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The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Your guide to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, from the best exhibits to where to eat and drink nearby

Phgotograph: Courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art/E. Leitzell

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is at the top of any cultural itinerary of the City of Brotherly Love—if you’re looking for things to do in Philadelphia, it’s a perfect place to star. Founded after the 1876 Centennial Exhibition, it remains one of the premier art museums in the U.S. with a long list of blockbuster and scholarly significant exhibitions to its credit. Overlooking Center City on the hill at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, it has served as the anchor to Philadelphia’s cultural life for generations. And few out-of-towners can resist its steps for a Rocky-style run up to the top with arms raised triumphantly. Here we look at the best exhibitions to see at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and give you the best bars and restaurants to visit nearby.

Where is the Philadelphia Museum of Art?

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia.

What are the hours for the Philadelphia Museum of Art?

The museum is open Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm. On Wednesday and Friday evenings, it’s open until 8:45pm. 

How do I get tickets for the Philadelphia Museum of Art?

Tickets to the Philadelphia Museum of Art are available on the museum’s website and on site. Admission prices: $20, seniors $18, students and youth $14, museum members and children under 12 free. Tickets grant access for two consecutive days to the museum’s main building, Perelman Building, Rodin Museum, and historic houses Mount Pleasant (closed for general maintenance) and Cedar Grove (open April–December). 

Ticket tips for the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Tickets for the first Sunday of the month from 10am–5pm and every Wednesday 5pm–8:45pm are pay what you wish.

What’s the best way to get to the Philadelphia Museum of Art?

For driving, parking and public transportation directions, please visit the museum’s website for full details. 

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