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  • Address: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
  • Hours: Main and Perelman Building Tue-Sun 10am-5pm, Closed Mondays. Rodin Museum Wed-Mon 10am-5pm, Closed Tuesdays.
  • Admission: Adults: $20; Seniors: $18; Students: $14; Youth (13–18): $14; Child: Free

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

One of the country’s largest art museums -- the third largest, to be exact -- the Philadelphia Museum of Art encompasses 10 acres (4 hectares) with more than 300,000 works spanning over 2,000 years. Impressive collections in Renaissance, American, Impressionist and Modern art abound, as well as pieces from cultures around the world and different time periods. In fact, the second floor of the museum holds over 80 period-themed rooms to explore.

While the entire museum is interesting, there are some highlights not to miss. Check out their collection of arms and armor, the second largest in the United States. Explore architecture by visiting a reconstructed Japanese tea house or a Muromachi period Buddhist temple. For some local art culture, peruse the room dedicated to Philadelphia local Thomas Eakins. Outside, the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden features one acre (0.4 hectares) of well-manicured gardens littered with rotating sculptures. Before visiting, check the Philadelphia Museum of Art calendar for current and upcoming exhibitions.

Rocky Balboa fans will also love taking a jog up the museum’s front steps, as this is the same grand staircase Sylvester Stallone ran up in the movie Rocky. Outside the museum are numerous vendors selling Rocky memorabilia, as the steps are commonly referred to as “The Rocky Steps.” Before leaving, have your photo taken next to the two-ton (4,409-pound),10-foot (three-meter) tall bronze Rocky statue.

Practical Info

Hours of operation for the Main Building are Tuesday through Sunday 10am to 5pm, with Wednesday through Friday having extended hours until 8:45pm. Admission tickets are good for two consecutive days and include access to the Main Building, Perelman Building, Rodin Museum, and Historic House Mount Pleasant. Prices are $20 for adults; $18 for seniors 65 and over; $14 for students and youth aged 13 to 18; and free for children 12 and under and museum members. During the first Sunday of the month and Wednesdays after 5pm you can pay what you wish.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art General Admission, Philadelphia, null
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Philadelphia Museum of Art General Admission

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Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip from New York

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City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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BYOB Tour of Old City in Philadelphia

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Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia

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Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour

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Classic Philadelphia City Bike Tour

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