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Philadelphia History Museum, Philadelphia

(3.7/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
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  • I LOVE this museum! I went there with my 2 kids, ages 2 and 5, and my nieces, ages 8 and 11. The staff were so nice - they gave us scavenger hunts and a little prize for completing. The man at the fro...  more »
  • The museum is fairly small, but rich of various angles taken to explain Philadelphia, its history and culture. In addition to the kindness of the staff at the entrance (some of which happen to be hist...  more »
  • This was a great small museum jammed packed with relics, information and a ton of historical facts. The 28 minute movie was so interesting and the best part was our 'tour guide' Bob Sands. He was choc...  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.