The Philadelphia Museum of Art is a Philadelphia landmark. Not only are the main stairs featured in one of the most recognizable scenes in film, Rocky, but the museum also boasts impressive collections, including works by Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. There is a large collection of arms and armor as well.
Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 except Friday, when it’s open until 20:45
Admission: $16 for adults except Sunday June 3rd when it is “Pay what you wish”
Phone Number: 215-763-8100
Address: 26th Street Benjamin Franklin Parkway
The Franklin Institute is a very interactive science museum. Popular permanent exhibits include a gigantic model of a walk through, interactive heart, a showcase of Benjamin Franklin’s discovery of electricity, and an observatory. Their current travelling exhibit is the “Dead Sea Scrolls” which features twenty scrolls, including four never before seen scrolls and the oldest copy of the Hebrew bible.
Hours: 9:30 – 17:00
Admission: $16 for general admission, $31.50 for general admission plus admission to “Dead Sea Scrolls”
Phone Number: 215-448-1200
Address: 222 North 20th Street
Located on University of Pennsylvania’s campus, the Penn Museum has a large collection of archaeological and anthropological artifacts. The travelling exhibit is “MAYA 2012: Lords of Time”, though tickets may require reservations.
Hours: Wednesday – 10:00 to 20:00; Thursday through Sunday – 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: $12 general admission, $22.50 for admission to “MAYA 2012”
Phone Number: 215-898-4000
Address: 3260 South Street
With over eighty merchants, Redding Terminal has something for everyone. Come hungry – popular favorites are the Amish breakfasts, Hershel’s sandwiches, and Nick’s pulled pork.
Hours: Monday through Saturday – 8:00 to 18:00; Sunday – 9:00 to 17:00
Amish: Wednesday – 8:00 to 15:00, Thursday through Saturday – 8:00 to 17:00, Closed Sunday
Phone Number: 215-922-2317
Address: 51 North 12th Street
If you are unable to attend our tour to the Constitution Center, Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall, the attractions are located in an easy accessible location in Old City. When in the area, explore the cobblestone streets, Betsy Ross’s house, and other cafes and restaurants in the area.
- Constitution Center: Weekdays – 9:30 to 17:00; Saturday – 9:30 to 18:00; Sunday – 12:00 to 17:00
- Liberty Bell and Independence Hall: Monday through Friday – 9:00 to 17:00; Saturday and Sunday – 9:00 to 18:00
- Constitution Center: $14.50
- Liberty Bell and Independence: Free Admission
Phone Number: Constitution Center: 215-409-6600; Liberty Bell Center: 215-965-2305; Independence Hall: 877-444-6777
Address: Constitution Center – 525 Arch Street; Liberty Bell Center – 501 Market Street; Independence Hall - Between 5th and 6th on Chestnut
Though the Phillies have not started off with the best record, going to Citizens Bank Parkto watch a baseball game is a Philly pastime and quite the experience. The stadium complex, home to the Eagles (football), Flyers (hockey), 76ers (basketball), and Phillies is always filled with a lot of Philadelphia pride.
- June 1st: Phillies vs. Marlins – 19:05
- June 2nd: Phillies vs. Marlins – 16:05
- June 3rd: Phillies vs. Marlins – 13:35
- June 5th: Phillies vs. Dodgers – 19:05
- June 6: Phillies vs. Dodgers – 19:05
- Call box office at (215)-463-1000
- Check with concierge at the hotel
- Check stubhub.com for season ticket holders’ discounted tickets – must have access to a printer and only choose tickets with “instant download.” Prepare to factor in an extra $10 for processing fees per order.
Address: One Citizen’s Bank Way