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3rd Street Gallery

58 N. Second St.. 215/625-0993. E-Mail.
Business Hours: Wed-Sun, Noon-5pm.
Outstanding professional artists’ collective on Second Street presents impressive contemporary art in a variety of media appealing to all sensibilities.

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76 Carriage Company


1119 N Bodine St.

This tour is available year-round. Starlit evening carriage tours can be arranged by reservation. Courtesy shuttle pickup at area hotels begins at 10am. There are short (20 minutes), medium (30 minute) and long (60 minute) tours available. When on the street be sure to look for the “76 Carriage Co” on the carriage before you board! Horse care is our number 1 priority. We have 30 years experience in the horse and carriage business in Philadelphia, come let us show you the city the Old Fashioned way!
Visitors can experience a great Philadelphia tradition and take a fully narrated tour of the Historic District and neighborhoods in a horse-drawn carriage.

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Abington Art Center


515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA

Gallery hours: Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs. until 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission: donations requested. aaclogo2
Abington Art Center hosts rotating exhibitions for today’s artists in its galleries and its unique 27 acre Sculpture Park. AAC is a member supported cultural center that provides opportunities to experience, appreciate, and participate in the arts. Visit for more information about upcoming programs, events, and exhibits or check out

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Adventure Aquarium

866-451-AQUA; 800-616-JAWS or 856-365-3300

1 Riverside Dr, Camden, NJ. Across the Delaware River from Penn’s Landing.

Open daily, 9:30am-5pm. Adults, $17.95. Children (2-12), $14.95. Open daily, 9:30am-5pm. Adults, $18.95; Children (2-12) $14.95. (Children under 2 are FREE).
Visitors can view the mysterious Shark Rays, touch exotic species from all around the world, explore a state-of-the-art exhibit with underwater hippo viewing, surround themselves with sharks in a 40-foot walk-through tunnel and see and feel the wonders of the underwater world in a 4-D theater.

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American Swedish Historical Museum

1900 Pattison Ave. South Phila. 215/389-1776.
Tues-Sun, 10am-4pm. Weekends 12noon-4pm. Closed Mondays and holidays. Adults $6. Seniors, students with ID & youth ages 12-18 $5. Children under 12 Free.
ASHM is a place where people of all nationalities who enjoy Swedish architecture, art, history and tradition come together. Three of the museums twelve permanent galleries tell the story of the Delaware Valley’s earliest European settlers and their New Sweden Colony(1638-1655). Other rooms highlight contributions of 19th century Swedes and Swedish Americans including soprano Jenny Lind, feminist Fredericka Bremer, engineer John Ericsson and inventor Alfred Nobel. The fine arts collection includes works by Carl Milles, Carl Larsson, Anders Zorn, and special exhibitions feature contemporary artists.

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Architecture Walks


The Foundation for Architecture, 1737 Chestnut St

The Foundation’s tour program interprets through its public tours and annual lecture series the past, present and future of the Philadelphia region as it is expressed through architecture, urban design, and social history. Call for more information.

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Arthur Ross Gallery

220 S. 34th St. 215/898-2083.
Tues-Fri 10-5; Sat & Sun 12-5
Housed in a National Landmark Building, the Arthur Ross Gallery, now in its 25th year, presents exhibitions in all media from antiquity to contemporary times from public and private collections around the world.

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ArtJaz Gallery

53 N. 2nd Street. 215-922-4800. E-Mail.
Wed-Sat 11am-5pm or by appointment.
ArtJaz Gallery was established in 1999 in the historic district of Old City Philadelphia to cultivate the works of emerging and career artists of color. Our artists are regionally, nationally, and internationally affiliated. Our goal is to create a broader audience that will engage in collecting fine art, while increasing knowledge and understanding of contemporary fine art. Coming June 1, Art Exhibition featuring artists Verna Hart & Kimmy Cantrell.

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Avenue of the Arts, Inc.


Broad Street, Philadelphia

The Avenue of the Arts is the longest, widest, busiest street in the region and operates at street level and underground. It unifies a wide range of different neighborhoods, and bridges both the historic and the new. Moreover, the Avenue is home to over fifty of the city’s most important institutions dedicated to arts and culture, education, and hospitality, while also becoming known as a destination to dine, shop, and stay at an Avenue hotel.

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by The US Hot Air Balloon Team

World Class Hot Air Balloon Rides every day over Lancaster County Amish farm country, Chester County, Brandywine River Valley, Bucks County, Delaware River Countryside. Hot Air Balloon Ride “Gift Certificates.” The perfect gift for every occasion.

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Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway 215/278-7200
The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings, with extensive holdings of works by Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Rousseau and Modigliani as well as American and Old masters, important examples of African sculpture and Native American ceramics, jewelry and textiles, and more. Open Wednesday-Monday 9:30am-6pm and until 10pm on Fridays.

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Bartrams Garden

Just minutes from the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House is America’s oldest living botanical garden, a pastoral 18th-century homestead surrounded by the urban bustle of Philadelphia. Highlights include the oldest Gingko Tree in America and the Franklina Tree, saved from extinction by John Bartram and named after his friend, Benjamin Franklin.

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Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site


Route 1, Chadds Ford, PA

9:30 am-4:30 pm Tues-Sat; 12-4:30 pm Sun. Admission. Winter hours begin in December. Please call.
Site of the largest land battle of the American Revolution, Sept. 11, 1777. Museum, guided tours of headquarters of Washington and Lafayette, museum shop, areas for hiking and picnics. Events throughout the year include battle reenactments, summer history camps, Commemoration Day for both Sept. 11, 1777 and 2001, and the Battlefield by Candlelight in December.

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Brandywine River Museum

US Rt. 1, Chadds Ford. 610/388-2700.
We are open every day except Christmas Day 9:30 – 4:30. We are free Sunday mornings until November 20. We will resume Free Sunday Mornings January 15. Admission: Adults $10; Seniors and students $6; children under 6 are free.
The Wyeth family has lived in Chadds Ford since the last century. Take a twenty minute drive south to view a magnificent collection of the work of Andrew Wyeth, his son Jamie, his father, the illustrator N.C. Wyeth, and others connected to this unusually talented family.

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Brandywine Workshop

730 S. Broad St.. 215/546-3675.

Brandywine Workshop is dedicated to the creation, development and promotion of printmaking as a fine art, creating opportunities for culturally diverse ethnic groups to participate in the fine visual arts and related art technologies. For over 35 years, Brandywine Workshop has been a leader in the development of printmaking as a fine art. Philadelphia based, national in scope and internationally recognized.

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Cerulean Arts

1355 Ridge Ave.. 267/514-8647.
Gallery Hours: Tues.-Thurs, 10am-6pm; Fri, 10am-7pm; Sat. & Sun, 12pm-6pm.
Cerulean Arts’ mission is to cultivate an appreciation for art by holding exhibitions, offering unique decorative and fine art for sale and providing art instruction for personal fulfillment. Strategically located at 1355 Ridge Avenue—where Ridge Avenue, Fairmount Avenue and Broad Street all intersect—Cerulean Arts is poised to become an anchor of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts North.

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Chanticleer Gardens


786 Church Road Wayne, PA

April 2-October 31, Wed-Sat 10am-5pm. The garden will stay open until 8pm on every Friday May through August. Tours start at 10:30am and 1:30pm every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Tours last about 1-1/2 hours. $5 adult (16 and over), under 16, free. Season pases available. Group tours cost $10 per person. A deposit of $100 to cover the first ten participants must accompany your registration prior to the date of the tour. The balance is due on the day of the tour.
Thousands of bulbs clothe the ground in spring, followed by orchards of flowering trees with native wildflowers blooming in the woods. A vegetable garden complements a cut-flower garden, both accompanied by espaliered fruit trees. Courtyards are a framework for unusual combinations of herbaceous perennials, punctuated by pots of tropical plants. A “sculpture” of wheat and boulders undulates while a perennial garden reaches its peak in the warmest days of summer. A woodland garden carpeted with exotic groundcovers and full of rarities precedes a water garden surrounded by grasses and sweetsmelling herbs.

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Chestnut Hill


Germantown Avenue from Cresheim Valley Road to the top of the Hill.

Chestnut Hill, designated by Philadelphia Magazine as Philly’s best Main Street shopping, is fabulous year-round with an amazing selection of dining options too. Only 20 minutes from downtown Philadelphia and easily accessible train, Chestnut Hill offers the nostalgia of Main Street. 215/247-6696 or

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Christ Church


2nd St above Market St.

Founded in 1695, this has been the spiritual home of many of the Founding Fathers and first families of Society Hill. Benjamin Franklin was one of the members here, and it’s probably another place where George Washington slept. As the “Nation’s Church” they are a member of Independence National Park and give free tours daily. The tour is well worth it. It’s a beautiful building, modeled on the work of Christopher Wren. The 196-foot steeple was added in 1751-54, after a lengthy fundraiding drive led by Franklin. Benjamin Franklin and his wife are in the Christ Church Burial Ground at 4th and Arch Sts, two blocks north and two west.

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Downtown Haddonfield, NJ

Haddonfield, NJ.

There are many reasons why Philadelphia Magazine chose Haddonfield as Best Main Street Shopping in the Delaware Valley. Haddonfield is a lovingly-preserved town with a strong history dating back to 1682, A short ride from Center City on the Patco Speedline takes you to the heart of the retail district. Spend an afternoon strolling the tree-lined streets with more than 200 shops, galleries and restaurants offering unique items with old-world hospitality. It’s no wonder that Haddonfield is consistently ranked one of the top towns year after year.

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Eastern State Penitentiary


22nd St & Fairmount Ave.

This 19th-century landmark was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks. Former inmates include bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone. Tour vaulted cellblocks, central rotunda and death row.

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Fairmount Park


Beginning at the Art Museum, running along the banks of the Schuykill River.. Athletic Fields

Permits are required if you’re in the Park after the 1:00 a.m. curfew. Free. Public space.
Fairmount Park is the largest urban park in the United States, though, unlike Central Park, it’s actually on the west edge of town, separating Center City from the suburbs. In fact, all Philadelphia city parks — Roosevelt, Pennypack, etc. — are part of the system, for a combined size of 9,200 acres. Great for hikes, dog walks, off-road biking, and more. On the west side of the Schuykill River runs Martin Luther King Drive along the edge of the park, as does the Philadelphia Zoo and the Mann Music Center. There are tours of Colonial mansions within park grounds. That huge green dome visible from the expressway is Memorial Hall, the centerpiece of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition and the only building left from that event. (For more on the Centennial, visit the Atwater Kent Museum or the Smithsonian in Washington, DC). Memorial Hall is the future home of the Please Touch Museum, which is moving from the Parkway. To the east of the river is Kelly Drive, the Dell East concert shell, and Belmont Plateau, with another excellent view of the city.

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Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center


640 Waterworks Drive (on the Schuykill River, below the Art Museum)

Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, 1-5pm. losed Mondays and City of Philadelphia holidays.
Behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art, along the Schuykill River, is the old water works, the source of filtered water in the 19th century. These buildings have finally been restored. Tour the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center for a history of this facility, or just stroll around the grounds. If you bring your fishing tackle, there are a few spots along the river that local fishermen will be glad to not tell you about. Plans call for eventually opening a restaurant in the main building, which should be a spectacularly expensive view.

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First Baptist Church of Philadelphia


123 S 17th St.

The beautiful First Baptist Church of Philadelphia was founded in 1698 and is the eleventh oldest Baptist Church in America. The building is available for weddings, performing arts, seminars and business meetings with over 12,650 square feet of space available. The sanctuary has 5,850 square feet and a capacity for 1,200 people (handicap accessible). The Dining Hall and the Education Hall can both seat a minimum of 120 people. Five meeting rooms also available. Contact Building Manager B.J. Randleman for more information.

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Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

215-685- 4167

Fort Mifflin & Hog Island Roads, Philadelphia, PA 19153

Open to the public Wednesday through Sunday 10 Am to 4 Pm, March to December, winter by chance or appointment, please check the website at
Site of the largest bombardment of the Revolutionary War during the Fall of 1777. The valiant defense of the fort provided Washington time to establish winter quarters in Valley Forge and thus gave us the title “the Fort That Saved America.” Museum, 14 original historic buildings, guided tours, gift shop, areas for hiking and picnics along the picturesque Delaware River. School, Group, and Summer Camp programs available.

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Ghost Tour of Philadelphia


Signer’s Garden, 5th & Chestnut Streets

The 1 ¼ hour tour begins at 7:30 pm, April thru November. $15/person, $8 ages 4-12.Reservations required, call 215-413-1997. Purchase tickets at Gift Shop at the Omni Hotel, 401 Chestnut Street or online at
Explore the other side of America’s most historic and most haunted city on Philadelphia’s most unique and entertaining candlelight walking tour. Costumed tour guides spin tales of mystery and intrigue on a leisurely stroll through Independence Park and Society Hill on visits to Washington Square, Pine Street Cemetery, City Tavern and more. Experience the haunting tales of plague and pestilence…burial grounds and potter’s fields…heroes and traitors as we bring history back to life!

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Glencairn Museum

Bryn Athyn, PA (about 1 mile from NE Philadelphia). . To make a reservation for a Saturday tour call 215-914-2993. 
Open for guided Highlights Tours every Saturday. Groups will leave at 11:00, 11:30, 12:30 and 1:00, with a maximum of ten people per tour. The tour lasts one hour and fifteen minutes. Reservations are strongly suggested. Adults: $7.00; Seniors (65+) $6.00; Students (College + age with ID) $4.00; children 5 years and under admitted free. Other prices apply for special events. Museum members receive discounts on tours and special events.
Glencairn Museum’s mission is to educate visitors about the history of religion, using art and artifacts from a variety of cultures and time periods. Religious life through the ages is presented by means of a remarkable collection that illustrates religions as varied as ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Medieval Christian, Islamic, Asian, and Native American.

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Haas Gallery

71 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ. 609/397-7988.
Open Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm and during the week by chance or appointment.
Haas Gallery, an artist-owned gallery and working studio, is a continuous exhibition of Gordon Haas, an American Impressionist. Offering Original Oils and Limited Edition Giclee Prints, Haas is well known for his landscapes of Bucks County PA, Italy and France, as well as Rowing and Sculling scenes.

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Located in Montgomery County at 100 West King St., Pottstown, PA

Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and holidays. Educational and fun programs offered throughout the year.
The historic home of John Potts, colonial ironmaster and founder of Pottstown offers a unique look at the lifestyle of a wealthy 18th century gentleman, his family, servants and slaves.

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Independence National Park


Old City, between Chestnut and Arch Sts, 2nd and 6th Sts.

Visit the famous historic area of Philadelphia, featuring renowned landmarks such as Independence Hall and The Liberty Bell. Just opened: The National Constitution Center. Start your tour at the Visitors Center, 6th and Market Sts.

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Independence Seaport Museum

211 S Columbus Blvd & Walnut St, Penn’s Landing. 215/925-5439.
Open daily 10am – 5pm. Closed holidays. Adults, $9. Seniors, $8. Children, $6.
citypassDiscover Philadelphia’s maritime heritage with a variety of interactive exhibits.

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Independence Visitors Center

800/537-7676 or 215/965-7676

6th & Market Sts.

Sept. through July daily hours: 8:30am-5pm. Daily Summer hours 8:30am-7pm daily from July through Sept.
Start your tour of Independence Mall and the nation’s birth with a quick trip to this place. Get a map, see an orientation film, ask directions, join a tour group, tell your family to meet you back here if you get separated.

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Institute of Contemporary Art

University of Pennsylvania, 36th & Sansom Sts. 215/898-7108.
Wed-Fri 12-8pm. Sat-Sun 11am-5pm. Handicapped accessible. Adults $6, Artists, Students over 12 years, Seniors: $3.
The ICA hosts exhibits of works by contemporary artists such as Agnes Martin, Robert Morris, Cindy Sherman, Paul Thek, and Peter Campus. There are two floors, plus a ramp that’s become known as the Ramp Project, where a separate installation can usually be found. Note: There’s no permanent collection, so check ahead about the current schedule.

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Khmer Art Gallery

319 N. 11th St.. 215/882-1188, 215/922-6500.
Wed., Fr., Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment.
Step into another culture and visit this fascinating and cavernous gallery just north of Chinatown — in Center City’s burgeoning loft district. See sculpture, paintings, carvings, and casts — both ancient and newly commissioned — in one of the country’s only galleries dedicated exclusively to Cambodian art. Also find a great selection of hand-made percussion instruments and bold and beautiful silver jewelry. Plus, don’t miss an education visit to the multi-media Killing Fields Room, dedicated to the Cambodian people’s suffering under the Khmer Rouge.

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Lights of Liberty

215/LIBERTY (215/542-3789) or 1-877/GO-2-1776 (1-877/462-1776)

Starts at PECO Energy Liberty Center, 6th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia PA

Show times vary in April & May. Call for dates. Memorial Day – Labor Day shows are Tuesday – Saturday. September & October shows are Thursday – Saturday. Shows begin at dusk and depart every 15 minutes, lasting one hour. $19.50 Adults, $16.50 Seniors & Students with ID, $13 Children 12 & under. Reservations required.
Experience the American Revolution as it happened, where it happened – at the Lights of Liberty Show, an outdoor, nighttime sound and light spectacular in historic Philadelphia that runs from April through October. Headsets provide thrilling surround sound, including an original musical score performed by 100 musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Walter Cronkite, Ossie Davis, Charlton Heston, David Morse and other celebrities narrate the dramatic story of our nation’s birth as breathtaking hand-painted images and dazzling special effects are projected upon the buildings where the historic events actually took place, including the Second Bank of the U.S., Carpenters’ Hall and a grand finale at Independence Hall. Whoopi Goldberg narrates a children’s version and the soundtrack is also available in Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese. The Lights of Liberty Show is presented by PECO, An Exelon Company.
Ben Franklin’s Ghost at Lights of Liberty. Dr. Franklin has returned to Philadelphia as a high-tech, interactive exhibit with a dramatic holographic effect called a “Pepper’s Ghost.” Founding Father, scientist, printer, inventor and American icon Benjamin Franklin can now answer hundreds of questions about his life, both serious and silly, in a world’s first real-time exchange called a “synthetic interview.” Free, open daily from 10am. PECO Energy Liberty Center, 6th and Chestnut Sts

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Longwood Gardens

Rt. 1, Kennett Square PA 19348-0501. 610/388-1000.

Open daily 9 am-6 pm. year ’round. Adults: $16. Seniors (ages 62+): $14. Students (ages 5-22): $6. Children age 4 and under: Free
Longwood Gardens is a jewel situated in southern Chester County, and a place of unparalleled beauty. Offering a new experience every day of the year, Longwood presents one-of-a kind events, wonderful concerts, and delicious fine and casual cuisine in breathtaking settings. Often referred to as the world’s premier horticultural showplace, Longwood Gardens’ 1050 acres of natural woodlands, majestic gardens, opulent conservatories and dancing fountains are open every day of the year!

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At SPP Galleries, The Inquirer Building, Routes 23 & 320, Conshohocken, PA. 610/292-6048.
Free and open to the public. FREE – OPEN DAILY (Representative present: 11am-1pm; Mondays & Fridays).
The Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists (MCGOPA) provides a platform for artists to exhibit their work. We educate the public about the fine arts and offer professional collaboration and support to working artists. MCGOPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

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Miller’s Smorgasbord & Bakery


2811 Lincoln Highway East (Route 30) Ronks PA 17572

Saturday & Sunday, 7:30am-10:30am

Friday-Sunday from 11:30am Monday-Thusday from 4pm
If you miss Miller’s, you miss Lancaster County. The area’s original smorgasbord restaurant now features a new menu with specials starting at $7.99. They’re conveniently located near attractions and outlets on Route 30, six miles east of Lancaster (GPS: 2811 Lincoln Highway East, Ronks). Reservations, call ahead seating, and walk-ins are welcome 1-800-669-3568. Miller’s is PA Preferred, a Reader’s Choice and ServSafe Award Winner. Get the whole story, and coupons, at

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11 East 3rd St., Bethlehem, PA 18015. 610/866-6600.
Mon-Fri, 10:30am – 6pm; Sat 11am-6pm; Sun 12-5pm.
With a renowned collection of original paintings, limited edition serigraphs, and blown glass sculptures, Monsoon is home to established artists from both local and international venues. Located in SouthSide Bethlehem’s Arts District, the gallery can be easily reach via Routes 378 and 412. On the First Friday of every month the gallery hosts an artist reception from 7pm-10pm. Bring the family and enjoy the culture of the world through the beauty of art.

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Morris Arboretum

Open all year, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. April through October: 10am-4pm weekdays, November through March: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. every day. Thursdays in June through early October, open until 8:30pm. Garden Railway: see website for dates. Free to members. Students, faculty and staff of the University of Pennsylvania are admitted free with a valid Penn Card. Nonmembers (effective 4/30/05): Adults $10.00; Seniors (65+) $8.00; Students (13-18 or with ID) $5.00; Children (3-12 ) $5.00; Children under three and members free. Admission includes free parking. Call 215-247-5777 X157 for more information on handicap assistance.
The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is not just acres of magnolias, roses, trees, local and historic flora, and sculpture, but also a full laboratory for botanic research by the university. As the official arboretum of Pennsylvania, it offers tours and classes. Though the Chestnut Hill terrain can be rugged in spots, the gardens are handicap accessible, and Morris provides free wheelchairs when requested. In the summer and fall, there is a large outdoor model train display, running through a landscape of miniature Philadelphia landmarks. Bruno’s restaurant is open daily 11-2:30 p.m. from April 30 through October 31, and longer hours in the summer. And, of course, there’s a gift shop, but there’s also an annual Spring Flower Sale every May, where rare plants from the Morris’s grounds may be purchased, with free advice and lectures from the arboretum’s horticulturists.

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Mummers Museum


1100 South 2nd Street (2nd and Washington)

1100 South 2nd Street (2nd and Washington). 215/336-3050. E-Mail.

Museum hours: October through April: Tuesday-Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm, Sunday noon-4:30pm; May through September: Tuesday 9:30am-9:30pm, Wednesday-Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm, Sunday noon-4:30pm. Closed Mondays, all Holidays, and Sundays in July and August. Adults $3.50, Child (under 12), Students, and Seniors (aarp) $2.50. Group rates and tour packages available. Parking is free (handicap accessible).
The Mummers Museum opened in 1976 and is dedicated to the Philadelphia celebration of New Years. If you’ve never seen a Mummers Parade, you’ll be fascinated. If you have seen the Mummers, this is a chance to see memorabilia from the long history of these amateur strutters. There are also lectures, children’s programs, and, of course, concerts. Consult their website for the schedule of programs throughout the year.

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Mütter Museum

19 S 22nd St. 215/563-3737 ext. 242. E-Mail.
Mon-Sun, 10am-5pm. All Group tours must be scheduled in advanced at 215/563-3737 ext.293. Adults, $12. Children 6-18, Senior Citizens, and Students, $8.
Someone thought it a good idea to preserve 19th and 20th century medical equipment and anatomical specimens for forensic research, not realizing that having 20,000 of these specimens in one place spells fun for the not-faint of heart. If you’ve ever wondered what happened to Florence Nightengale’s sewing kit or President Grover Cleveland’s jaw tumor, look no further. Possibly the most requested museum among young tourists out to test their date’s capacity for the unusual. The collection is in fact a useful archive of medical information, despite the popular conception.

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National Constitution Center


525 Arch St, Independence Mall

525 Arch St, Independence Mall. 215/409-6600.
Mon-Fri, 9:30-5; Sat 9:30-6; Sun noon-5. Adults $12, Seniors $11, Children 4-12 $8. Extra charge for some special exhibits.

citypassThe National Constitution Center is dedicated to honoring the U.S. Constitution. This dynamic and modern museum tells the story of the Constitution through interactive and multimedia exhibits.

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National Liberty Museum

321 Chestnut St. 215/925-2800.
Open 10am-5pm daily in the summer. Closed Mondays during the school year. Call for schedule on holidays. Adults $7; Seniors $6; Students $5 or $15 for your family.
This unique tribute to freedom includes a breathtaking collection of glass art, stories of 2,000 heroes of all backgrounds and nationalities, and the most imaginative exhibits you’ll see anywhere, including two life-size children made entirely of jellybeans.

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National Museum of American Jewish History

101 South Independence Mall East. 215/923-3811.
Tues-Fri 10 am – 5 pm; Sat & Sun 10 am – 5:30 pm. Closed Mondays and on federal and major Jewish holidays. Adults (22-64) $12; Seniors (65+), Active Militaryand Youth (13-21) $11; Children (12 & under) Free.
The only museum in the nation dedicated solely to telling the story of Jews in America. Through artifacts, immersive environments and cutting- edge interactive technology, the familyfriendly exhibition shows how an immigrant population flourished under freedom. This is a story of universal interest that resonates for visitors of all backgrounds. A signature attraction is a multimedia exhibition that showcases the challenges and opportunities of 18 extraordinary Jewish Americans. The “It’s Your Story” video recording booth invites visitors to share family histories and personal memories, which the museum will archive for public viewing and sharing through online links.

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New Hope


About 40 minutes north of Philadelphia on I-95, Then 10 miles north on River Road

Bucks County has always been the home of a great art community. And when it comes to art, crafts, food, and music by a lazy river, there’s a very good chance you’ll discover quickly why people have always come here, and keep coming back.

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Old Pine Street Graveyard


412 Pine St.

Open daily 9am-5pm. Private tours available with 24 hour notice.
Established in 1764. Filled up by the 1830s. See fluttering 13-star flags on graves of 121 Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots. Photo-ops galore! The site of the chase scene in the Disney movie National Treasure starring Nicholas Cage.

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Peddler’s Village


Routes 202 and Street Road in Lahaska

Follow the winding brick pathways of the Village throughout the 42 acres of lush landscaping and charming 18th century-style architecture for a unique shopping and dining experience. Peddler’s Village has something for everyone, from 70 quality specialty shops and six restaurants to the 70-room Golden Plough Inn and Giggleberry Fair family entertainment center. Enjoy free seasonal festivals and year-round family events. For more information, please visit or call 215/794-4000.

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Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park


Penn’s Cave is located in Central Pennsylvania, 18 miles East of State College, home of Pennsylvania State University. Interstate 80 is approximately 30 minutes from the cavern

Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park America’s only all-water cavern & wildlife park are located 18 miles east of State College in Centre Hall, PA. The cavern tour is a guided one-hour tour by motorboat on an underground stream. The farm & wildlife tour is a guided 90-minute motorized tour over 1,500 acres of Penn’s Cave forests and fields which have been carefully preserved as a natural habitat for birds, plants, and animals.

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Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

118 N Broad St. 215/972-7600.
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10AM-5PM; Wednesday 10AM-9PM, Sunday 11AM-5PM. Adults $15, Seniors (60+) $12, Students (with ID)$12, Youth (13-18) $8, Children under 12 free.
T UMAX PL-II X1.3 XFounded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is America’s first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the 2005 National Medal of Arts, PAFA is a recognized leader in fine arts education with a world-class permanent collection of American art. In addition to the permanent collection, there are special exhibits and lectures year-round. See their calendar for details at

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Pennypacker Mills

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and holidays.
Pennypacker Mills is an historic site located in central Montgomery County that was the home of former PA Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker. Take a guided tour, see changing exhibits, experience seasonal weekend events, and a unique look at life at the turn-of-the-twentieth century.

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East of intersection of Routes 73 and 363. Center Point, Box 240, Worcester, PA 19490

Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1to 4 p.m. for tours.
The 1744 Peter Wentz Farmstead is a restored Pennsylvania German family farm in the center of Montgomery County. The 1758 house, farm buildings, garden and livestock represent the Revolutionary War era when General Washington headquartered here. The Georgian style house is unique for its architectural features and unusual paint motifs. Located in Worcester Township east of the junction of Routes 363 and 73.

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Philadelphia Chocolate Tours

Public tours are $40 per person which includes chocolate.
We’ll take you on a guided walking and tasting tour of select Philly chocolate shops, bakeries, and cafes. You’ll learn about the history and health benefits of chocolate, and the history of the city of Philadelphia and the neighborhoods we visit, as we savor America’s favorite flavor. We tour 52 weeks a year, because chocolate tastes great year-round! Join a public tour with family or friends, or let us give you a private tour as a scrumptious outing for your office, bridal party, or other group. Receive a special flower gift on our tours during the Philadelphia Flower Show!

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Philadelphia History Museum

215 685 4827

15 S. 7th St. Philadelphia PA 19106

15 S 7th St. 215/685-4830 Reopened to the public in September of 2012 with the completion of a total interior renovation, the Philadelphia History Museum unveiled redesigned galleries to showcase its outstanding collection of historical objects, art and artifacts. The Museum, founded by city ordinance in 1938 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia, is housed in an historic 1826 building, designed by John Haviland as the original home of the Franklin Institute. The Museum provides historical context for issues of contemporary urban life using its premiere collection of over 100,000 objects, paintings, and photographs in exhibitions, programs and interactive media.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

26th & Ben Franklin Pkwy. 215/763-8100 or 684-7500.
Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm. Fri until 8:45pm. Closed Mondays and legal holidays. Adults $20. Seniors (65+) $18, students with ID & youth ages 13-18 $14. Children 12 and under FREE. First Sundays of the month are Pay What You Wish all day. Some special exhibits require an additional ticket and reservations.
pmacolor_250This museum houses over 200 galleries filled with treasures spanning continents and cultures, drawn from a collection of more than 225,000 works of art. Over 200 works on view.
In addition to the art collection, there is a concert series and other special events.

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Philadelphia Open House Tours

April-June. Philadelphia Open House is also offering family-oriented programs. Reservations are required. Tickets range from $10-$85. Call for more information or to request a brochure. Reservations are required.
The Friends of Independence Park are celebrating their 28th Annual Philadelphia Open House Tours which offers over 30 tours and programs that provide exclusive glimpses into private homes, gardens and special places that feature the finest in horticulture, art, architecture, and history. These unique tours include Society Hill, Colonial New Castle, DE, and Philadelphia’s hottest and most exclusive neighborhoods.

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Philadelphia Trolley Works


1119 N Bodine St

citypassCourtesy shuttle pickup at area hotels begins at 9:30am. The trolley takes you on a memorable trek through Philadelphia’s historic past! Call 215-389-TOUR for more information or to take advantage of our free courtesy shuttle!
CityPassPhiladelphia’s longest operating tour company, serving Philly for 30 years! This is the best way to get to know Philadelphia and all of its history, shopping, culture, and attractions. Visitors will enjoy a 90-minute narrated tour with all-day on/off privilege.

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Philadelphia Zoo


34th & Girard Ave.

citypassOpen daily year-round, the zoo is home to more than 1,600 animals including America’s only giant river otters, frolicking polar bears, exotic rain forest animals, reptiles and magnificent birds from around the world.

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Philly Cheesesteak Tour

So you’ve heard all about the “Philly Cheesesteak” and you want to find out what all the fuss is about? Well this is the tour for you!! Let’s settle the debate once and for all! You can vote to decide for yourself who you think should hold the crown for Best Philly Cheesesteak. Why taste just 1 one of the most sought-after Philly staples? Why not sample 5 different Cheesesteaks from the most popular cheesesteak restaurants in the city, including a vegan option. Taste what Philadelphia has to offer, all while exploring the city in a fun atmosphere. Food, fun and sightseeing all in one.

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Please Touch Museum

Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park 4231 Avenue of the Republic (formerly North Concourse Drive) Philadelphia, PA 19131. 215/963-0667. E-Mail.
Monday thru Saturday 9am–5pm, Sunday 11am–5pm CLOSED: New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. Children and Adults: $15; Under the age of one: Free, Members: Free; Groups of 15 or more: please call (215) 581-3168 or (215) 581-3170 for reservations and discount group rates.
Please Touch Museum is designed for children one to seven years old. It’s a place where Learning is Childs’ Play!

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Polish American Cultural Center Museum

308 Walnut St. 215/922-1700.
Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm. Closed on holidays. Free admission.
smeagleAmerican Cultural Center MuseumOngoing museum features displays on Polish history and culture and paintings of Great Men and Women of Poland, a pictorial display of Poland at Arms, with World War II photographs from 1939-1944.

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QVC Studio Tour


QVC Studio Park, 1200 Wilson Drive, West Chester PA

qvcpassLights! Cameras! Shopping! The QVC Studio Tour offers public tours of its vast broadcasting and electronic retailing center, located near West Chester, Pennsylvania. Visitors learn how products are selected and sold live on air in 91 million U.S. homes. This 75-minute guided walkthrough illustrates the combination of technology and talent that have changed the way America shops over the past twenty years. See a live broadcast in action, then enjoy shopping at the Studio Store.

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Ride The Ducks

Groups 20 or more call: 215- 351-9989. Individuals call: 877-887-8225

Departing from 6th and Market Sts

Fun Philadelphia tours always include an exciting ride on one of our amazing land and water duck vehicles. Ride through the historic streets of Old City Philadelphia and down the “hippest street in town” —South Street. Splashdown and cruise the Delaware River. Laugh and learn aboard this 70-minute city adventure. Great for groups and individuals!

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Rodin Museum

22nd St & Ben Franklin Pkwy. 215/763-8100.
Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm. A contribution of $3 per person is suggested.
Considered the greatest collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures outside of Paris.

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Rosenbach Museum and Library

2008-2010 Delancey Place. 215/732-1600. E-Mail.
Tues-Sun 10-5, Wed 10-8. Closed Mondays and National Holidays $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Children under 5 are free.
The Rosenbach Museum houses the original manuscript of James Joyce’s Ulysses, first editions, and rare letters (such as a collection of letters written by Greta Garbo to Mercedes de Acosta).

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Schuylkill Academy of Fine Art

421 North 7th Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19123. 215/922-2430. E-Mail.

Schuylkill Academy of Fine Art is an educational institution committed to the instruction and promotion of the arts of drawing, painting, and sculpture within the classically based figurative traditions. While it is primarily a school, there are faculty and student exhibitions throughout the year, as well as a series of lectures.

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Sesame Place


Sesame Place is located just 30 minutes north of Philadelphia. Bucks County, Langhorne, PA

Sesame Street comes to life at Sesame Place through whirling rides, water slides and exciting shows. Dance and sing-a-long with everyone’s favorite furry friends inthe amazing Neighborhood Street Party parade with day and night performances. Join the fun and celebrate being a kid – or being a kid again! Sesame Place is located just 30 minutes north of Philadelphia. Bucks County, Langhorne, PA.

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Six Flags Great Adventure, Wild Safari and Hurricane Harbor


Jackson, NJ

Six Flags Great Adventure is home to Wiggles World! The park’s fourth area devoted exclusively to kids features themed rides, shows and attractions, plus The Wiggles’ famous cast of characters. Next door, the largest drive-thru safari outside of Africa features the new Wild Safari Exploration Station, a hands-on Safari adventure! You will enjoy educational and exciting animal shows, interactive science exhibits and get up-close to exotic animals! Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park offers wet ‘n wild fun including a wave pool and lazy river, nearly 20 water slides and an enormous water playground. Call 732-928-1821 or visit

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Six Flags Great Adventure, Wild Safari and Hurricane Harbor


Exit 16 off I-195 Jackson, NJ

Weekends in October, Six Flags Great Adventure hosts the Northeast’s largest Halloween party – Fright Fest. The 140-acre theme park is transformed into a haunted Halloween haven filled with seasonally-themed rides, shows and attractions like Dead Man’s Party dance show, Hayride, and Looney Tunes Screamport for little boys and ghouls. All Fright Fest events are included in park admission. Plus, the park’s great thrill rides operate through closing day. And on Saturdays and Sundays, Six Flags Wild Safari, the world’s largest drive-thru Safari outside of Africa, is FREE with paid theme park admission.

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Spirits of ‘76 Ghost Tour of Philadelphia


Tour meets at Così Restaurant at 4th & Chestnut Street

Tour meets at Così Restaurant at 4th & Chestnut Street. 215.525.1776.
For tickets and tour times, visit, call 215.525.1776 or visit Così each evening before the tour. Private tours are available year round. Group rates are available for parties of 25 or more.
1 Part History, 2 Parts Haunt! Celebrate the Halloween season – Take Philly’s Best Ghost Tour and get a free glow stick souvenir! Travel the cobblestone streets of Old City to hear chilling stories about the Spirits of ‘76. Dare to visit more than 20 of “Philly’s Frights & Sights” on a 75 minute ghoulish outdoor walking journey through Historic and Haunted Philadelphia. Tours run April through November. Tour meets at Così Restaurant at 4th & Chestnut Streets. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Strasburg Railroad

Plan a day trip your family will never forget. Take a journey through Pennsylvania Dutch Country aboard America’s oldest short-line railroad. See breathtaking scenery and working Amish farms. Back at the station, ride on our miniature steam train, power your own pump car and watch our pint-sized passengers on the cranky cars. Plus, shopping, dinning, tours and more. Order your tickets today online.

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Taste of Philadelphia at Reading Terminal Market

Leaves from the Market information desk, 12th and Filbert Sts., Wednesdays and Saturdays AT 10am. Reservations required. Private tours also available. $14.95 adults; $8.95 kids (includes several small food samples).
Love to eat? You’ll love this 75-minute food-writer-led walking tour about Philly food favorites like cheesesteaks, hoagies and pretzels and the vibrant Reading Terminal Market where they’re sold. Also learn about Philly as the birthplace of the Whitman Sampler, Ernie Keebler and Breyers Ice Cream – in other words, fun history that has nothing to do with our government!

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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. 215-299-1066.
Mon-Fri, 10am – 4:30pm. Weekends and holidays, 10am-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day. Adults $10. Children (3-12) $8. $2/person for Live Butterflies exhibit.
Experience dinosaurs, butterflies, and live animals–all under one roof! Visit the Academy today.

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The African-American Museum in Philadelphia

701 Arch St. 215/574-0380.
Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm. Sun, noon-5pm. Open Dr. Martin Luther King Day with related programs. Closed Mondays, New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Adults $8, Students and Seniors $6.
This museum houses one of the most significant collections of African-American history and culture in Pennsylvania.

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The Battleship New Jersey


Battleship Place, Camden, NJ

October 1-March 31, 9am-3pm. Adults $10; Children under 12, senior citizens and veterans $7; Group rates available for groups of 20 or more.
The Battleship New Jersey, our Nation’s most decorated battleship, is now a floating museum on the Delaware River, along the Camden Waterfront across from Center City Philadelphia. History comes to life as visitors experience a guided tour through the Iowa-class ship, one of the largest battleships ever built.

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The Big Bus Company

bigbus_indhallThe Big Bus Company has been operating live-guided, open-top sightseeing tours in London since 1991. Big Bus Philadelphia Now you can experience the unique history and beauty of Philadelphia from the top of an authentic London double-decker. This open-top tour of the city offers spectacular views and entertaining live commentaries from fully trained and friendly guides. See where George Washington served most of his presidency, climb up the Rocky steps in front of the Museum of Art, visit the new-age shops along South Street, see the animals in America’s very first zoo — and much more. See Philly at your own pace by hopping on and off at any of 20 stops, or just sit back and soak in the history and the sunshine!

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The Chemical Heritage Foundation

315 Chestnut Street. 215-925-2222.
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm, and until 8 pm the first Friday of every month for guest speakers and hands-on presentations that bring exhibits to life. Closed major holidays. Please check our website for schedule updates. Admission is free. Free admission.
The Museum at CHF tells chemistry’s untold stories, from alchemy to nanotechnology. Trace scientific progress in the laboratory, the factory, and the home and learn how chemistry continues to shape the modern world. Discover the chemistry in your life!

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The Da Vinci Art Alliance

704 Catharine St.. 215/829-0466.
Gallery hours: Sat, Sun, 1-5pm.
The Da Vinci Art Alliance was founded in 1931 to serve the needs of fine artists and artisans in the Delaware Valley region. The organization hosts monthly visual art exhibitions in a variety of mediums. The mission of the nonprofit organization is to support its 154 members and to further community-based arts, cultural, and educational exchange through membership dues, special events, grants, and donations.

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The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts


200 South Madison St. Wilmington, DE 19801

Hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday. Admission is $5.
This non-collecting art museum presents more than 30 exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists that explore topical issues in contemporary art and society. Located just of I-95 and a few blocks from the train station.

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The Franklin Institute Science Museum

20th St & Ben Franklin Pkwy. 215/448-1200.
Science Center 9:30am-5pm Sun-Sat. Mandell Center 9:30am-5pm. The Tuttleman IMAX Theater is open Sun-Thu 9:30-5pm, Fri-Sat. 9:30am-9pm Fri, Sat. Adults $14.75. Children 4-11 $11.50, Seniors/Military/Students $11. (Additional for IMAX and Franklin Theater tickets.)

Visitors to the Franklin will find hundreds of hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, high-tech theaters and special programs designed to open the world of science. Visit the Fels Planetarium for a deep-space view of life, the unverse, and everything.

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The James A. Michener Art Museum


138 S. Pine St., Doylestown, PA 18901

Winter Hours (November 1 – March 31) Tuesday through Friday: 10 am to 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm Summer Hours (April 1 – October 31) Tuesday through Friday: 10am to 4:30pm Wednesday: Open on select evenings (call the main number for dates) Saturday: 10am to 5pm Sunday: 12pm to 5pm Art reference library available by appointment only.
The Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden and Terrace close one-half hour before galleries. The Museum is closed on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
Presidents’ Day
Easter Sunday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
Adult: $6.50. Senior: $6.00. Students/Children age 6-18: $4.00. Members and Children under 6: Free. Some exhibitions may require an additional $6.00 special exhibition fee. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The Museum is handicapped accessible.
The James A. Michener Art Museum, located in Doylestown and New Hope, Pennsylvania, is an independent, non-profit cultural institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The Museum is named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer and supporter of the arts. Home to a world class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings, the Museum also hosts nationally touring exhibitions and showcases important regional artists.

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The James A. Michener Art Museum

138 S. Pine St., Doylestown, PA 18901. 215/340-9800. E-Mail.
Winter Hours (November 1 – March 31) Tuesday through Friday: 10 am to 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm Summer Hours (April 1 – October 31) Tuesday through Friday: 10am to 4:30pm Wednesday: Open on select evenings (call the main number for dates) Saturday: 10am to 5pm Sunday: 12pm to 5pm Art reference library available by appointment only.
The Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden and Terrace close one-half hour before galleries. The Museum is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Adult: $6.50. Senior: $6.00. Students/Children age 6-18: $4.00. Members and Children under 6: Free. Some exhibitions may require an additional $6.00 special exhibition fee. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The Museum is handicapped accessible.
The James A. Michener Art Museum, located in Doylestown and New Hope, Pennsylvania, is an independent, non-profit cultural institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The Museum is named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer and supporter of the arts. Home to a world class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings, the Museum also hosts nationally touring exhibitions and showcases important regional artists.


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The Marian Anderson Residence Museum and Birthplace

762 Marian Anderson Way (Martin St) between 19th and 20th Sts. Philadelphia 19146. 215/732-9505.

This understated two-story row home was the residence of Marian Anderson, widely considered the greatest contralto singer of the twentieth century. Anderson’s most famous legacy was her performance in front of 75,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial, after the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to let her sing at Washington DCs Constitutional Hall. Founder and President, Blanche Burton-Lyles. Curator, Phyllis Sims.

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The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad


32 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938

Open year round with many special events to choose from.
The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, a leading Bucks County attraction, featuring narrated 45 minute, 9 mile round trip excursions through the beautiful countryside aboard our 1920’s railcars pulled by a real steam or vintage diesel locomotive. With numerous restored antique railcars to choose from you’re sure to feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Learn many interesting facts such as the film, Perils of Pauline, being filmed along our tracks. Open year round with many special events to choose from.

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The Noyes Museum of Art

Lily Lake Road, Oceanville, NJ 08231. 609/652-8848. E-Mail.
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4:30pm; Sunday: noon to 5pm. Members free, General Admission $4, Seniors and Students $3.
The Noyes Museum’s permanent collection currently includes approximately 1,313 pieces of American art, ranging from painting and sculpture from the 19th to 21st century to an impressive variety of over 350 waterfowl decoys. Many of the paintings are non- representational images by artists active in the latter part of the twentieth century, donated by the Alternative Museum and Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper.. A substantial number of paintings in the collection are by Museum founder, Fred W. Noyes, Jr. Sculpture in the collection encompasses abstract works to outsider and folk art.

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The Piazza at Schmidts

North 2nd St, Northern Liberties.

Infused with the ideas that helped shape public spaces and communities in Europe, the Piazza was conceived as a center for art and commerce. The 80,000 square foot open Philadelphia landmark hosts a 40 foot stage, giant 26×16 ft. movie screen and meticulously landscaped fountain. The Piazza at Schmidts is open every day, inviting all to experience a rich sense of culture and community. Consisting of 40 spaces that range from clothing designers, custom purses, a magic shop, and galleries galore, all owned and operated by Philadelphians. The piazza is also home to several fine restaurants. Whether your taste buds are looking for a classic burger and perfectly poured pint, or an amazing ravioli dish and a smooth glass of wine, you can find it here. In addition, the piazza has weekly entertainment ranging from movie night to jazz night and wine tasting. You can visit our website at atthepiazza. com for more information on our 40 spaces, restaurants, and entertainment schedule.

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The Piazza at Schmidts

North 2nd St, Northern Liberties

Infused with the ideas that helped shape public spaces and communities in Europe, the Piazza was conceived as a center for art and commerce. The 80,000 square foot open Philadelphia landmark hosts a 40 foot stage, giant 26×16 ft. movie screen and meticulously landscaped fountain. The Piazza at Schmidts is open every day, inviting all to experience a rich sense of culture and community. Consisting of 40 spaces that range from clothing designers, custom purses, a magic shop, and galleries galore, all owned and operated by Philadelphians. The piazza is also home to several fine restaurants. Whether your taste buds are looking for a classic burger and perfectly poured pint, or an amazing ravioli dish and a smooth glass of wine, you can find it here. In addition, the piazza has weekly entertainment ranging from movie night to jazz night and wine tasting. You can visit our website at atthepiazza. com for more information on our 40 spaces, restaurants, and entertainment schedule.

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The Print Center

1614 Latimer St (between Spruce and Locust Sts). 215/735-6090. E-Mail.
Gallery: 11am-5:30pm.Tue-Sat. Free.
Founded in 1915, The Print Center is a nonprofit art gallery offering exhibitions in contemporary printmaking and photography. Take part in one of the many opening receptions and special events. Sign up for one of our education programs. Don’t miss the longest running annual international competition for prints and photographs in the country. Browse through the largest selection of contemporary art in Philadelphia in The Print Center Gallery Store.

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United States Mint


5th and Arch Sts.

Visitors to this free attraction can view actual coin production in the world’s largest mint. On November 18, 2003, they started producing the first Sacajawea dollar coins

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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology

33rd and Spruce Sts. 215/898-4000.
Tues-Sat, 10am-4:30 p.m. Sun, 1-5pm. Partial opening summer Sundays: “Amarna,” Lower Egyptian Galleries only open (and reduced admission). Closed Mondays, and May 27, July 4, Sept. 2, Thanksgiving. Adults $8; Children (6-17), Students & Seniors $5.
This world-renowned museum features ancient Egyptian, Mesoamerican, African, Asian, Polynesian, Native American, and ancient Mediterranean world galleries. Visit the Museum shops and café.

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Valley Forge National Historical Park


Route 23 and N. Gulph Road, Valley Forge, PA

Tour dates: Saturday- Monday May 29- 31, Saturday- Sunday June 5- 6, Saturday- Sunday June 12 – 13, Friday – Monday June 18 – 21, Thursday – Monday June 21 – Sep. 6 Tour ticket prices: Adults $15.50, Students 13-16 $10.50, National Park Pass Holders $10.50. Children under 12 $7.50. For information about the tours call 610.783.7503.
George Washington slept here. This national park preserves the terrible beauty of that harsh and crucial winter in America’s history. Also a great place for picnics.

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VF Outlet Village

610/378-0408, 800/772-8336

801 Hill Avenue, Reading, PA 19610-3026

America’s original outlet center, located in Reading, PA, is still America’s favorite! Discover where outlet shopping began. Big Brands! Small Prices! 75 great outlets. Save 20-70% off brand name and designer fashions for your family and home. Featuring VF Outlet, the world’s largest outlet store. Save up to 70% off everyday on your favorite brands for your entire family. Vanity Fair, Lee, Wrangler, JanSport, Healthtex, Nautica and more! Visit us at for more info

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Vivant Art Gallery

60 N 2nd St. (215) 922-6584. E-Mail.

An art gallery in the heart of Old City Philadelphia, specializing in Haitian paintings, Contemporary West African and Balinese masks and hand-painted Caribbean pottery and ceramics. The art at Vivant is culturally authentic and enriching, as it is aesthetically pleasing, colorful, and exotic. The gallery is a unique venue that hosts social, political and art educational forums. An island refuge of art and culture awaits you. Gallery Hours: Wed – Sat 12pm – 5pm and by appointments.

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Wagner Free Institute of Science

1700 W. Montgomery Avenue (North Philadelphia, near Temple University). 215/763-6529.
For calendar of evening courses and special Saturday programs, call Beth at extension 13. Courses and museum are free. Tues-Fri, 9:00am to 4:00pm.
A National Historic Landmark, the collection includes skeletons, fossils, shells, minerals, and mounted animals. Founded in 1855, the Wagner houses a natural history collection begun by William Wagner in the early nineteenth century and expanded by naturalist Joseph Leidy in the 1880s.

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Washington Crossing Historic Park


1112 River Road Washington Crossing, PA 18977

Washington Crossing Historic Park interprets Washington’s famous crossing of the Delaware, the American Revolution, and daily life of the early 19th century village of Taylorsville. Visitor services include: visitor center, orientation film, museum store, picnic areas, and guided tours. Visit 18th and 19th century homes, a tavern, revolutionary soldier’s graves and Bowman’s Hill Tower.

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We The People

800/822-8487, ext.437

a musical at The National Liberty Museum 321 Chestnut St

A musical at The National Liberty Museum 321 Chestnut St. 800/822-8487, ext.437.

The Liberty Museum is open 10am-5pm daily. Adults: $18, Seniors: $15, $6 for children under 6. Group rates available.
Two Great Attractions, One Great Price! We The People is a rousing musical tribute to the spirit that has defined America. Exhilarating and inspiring, the award-wining production spotlights our nations heroes and heritage. Admission includes full access to the acclaimed National Liberty Museum.

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Wells Fargo Science Park

Located behind The Franklin Institute on 21st Street at Cherry. . 215/448-1200.
May-September, seven days a week from 10am-3pm, weather permitting.
The Franklin Institute Science Museum and Please Touch Museum have joined forces to create the First Union Science Park, and interactive outdoor park for parents and children.

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Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center


Millville, NJ

Wheaton Arts is one of South Jersey’s best cultural destinations. Watch world-class art created in the Glass Studio. Tour the impressive Museum of American Glass with its notable collection. Walk through the Artist Studios and see skilled artists at work throughout the day. Explore South Jersey’s rich cultural traditions in the Down Jersey Folklife Center. Browse through the finest selection of one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gift items in our museum stores. Train ride, hotel and restaurant.

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Wok and Walk Culinary & Cultural Tour of Chinatown


Tour meets at Chef Kitchen, 1010 Cherry Street, 2nd floor, Philadelphia Chinatown (1/2 block from the Pennsylvania Convention Center )

Every Sunday from 9:30 – 2 Cost: $45.00 per person plus tax and tip. Group rates available for groups of 20 or more. (includes full meal, demonstrations & walking tour). Payment: cash or check only. Due day of event. Reservations necessary: 215/928-9333.
As seen on “The Tonight Show,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” & TV Food Network’s “The Best of…”Join us for an insider’s tour of this vibrant community and learn about the history, culture and food of Chinatown. Every Sunday, Chinatown’s restauranteur Joseph Poon invites guests on intriguing tour of Chinatown. Start with an artfully prepared Dim Sum breakfast, learn Tai Chi exercises, witness authentic Chinese cooking techniques and more. Group tours can be offered on a weekday or weekend. The date of tour can be planned at your convenience. Deposits are required to hold group tour date. Tour buses can park at the nearby Callowhill Bus Center, 2nd & Callowhill streets (215/829-3330). Minimal parking fee applies. Lounge for drivers is available. Chef Poon is a trained nutritionist. If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies just let Chef Poon know.

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Yards Brewing Company

Brewery tours and tastings available by appointment Mon-Sun.
Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia’s premier brewery, brought the return of cask conditioned ales to Philadelphia in 1994. Yards uses the time-honored principal of cask and bottle conditioning – in accordance with British and Belgian brewing techniques. All of their products are unfiltered and unpasteurized to optimize the flavor of these complex ales. Yards’ award-winning ales are available in finer restaurants and beer bars throughout PA, NJ, MD.

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