more than 360-year history of Jews in America. Tracing the stories of how Jewish immigrants became Jewish Americans, the Museum invites visitors of all backgrounds to share their own stories and reflect on how their histories an...
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20 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
This beautiful Georgian building plays much of a role in the development of American history as any other building in the city. Built in 1727 as the first Episcopal Church with the intent that it should be the greatest Church in the colonies, the Church has hosted in its congregation 15 signers of the Declaration of Independence. Other members incl...
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151 North Independence Mall W, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
09:00 am - 04:30 pm
When the Philly mint was first established, the idea was for it to stand as a symbol of the gravitas of the USA. Philadelphia was at the time the capital of the nation. The “Ye Olde Mint” however was brought down by fire. The second mint built too was quickly replaced because it’s establishment was built on the salvaged parts from...
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118 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, United States
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
A museum and an art school, the Academy houses a magnificent collection of American art. It was established in 1805, and has slowly but steadily become one of the most important art fixtures in the country thanks especially to its regular and terrific exhibitions and acquisitions. The Furness-Hewitt building.
It is regularly described as one of the...
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6th and chestnut streets Philadelphia, pa 19106
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Since Philly once served as the Capital of the country, the Congress Hall was once the Capitol – serving in this position for 10 years. Naturally is saw some of the Senate’s most historic sessions go down – including the introduction of the Bill of Rights. It was initially a simple county courthouse. The city tried to convince the...
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1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19130, United States
Regattas became cool everywhere after the Social Network came out. Sure, you might not have “In the Hall of the Mountain King” playing in the background, but the races here are terrific nevertheless. The fifteen boathouses, each owned by a particular club all have their own history – and they are all at least a century old. You wa...