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Philadelphia History Museum

Art Community Downtown

Just steps from the Liberty Bell the new Philadelphia History Museum explores 330 years of hometown history and showcases an array of historical objects, art, and artifacts that tell the story of Philadelphia, from its founding in 1680 to present day. The Museum features eight renovated galleries, containing stunning items from its vast holdings of over 100,000 objects, and provides various interactive elements to enhance the visitor experience. On view are items ranging from George Washington's 1790s writing desk to Joe Frazier's 1970s Championship boxing gloves. Come discover your hometown history!

Calendar of Events
City Image: Philadelphia in Photographs
Through Sunday, December 31
Community History Gallery: Folk Arts for Social Change
Through Sunday, December 31
Taking a Stand for Equality
Through Saturday, March 31, 2018
Gallery Talk & Tour:Bridging Philadelphia/Connecting People
Thursday, December 14

Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

$10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 students and teens (13-18), children 12 and under free. Museum Members and active military free. $20 for Family Pack.

Visitor Information

Philadelphia History Museum
15 South 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-685-4830 phone

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