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Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

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  • Bainbridge St Booksellers Row
  • price 2 of 4
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a mosaic wonderland on South Street.
Photograph: Courtesy Visit Philly/C. Smyth

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

You’ll know you’re approaching the entrance to Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, a non-profit art museum and gallery on South Street, when you start to notice bits of colored glass and shards of broken pottery embedded into the facades of the buildings surrounding you. Once you do arrive, there’s no mistaking that you’re in the midst of something cooler than you’d ever expected. Artist Isaiah Zagar has been creating art on South Street since the 1960s and this half-block collection is an immersive experience you won’t want to miss. 

Written by
Sarah Jordan


1020 South St
Cross street:
at Alder St
$10, students and seniors $8, youth aged 6–12 $5, children 5 and under free
Opening hours:
Mon, Wed-Sun 11am-6pm
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