This is the only institution outside of Paris dedicated to the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. The superb collection is based on works amassed by Jules E Mastbaum in the 1920s. There are versions of The Thinker and Burghers of Calais among its 140 sculptures from every part of Rodin's spectacular career.

Administered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the small museum's garden is always open and free.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Logan Square & Fairmount attractions

1. Barnes Foundation

0.13 MILES

Since 2012, Dr Albert C Barnes' eye-popping collection of artworks – predominantly focused on French masterpieces from the late 19th and early 20th…

2. Parkway Central Library

0.24 MILES

Worth visiting for its splendid architecture, this main branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia has free tours at 10am on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday…

3. Franklin Institute

0.25 MILES

You could easily spend the better part of the day touring this world-class science museum. As well as being the venue for temporary blockbuster science…

4. Washington Monument

0.31 MILES

Rudolf Siemering's 1897 monument to General George Washington is a marvelous ensemble. Proudly mounted astride his horse, the first US president sits atop…

5. Logan Square

0.34 MILES

One of the original squares from William Penn's town plan, this public space (named in honor of James Logan an 18th-century major) is centered on the…

6. Rocky

0.34 MILES

A major Philly selfie spot is this 1980 work by A Thomas Schomberg of the fictional boxer Rocky Balboa from the 1976 Oscar-winner Rocky. The statue was…

7. Paine's Park

0.35 MILES

Philadelphia is a national leader for skateboarding culture and this riverside park, designed specifically for boarders, is the first of several that a…

8. Academy of Natural Sciences

0.37 MILES

You'll find plenty of kid-pleasing exhibits at the country's oldest natural-history museum, including a hot and humid butterfly room with live specimens,…