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Philadelphia History Museum, Philadelphia
(3.6/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
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  • The day after Thanksgiving was "Pay What You Wish" This was my 3rd time here. The 1st was before they renovated it about 20 years ago and it had quite a few informative exhibits. I looked forward to t...  more »
  • We visited the museum over Thanksgiving weekend, and what a treat it was. Our oldest daughter is a museum exhibit coordinator in Washington, DC and she was very impressed by the museum's collection an...  more »
  • I'd never been to Philly before this trip, and knew very little about it. I thought this museum was the perfect size--not overwhelmingly large, like those in DC, where I live--so we were able to get t...  more »
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  • An excellent place to stop to find out about the history of Philadelphia. Watch the video for some interesting background. Staff helpful even with questions not related to the museum.
  • Small but value priced museum housed in the former home of the Franklin Institute. Has a front room that features local historical installations of interest. Lots of special events. Highlight, especially for locals and their kids is the huge map of the city that constitutes the floor of the main meeting room
  • Very nice museum giving excellent history of Philadelphia. One of our best stops as first-time visitors to the city. Lisa, the young lady at the front desk was very helpful. Don't miss the video.
  • Small, but with a nice array of items that relate to the story of Philadelphia. Could use a bit more to it, but it's a pleasant place to spend an afternoon.
  • Very nice place. There were no tours but it was pretty much self explanatory. It is not a huge museum but is packed full of interesting things. Philly the famous military mascot dog is on display there. My husband enjoyed the map room. He is originally from Philly and on the map I have pictures of him standing on the spot that would of been his home when he was a boy.