Free Museum Days

June 19, 2024
10:00 am
Founded in 1976 in celebration of the nation's Bicentennial, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans. Throughout its evolution, the museum has objectively interpreted and presented the achievements and aspirations of African Americans from pre-colonial times to the current day.
June 20, 2024
10:00 am
Join PAFA & AAMP for our newest exhibition, "Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America.
June 20, 2024
10:00 am
The Independence Seaport Museum encourages visitors of all ages to discover Philadelphia's river of history and world of connections. Through award-winning exhibitions, guests will learn the connection the Delaware River has not only with the city but also with the region as a whole.
June 21, 2024
10:00 am
Historic RittenhouseTown is the site of the first paper mill in America dating to 1690. The 1707 Rittenhouse Family Homestead is one of the oldest buildings in Philadelphia. This tour will explore the legacy of the Rittenhouse Family, the art of paper making and the story of this important industrial site from industrial to bucolic.
June 21, 2024
11:00 am
The Print Center, a nonprofit gallery located in Philadelphia’s historic Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, encourages the growth and understanding of photography and printmaking as vital contemporary arts through exhibitions, publications and educational programs. The Print Center is an international voice in...
June 21, 2024
11:00 am
Christ Church, the birthplace of the American Episcopal Church, was founded in 1695 as a condition of William Penn’s Charter. Known as “The Nation’s Church,” it hosted members of the Continental Congress during the American Revolution and Presidents GeorgeWashington and John Adams in the first decade of the newly established Republic. Among early members were Benjamin and Deborah Franklin, Betsy Ross, John Penn (William Penn’s grandson), and signers of the Constitution and of the Declaration of Independence, including Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, and Francis Hopkinson.
June 22, 2024
10:00 am
Lemon Hill Mansion is a historic house museum highlighting Federal architecture and featuring spectacular views of the city of Philadelphia. Lemon Hill Mansion was built by wealthy merchant Henry Pratt in 1800 as the centerpiece of his garden estate. A beloved place of recreation for 19th century Philadelphians, Lemon Hill was the first property purchased by the City of Philadelphia in creating the new Fairmount Park.
June 22, 2024
10:00 am
Visitors will be given a guide tour of the Woodford Mansion, a 1756 National Historic Landmark that displays the Naomi Wood Collection of 18th century furniture, household good, decorative and fine arts. Much of the furniture and decorative objects in the Mansion were made by Philadelphia craftsmen for families in the area. They will hear about the Coleman, Barclay, Franks and Wharton families who used Woodford as a summer retreat, and they will learn the stories of Phila, Azmin, Hagar, Greenwich, and Peter, enslaved Africans who worked as domestic servants for the Coleman and Franks families.
June 22, 2024
10:00 am
Join the Science History Institute every Saturday for "Stories of Science" as we highlight a different “element” of science each week. Explore a unique themes through special highlights tours, and interactive activities for all ages. Find out more about the diverse narratives that weave together to create the science we know today!
June 22, 2024
12:00 pm
The Paul Robeson House was the home of internationally renowned American bass-baritone concert singer, actor of film and stage, All-American and professional athlete, writer, multi-lingual orator, human rights activist, and lawyer Paul Robeson from 1966 until 1976.
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