Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Logan Square & Fairmount

Barnes Foundation

In the first half of the 20th century, collector and educator Albert C Barnes amassed a remarkable trove of artwork by Cézanne, Degas, Matisse, Renoir, Van Gogh and other European stars. Alongside, he set beautiful …
Top Choice Museum in Logan Square & Fairmount

Philadelphia Museum of Art

To many, this building is simply the steps Sylvester Stallone ran up in the 1976 flick Rocky. But well beyond that, this is one of the nation's finest treasure troves, featuring excellent collections of Asian art, R…
Top Choice Historic Building in Old City & Society Hill

Independence Hall

The 'birthplace of American government,' a modest Quaker building, is where delegates from the 13 colonies met to approve the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Entrance is at the corner of Chestnut and 5t…
Top Choice Museum in Old City & Society Hill

Museum of the American Revolution

This massive, multimedia-rich new museum will have you virtually participating in the American Revolution, from interactive dioramas to 3-D experiences that take you all the way from contentment with British rule to…
Top Choice Park in Old City & Society Hill

Independence National Historic Park

This L-shaped park, along with Philly's Old City, has been dubbed 'America's most historic square mile.' Once the backbone of the United States government, it has become the backbone of Philadelphia's tourist trade.…
Top Choice Museum in Old City & Society Hill

Benjamin Franklin Museum

In a courtyard south of Market St is an underground museum dedicated to Benjamin Franklin's storied life as a printer (he started the nation's first newspaper), inventor (bifocals! lightning rods!) and political fig…
Top Choice Museum in Logan Square & Fairmount

Rodin Museum

This newly renovated museum holds Rodin's great works The Thinker and Burghers of Calais among its 140 sculptures that span every part of the French sculptor's spectacular career.
Top Choice Notable Building in Rittenhouse Square & Center City West

City Hall

Completed in 1901, City Hall takes up a whole block, and, at 548ft, not counting the 27-ton bronze statue of William Penn, it's the world's tallest structure without a steel frame. The view from the observation deck…
Historic Building in Chinatown & Center City East

Masonic Temple

Fans of secret societies and over-the-top interior design will love a tour of this church-like building. Each meeting room sports an astonishingly detailed theme – Moorish, Egyptian, Renaissance and more.
Museum in Logan Square & Fairmount

Eastern State Penitentiary

The modern prison didn't just happen – it was invented, and Eastern State Penitentiary was the first one, opened in 1829 and finally closed in 1971. A self-guiding audio tour leads you through the eerie, echoing hal…