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2018 Best Reason to Spend Your Next Friday Night at a Museum

The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Each Friday, the city’s buttoned-up institution lets loose with extended hours (it’s open till 8:45 p.m.), cocktails, tapas, live music, and access to the galleries. Go, so that you don’t feel as guilty about spending the rest of the weekend binge-watching Netflix on your couch. View Profile »

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA | 215-763-8100 | Website

2017 Best New Museum

Museum of the American Revolution

101 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Much to our surprise, the people in charge here figured out a way to make something that happened 250 years ago seem relevant, important, and […] Read more »

2017 Best Weird Museum

American Treasure Tour

1 American Treasure Way, Oaks, PA Website

A huge—and we do mean huge—collection of old American pop-culture ephemera and memorabilia in a giant factory in the suburbs. Think pre-Facebook—hell, pre-computer—stuff like jukeboxes, […] Read more »

2016 Best Fun for History Nerds

Penn Museum

3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Because you probably didn’t know that there’s a 15-ton Egyptian sphinx on South Street. Well, that and one of the most prestigious collections of world-civilization […] Read more »

2014 Best Quickie Culture

Rodin Museum

2154 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA Website

Auguste Rodin spent 37 years shaping his The Gates of Hell. You can take in that 20-foot masterpiece along with The Thinker, the nude study […] Read more »

2014 Best Free Museum

Fabric Workshop and Museum

1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Exhibitions here please even the most casual of art lovers, and include pretty much every visual-arts medium you can think of: painting, ceramics, architecture, video, […] Read more »

2012 Best Museum

The Barnes Foundation

2025 Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA Website

Worth the wait. And the fuss. Read more »

2011 Best Museum You've Never Been To

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA Website

We expected this place to be just for kids. But if you’re not enthralled when looking up at the awe-inspiring 160-ton Pacific Class K4 steam […] Read more »

2010 Best Landmark You Havent Been To

Wharton Esherick Museum

1520 Horseshoe Trail, Malvern, PA Website

Sculptor Esherick’s former home is now a please-do-touch-the-art, worth-the-advanced–reservation gem (without the bitter Barnes neighbors), and it displays more than 200 of his works mostly […] Read more »

2009 Best Under-the-Radar Museum

University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Since its founding more than 120 years ago, the Penn Museum, as it’s (thankfully) nicknamed, has showcased the results of many of the 400 expeditions […] Read more »