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The Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3602
+1 215-278-7000
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2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3602
+1 215-278-7000
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Reviewed yesterday

I have never been among so may impressionist paintings in one small and manageable museum. Don't miss it if you love this time period. A bit more expensive than average but well worth it.

Thank Renee L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our visit to The Barnes. Very unexpected works of art and loved the intimate feel of the museum.

Thank hbtravels
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While not that into the classic artists, we enjoyed the Barnes. Beautiful place and an amazing collection. Loved the Rousseau's! Only downside was the staff was generally snooty, maybe that's to be expected. Worth a visit.

Thank pallidin11
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The new Barnes location in Philadelphia is so much better than when it was in Merion. The grounds - trees, reflecting pool - and building are so perfect. The art is still wonderfully overwhelming. The coffee shop has great coffee and pastries, and the garden...More

Thank PhyllisBarrier
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not a huge art museum but definitely one worth a visit. Lots of very cool works and things to see. The walls are quite filled though and it's easy to miss some of the more exotic pics. Go online and have a look at what...More

Thank Ady B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In an easy to access location, the Barnes is a rather extraordinary collection presented in an unusual and compelling manner. Take the time to get a guided tour for additional history and insight into how the collection was assembled and the idiosyncrasies of Mr. Barnes...More

Thank Joshua T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very unique way to present painting like un your house take the time to go forth and back to see them book in advance and choose not a rush hour

Thank geneve1213
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I rank this as one of my favorite art museums! From the moment you enter the grounds, the atmosphere is peaceful and welcoming. The collections are vast--175+ works by Renoir alone--and very diverse. I loved being able to view the art at such a close...More

Thank lozshuz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was recommended to me by three work colleagues. They were right- it blew me out of the water. Incredible collection of impressionist art. The unexpected surprise was the art antiquities rooms. The largest Renoir collection you'll ever see!! Only issue was that they didn't tell...More

Thank cbeeperson
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An expensive museum to visit ($25), covering just 23 small rooms but packed with so many famous names you almost become inured - just another Renoir! If you love art of the period you will love this place, but beware! - stick to the rules...More

Thank Gill M
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Has anyone gone to the first Sunday of a month when it's free admission? If so, was it extremely crowded?
27 February 2017|
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Response from metoread2 | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Sunday in January, but not first Sunday. It was fine, but by the time I left was beginning to get crowded. Because this Museum has small rooms, crowds are always a problem. On first Sundays, you need to get... More
Margaret T
Hotels near the Barnes museum
22 August 2016|
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Response from stanley c | Reviewed this property |
Palomar; Sofitel; Warwick; Marriott; Inn at Penn (U Penn) ; VRBO.
Is Photography allowed inside? Can I take a SLR camera in with me?
6 July 2016|
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Response from frequenteater | Reviewed this property |
yes - no flash though