Landmarks and Attractions

Museums

Constitution Center
The National Constitution Center is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of, and appreciation for, the Constitution, its history, and its contemporary relevance (more).

Franklin Institute Science Museum
The Franklin Institute's giant model walk-through Heart, an icon in Philadelphia since its opening in 1954, recently underwent major renovations, upgrades, and enhancements (more).

Please Touch Museum
Please Touch is designed for families with young children and since 1976, has dedicated itself to enriching the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play (more).

Institute of Contemporary Art
One of the country's leading museums dedicated to exhibiting the art of our time. Since 1963, the ICA has built a reputation for identifying artists of promise who later emerge into the international spotlight.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The museum at this school showcases a permanent collection of 18th to 20th century artworks. Other exhibitions currently include a selection of Andy Warhol's works, including paintings, prints, photographs, and films.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia premier art museum has a reputation known worldwide. The fall will feature a special exhibition of the portrait work of Vincent van Gogh.

Rodin Museum
The museum was recently reopened to the public after extensive renovations. The museum hosts the largest collection of the work of Rodin outside of Paris.

Rosenbach Museum and Library
Located at 2010 Delancy Place, the museum houses the nation's largest collection of miniature portraits painted in oil on metal.

Woodmere Art Museum
One of Philadelphia's finest small museums, the Woodmere Art Museum is housed in a stately Victorian mansion in Chestnut Hill. The museum showcases the wonderful works of art collected in the late 1800's by Charles Knox Smith.

Theater

Kimmel Center
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Academy of Music serve as home to eight Resident Company performing arts organizations, including The Philadelphia Orchestra (more).

Merriam Theater
Broadway across America.

Prince Music Theater
As a movie theater, the Midtown had seen many Philadelphia premieres and countless Hollywood stars. AMTF put itself into the project of converting this now run-down relic of the past into one of the most vibrant, modern and spacious live theaters in Philadelphia. (more).

The Wilma Theater
The Wilma Theater exists to present theater as an art form, engaging artists and audiences in an adventure of aesthetic philosophical reflection of the complexities of contemporary life (more).

Opera Company of Philadelphia
The Opera Company of Philadelphia is Philadelphia's only producer of grand opera, performing at the Academy of Music, America's oldest, continuously-running opera house (more).

The Academy of Music
Philadelphia's Academy of Music is both a celebrated historical landmark and a current focus of cultural life in Philadelphia. Opened in 1857, the Academy is the oldest grand opera house in the United States still used for its original purpose (more).

InterAct Theatre Company
Changing the world one play at a time

Main Attractions

City Hall
Centered in the heart of downtown Philadelphia stands the nation's largest municipal building (larger than the U.S. Capitol), serving the city's government and politics for over 100 years (more).

Masonic Temple
The Masonic Temple in Philadelphia was constructed in 1873. It has been called one of the great "wonders" of the Masonic world (more).

Love Park
LOVE Park (JFK Plaza) was built in the 1960s at the eastern end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and across from City Hall (more).

Liberty Place
Experience exceptional shopping in an atmosphere that is truly one-of-a-kind. A place where over 60 shops and restaurants come together to offer upscale merchandise for every facet on your life plus delicious delicacies to please your palate (more).