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From Egyptian artifacts to physical anthropology, the renowned Penn Museum has something for the entire family.  This attraction is packed full of things to do for both locals and international tourists alike.  Don’t forget to check out these favorite attractions during your visit!   Spectacular Egyptian Artifacts If you love all things ancient Egypt, then you’re in luck!  The Penn Museum has one of the most impressive collections of Egyptian artifacts in the United States.  This epic collection goes beyond just mummies and tomb treasures, as visitors are given an up close look at the museum’s real conservation center.  Watch trained conservationists examine, clean and…
It's been said that the sport of racing was created from the moment the second automobile was built. That racing tradition can be seen in full display at the Simeone Automotive Museum. Located in Philadelphia, there are over 60 vehicles on display in this museum that represent where each of the vehicles were seen racing. Illustrating the development of racing in the United States and around the world, if you love race cars, then you'll want to see the collection that is at this fantastic museum. It's the Dream of a Working Class Kid Realized Dr. Frederick Simeone started collecting automobiles nearly five decades ago…
Philadelphia's City Hall is the tallest and largest city hall in the United States, not to mention the most expensive. The central tower stands at 511 feet, on top of which is a 37-foot-tall statue of William Penn, the founder of the city. The statue itself weighs 27 tons, making it the largest statue on any building in the world. Until the construction of One Liberty Place in 1987, City Hall remained the tallest building in all of Philadelphia. Although builders failed to make it the tallest building in the world after the construction of the Washington Monument and the Eiffel Tower, it became the…
If you enjoy classic art, you must visit the Rodin Museum during your next trip to Philadelphia. Auguste Rodin was a French sculptor who lived from 1840-1917. Best known for pieces like The Thinker and The Gates of Hell, Rodin took an approach to sculpting that was radical for his time, in spite of his traditional schooling, and in turn paved the way for modern sculpture. In spite of his obvious talent and desire for academic recognition, he was never accepted into Paris's foremost school of art and was highly criticized for his unique style. The Rodin Museum was opened in 1929 to pay tribute…
So Much to See, So Little Time Survey the displays of Philadelphia’s maritime past comprised of some 40,000 objects from around the world. From paintings, to engines, to diving gear, you won’t run out of things to see. Pan through various exhibits showcasing a broad spectrum of the history of the Delaware River and Bay, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Like the always moving Delaware River on which it sits, the museum boasts constantly changing exhibits and galleries. In partnership with the Independence Seaport Museum, a host of Philadelphian community guest curators present rotating exhibits year-around. From tugboat exhibits to archeological findings, the continuous introduction…
The Barnes Foundation is an education institution dedicated to the fine arts and horticulture. In May 2012, the foundation opened a new campus in Philadelphia, housing post-impressionist, early modern, African and other non-western works of art, as well as many other decorative arts.   Look, but Don’t Touch The collection at Philadelphia boasts a wide array of art genres, such as paintings, sculptures, textiles, decorative art, metalwork, and more than you can possibly imagine. For a pre-peak at the online collection, click here. In addition to the art collection, the foundation displays various and wide-ranging exhibitions for months at a time. A few past exhibitions…
Your Six-Step Process to Understanding the Beginning of American Government What embodies the very meaning of being American more than the Constitution? And what could be more fitting than a conglomerated museum, town hall, and civic education headquarters dedicated to our Constitution located in the city in which it all began? Well, nothing. And the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia agrees.   Step One: Freedom Rising Starting at the beginning makes sense. Kick off your tour of the museum with this multimedia theater production of the story of our Constitution—from its birth to modern day. Enjoy a 360-degree screen complimented with a performance by a…
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