Top 10 Most Visited Museums in Philadelphia

1

Eastern State Penitentiary

Opened in 1829 as part of a controversial movement to change the behavior of inmates through confinement in solitude with labor, Eastern State Penitentiary quickly became one of the most expensive and most copied buildings in the young United States.

Hours:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM today
Fri: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • History Museums
  • Historic Sites
2

Independence Visitor Center

The Independence Visitor Center is the official visitor center for Philadelphia and the Countryside. Start your visit by speaking to the highly trained concierge staff who can provide reservations, recommendations, and tickets to all of the area's major sights and attractions.

Hours:
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM today
Fri: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Mon: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Address:599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Tourist Information Centers
  • History Museums
3

National Museum of American Jewish History

Address:101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Website:Nmajh.org
  • History Museums
  • Cultural Centers
4

Institute of Contemporary Art

Address:118 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Art Galleries
  • Art Museums
5

Fairmount Water Works

Come downstairs to visit Fairmount Water Works, one of Philadelphia's hidden gems. Best of all, we are free and open to the public six days a week. The nation's first public water supply system and global tourist attraction, we show the public how to be better water resource stewards.

Hours:
Closed today
Fri: Closed
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thu: Closed
Address:640 Waterworks Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • Event Spaces
  • History Museums
6

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

Hours:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM today
Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Address:6825-31 Norwitch Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19153
  • Museums
  • History Museums
7

Athenaeum of Philadelphia

National Historic Landmark building and museum

Hours:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM today
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sun: Closed
Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:219 S 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
8

Second Bank of the United States

Address:420 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Art Museums
  • Historic Sites
9

Declaration House

Hours:
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM today
Fri: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed
Mon: Closed
Tue: Closed
Wed: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thu: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Address:700 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Historic Sites
  • History Museums
10

Cedar Grove

Address:1 Cedar Grove Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, US
  • Museums
  • Historic Sites

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