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Philadelphia History Museum, Philadelphia

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Inspirock Rating:
3.6/5 based on 70 reviews on the web
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  • I was born and raised in the Philadelphia area and live in the city now. Being surrounded by history and a plethora of great museums, this one really has a lot to live up to and it misses the mark. Ph...  read more »
  • The Philadelphia History museum is small but worth visiting. The exhibits are well displayed and easy to observe. There is no feeling of being over whelmed by too much. There is a film mostly about Wi...  read more »
  • Pretty neat to see and read things about Philadelphia's history. It's not a big museum but definitely full of information and different things. 
  • 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.
  • I use to spend my lunch hour here back in the late 60's. It was the oridginal Franklin Institut. From the early 1800's till about 1931. It was then called The Atwater Kent Museum. Lots of history. However, a lot of pieces that I knew about are now in storage.
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