Things to do in Philadelphia

Top Things to Do in Philadelphia

Things to Do in Philadelphia

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  • Angela P
    Rolesville, NC9 contributions
    Fascinating and informative! We did the audio tour and spent nearly 3 hours at Eastern State Penitentiary. The audio tour was fantastic as were the many special exhibits and artists installations. This walk through history was so very engaging and is definitely a must visit in the Philadelphia area.
    Written 3 October 2022
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  • Joyce R
    6 contributions
    Love this museum. If you take your time and go through a lot of the interactive screens, you can learn a lot behind the items exhibited like where did silver, China, etc come from and how did it get to Philadelphia and who wS exploited to get these things. History is more inclusive now in museums. Would definitely come back for special exhibits.
    Written 3 October 2022
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  • GiselleB200
    Paarl, South Africa15 contributions
    Extraordinary collection of Impressionist art plus some art from other eras. Many reviews focus correctly on the sheer volume of art here particularly Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso. But the venue is not without its issues. You cannot wear any kind of light jacket although hoodies seemed acceptable. This is enforced very fiercely by the staff. The choice of who has to check their jacket in and who doesn’t also seemed pretty arbitrary. Heavy coats and big jackets I could understand. Several people like me having to walk around in thin shirts or tee shirts … and it’s not warm! Spoilt the experience. You also need your phone if you want any information about the paintings. Barnes also had a fairly eccentric and unique way to display the art meaning that paintings are piled high up the wall. Maybe it was because I got so cold but the visit could have been better.
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • Aud E
    140 contributions
    There are SO many options and very little seating. It was difficult to navigate the area. However I ordered items from three places and everything was fresh and delicious. Lots of fresh seafood to pick from also. Great place to take a group.
    Written 27 September 2022
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  • Eric L
    2 contributions
    This one is quite quick and accessible. We got in right at the end of the day and were the last in line. This definitely worked to our benefit as you visit the actual hall (where it happened) second so those at the back of the room get front row when you turn around to go across the hall to the ‘good stuff’.
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • Judy M
    Redondo Beach, CA112 contributions
    A truly interesting museum of the runup to the Revolution .Gave me a better understanding of the diverse points of view and the incredible effort to stitch a country together. Worth a good look!
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • eliezk
    Jerusalem, Israel4 contributions
    I was so happy to take a tour of the city from a bird's eye view. The bar on the deck was a nice place to enjoy a drink. Philly Fred was there to show me around and his explanations made my trip!
    Written 24 November 2020
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  • Patrick302
    Katy, TX50 contributions
    Interesting piece of history and cool to see. Very well done exhibit. The facility is very nice. I was there on a weekday in September to the line was short. It was easy to walk around and take pictures. It was much faster to see than I thought it would be.
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • hrobinson1114
    Nashville, TN2,588 contributions
    I’m rating five stars based mainly on the Harry Potter exhibit. Honestly, the rest is the museum seems to be geared toward kids and is a bit dated. But the institute seems to have innovating, interesting, fun rotating exhibits.

    The Potter exhibition was well done. Lots of wardrobe pieces, interesting behind the scenes info, and cool, colorful scenes perfect for Instagram.

    Though there isn’t a lot here a Potter fan wouldn’t know, I did find out a few cool facts, like how one of Voldermort’s robes ended up having over 160 feet of fabric. There were fun quotes and insights from crew and stars.

    I did the VIP experience and went mid day on a weekday, but from what I hear, it can get crowded at peak times.

    Again, I wouldn’t make this a special trip for the regular/permanent exhibits, but would check out the rotating exhibits regularly.
    Written 1 September 2022
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  • Huw W
    London, UK373 contributions
    Set in a lovely garden, this is a quick tour with 4-5 galleries of Rodin's sculptures. Well displayed, not crowded, and free entry with the Philadelphia Art Museum ticket- recommended.
    Written 26 September 2022
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  • MarieP
    New Haven, CT7 contributions
    For best views, get a seat on the upper levels, 1st base line. Get your food early as the lines get wicked long soon after first pitch.
    Written 23 September 2022
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  • Kristin291
    Milford, PA45 contributions
    To walk and look down this alley is definitely something to do. Even though it is just an alley, the architecture is amazing. To think that you are walking were your ancestors may have walked is a thought to let sink in. It is a well preserved piece of history. Just a little creepy that people actually live there now so you are on peoples Ring cameras being recorded.
    Written 6 September 2022
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  • Jon C
    West Haven, CT155 contributions
    We stopped by the Rock Statue for a quick visit. Since it's in a public space near the Museum of Modern Art, it's free and access is not dependent on opening and closing times. It is situated near a large public park and there was plenty of free parking across the street in the park. We were there about 20 minutes and about 5 minutes were at the statue. The rest was getting to and from our car. It's exactly what it says. The statue of Sylvester Stallone as Rocky from one of the Rocky films.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • Lee A
    Philadelphia, PA224 contributions
    So glad to have the National Museum of American Jewish History reopened. It is an important resource and symbol on Independence Mall.
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • vox69nn
    Medina, OH2,133 contributions
    Many worthwhile sites to visit in a relatively small area. National Park Service has stationed many well informed and engaging rangers at numerous locations points throughout the park. Many of buildings have security checkpoints and masks are required inside them - sad signs of our times. But visitors were moved along efficiently and politely. we did not have tickets for Independence Hall but found the Congress Hall very interesting. In the House Chamber, the guide had a seating plan for all the original representatives and offered to tell us all whose seats we occupied. Both the House Chamber and Senate were impressive. The Liberty Bell was well presented and included numerous supportive displays. I was surprised to learn that the bell was not known as the Liberty Bell until Civil Was time when it became associated with the emancipation of the slaves. There is a nice view of Independence Hall from the Liberty Bell Display area - good photographers should aim for that view instead of posing stupidly for their own selfie next to the bell. So much is great about the various components of the Historic Park. Pretty sad we have so much to be ashamed about among the leaders of our current national government.
    Written 10 August 2022
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