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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Closed Now: 11:00 - 18:00
Open today: 11:00 - 18:00
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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (PMG)is a mosaicked visionary art environment, gallery, and community arts center that preserves, interprets and provides access to Isaiah Zagar's unique mosaic art environment and his public murals. The Magic Gardens...more
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1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1936
City Centre East
+1 215-733-0390
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Reviewed yesterday

very nice, interesting to walk through. Filled with young people taking photos for instagram taking their time for the "perfect" photo.

Thank emkharts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must go in even though you can see some of it from the sidewalk. It is worth the price of admission, absolutely fantastic. The mosaic garden is beautiful. I love how Zagar has incorporated all these folk statues into his mosaics in the sculpture...More

Thank just1backpack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in July 2018. We did not buy tickets ahead of time but did not have a long wait. The exhibit is like nothing I have ever seen before, and probably won't ever see again. There are many steps so if you have difficulty...More

Thank TravelinMom619
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The creativity artists can exhibit with found materials! You can appreciate this little space for its beauty, or you can ponder the philosophy in the writing on the walls. Or you can spend your time chuckling at all the doodads, gewgaws, and bicycle wheels. You...More

Thank stevetheslim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such an unique place! This “garden” is half a City block of mosaics made up of recycled materials like glass, tires, whatever the artist could find. As you walk along, you’ll notice figurines and oddities places along the mosaics. Honestly, I could spend hours here...More

Thank Dana J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is amazing what an artist can do with simple material and unlimited imagination. We had a wonderful time visiting the place during early afternoon hours, in between rain showers. The staff was extra nice. Even without formal organized tour we were able to speak...More

Thank davidr0n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit on South Street is Philly's Magic Gardens. The mosaics and story behind the gardens is just fascinating. We walked just over a mile from the historic district to the gardens - all safe and a wonderful walk. We also got lucky, the...More

Thank VaCarol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Philadelphia Magic Gardens are south of the city center. Admission is $10 and if you like modern, interpretive art, then it’s worth it. If your not into things like this, save your money and your time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much to see in the garden and the building. Very different down to earth art. Make sure you book online before you go since all entries are by timed tickets.

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am sure it took long time to place all those pieces of tiles, mirrors and old glass bottles glued on the walls of that location which at the end made a special art work of colors and vision. I would recommend it.

Thank seliyakim
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1 August 2018|
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Response from PMGStaff | Property representative |
Hello! Our general admission fees are: $10 for adults $8 for Students with ID, Military & Seniors $5 for ages 6-12 FREE for children 5 and under We do strongly recommend purchasing your admission tickets online ahead of... More
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28 July 2018|
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Response from Lauras_Munchies | Reviewed this property |
I think we paid about $10 per person and they offer a student discount