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Philadelphia History Museum, Philadelphia

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  • My adult children treated me to a day around the historical area. We live in the city and like to see it from the tourist point of view occasionally. This was our main stop this time. I had not been t...  more »
  • Wow ...What a treasure!!! We stopped in on a dreary rainy day our only Full day in Philly mind you, to be greeted by Bob who made this an Awesome experience for us!!!Starting with making us feel Welco...  more »
  • I found this to be a gem of a museum away from the hustle and bustle of the usual popular tourist attractions in the city. When I arrived I was greeted by a very nice docent who took the time to tell ...  more »
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  • The worker there, Bob, was the absolute sweetest and informative person I've ever had the pleasure of interacting with. He made the entire trip there worth it. Would definitely visit again.
  • As relatively new Philadelphian, I really enjoyed this museum. It's organized well and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The two floors offer a lot of early history, artwork and artifacts. My favorite parts were huge map of Philly and George Washington's desk. You can do the whole thing in about an hour and it costs about $10 / adult. It closes at 4:30 or 5 on Saturdays. I'd suggest doing it before dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants around Center City / Old City.
  • Too little actual history telling, many individual artifacts without context. Those might have a meaning for long time Philadelphians, but to foreigners, they don't tell much about the city. Not worth the 10$.
  • 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 them reopening after they closed for renovations and was disappointed. It seemed a lot smaller and a lot of the old exhibits were gone. The other day I went again and nothing much changed from a few years back after the renovation. I will add that the large street map of Philadelphia was a nice part of the museum. It was worth the $1 "Pay what you wish" but not the normal $10.
  • Really interesting museum about the history of Philadelphia, with a really good 20 min video about William Penn and the founding of Pennsylvania an Philly.