Best art museums in Philadelphia

Check out the top art museums in Philadelphia, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Fairmount
1. Fairmount
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39 local reviews
Fairmount, Philadelphia
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Diana
Art Museum isn't that far of a drive, and Boathouse row which is right there downtown is a great tourist attra…
Danielle
A must in Fairmount. Run up the iconic steps where Rocky stars. Take a picture with the famous statue. Don't m…
Tya
I have a Membership so I walk to the Art Museum at least once a month and get lost in the amazing exhibits!
1. Fairmount
1. Fairmount
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39 local reviews
Fairmount, Philadelphia
Diana
Diana
Art Museum isn't that far of a drive, and Boathouse row which is right there downtown is a great tourist attraction!
Danielle
Danielle
A must in Fairmount. Run up the iconic steps where Rocky stars. Take a picture with the famous statue. Don't miss the Art Museum itself. A b…
Tya
Tya
I have a Membership so I walk to the Art Museum at least once a month and get lost in the amazing exhibits!
2. Philadelphia Museum of Art
2. Philadelphia Museum of Art
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179 local reviews
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-763-8100
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Darius
The neighborhood takes its name from this museum! Contains a good general collection has a schedule of specif…
Sarah & Alex
Phenomenal art museum - closed Mondays, and Wednesday evenings are reduced cost. Periodic yoga in the main hal…
Ron
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is Philadelphia’s art museum. We are a landmark building. A world-renowned coll…
2. Philadelphia Museum of Art
2. Philadelphia Museum of Art
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179 local reviews
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-763-8100
Darius
Darius
The neighborhood takes its name from this museum! Contains a good general collection has a schedule of specific exhibits (check the website…
Sarah & Alex
Sarah & Alex
Phenomenal art museum - closed Mondays, and Wednesday evenings are reduced cost. Periodic yoga in the main hall public classes are offered, …
Ron
Ron
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is Philadelphia’s art museum. We are a landmark building. A world-renowned collection. A place that welcomes …
3. Kelly Dr
3. Kelly Dr
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25 local reviews
Kelly Dr, Philadelphia
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Philip
Beautiful River Views. Walk,Ride,Fish and take a trip all the way to the boathouses which is next to the Phila…
Jackie & Mike
This is the biking/hiking trail that leads to the city. Its technically the "Valley Forge Trail" it follows th…
Brian
Wonderful path to bike, run or just walk around on. Can take this down about 4 miles to Ben Franklin Parkway …
3. Kelly Dr
3. Kelly Dr
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25 local reviews
Kelly Dr, Philadelphia
Philip
Philip
Beautiful River Views. Walk,Ride,Fish and take a trip all the way to the boathouses which is next to the Philadelphia Art Museum
Jackie & Mike
Jackie & Mike
This is the biking/hiking trail that leads to the city. Its technically the "Valley Forge Trail" it follows the Schuykill River straight to …
Brian
Brian
Wonderful path to bike, run or just walk around on. Can take this down about 4 miles to Ben Franklin Parkway and the Art museum.
4. Schuylkill Banks
4. Schuylkill Banks
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8 local reviews
2501 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Open now
+1 215-309-5523
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Eric
This park is walking distance from our house. The path goes up the river for miles and takes you past iconic …
Jean
This recreational trail follows the river and continuous from Valley Forge into Center City. It can be biked …
Carl and Barbara
Bike, walk, jog, skateboard this paved river trail, which takes you as far as you want to go! It goes past th…
4. Schuylkill Banks
4. Schuylkill Banks
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8 local reviews
2501 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Open now
+1 215-309-5523
Eric
Eric
This park is walking distance from our house. The path goes up the river for miles and takes you past iconic Boathouse row and the Philly a…
Jean
Jean
This recreational trail follows the river and continuous from Valley Forge into Center City. It can be biked or walked. It goes behind the…
Carl and Barbara
Carl and Barbara
Bike, walk, jog, skateboard this paved river trail, which takes you as far as you want to go! It goes past the Art Museum and along both si…
5. Barnes Foundation
5. Barnes Foundation
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94 local reviews
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-278-7000
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Jarrett
Great art museum, thoughtful exhibits, the Rodin Museum with the Thinker outside is next door, right by Phila…
Roderick
This world famous art museum used to be housed in a large estate house on the Main Line not far from our hous…
Emily
Fantastic art museum, you will need to book a tour time before you arrive as they only let a specific amount o…
5. Barnes Foundation
5. Barnes Foundation
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94 local reviews
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-278-7000
Jarrett
Jarrett
Great art museum, thoughtful exhibits, the Rodin Museum with the Thinker outside is next door, right by Phila. Art Musuem and oval.
Roderick
Roderick
This world famous art museum used to be housed in a large estate house on the Main Line not far from our house. It was recently re-located …
Emily
Emily
Fantastic art museum, you will need to book a tour time before you arrive as they only let a specific amount of people in each day.
6. Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
6. Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
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26 local reviews
Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia
Route
Veronica
You have a straight view from City Hall to the Art Museum, lined with Flags of all nations.
MJ&Bob
Concerts, races and events are here on the Parkway! Also visit the Art Museum, Rodan and Barnes Museum on the …
Michelle
Beautiful parkway leading up to The Philadelphia Art Museum and the Schuylkill River view
6. Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
6. Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
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26 local reviews
Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia
Veronica
Veronica
You have a straight view from City Hall to the Art Museum, lined with Flags of all nations.
MJ&Bob
MJ&Bob
Concerts, races and events are here on the Parkway! Also visit the Art Museum, Rodan and Barnes Museum on the Parkway.
Michelle
Michelle
Beautiful parkway leading up to The Philadelphia Art Museum and the Schuylkill River view
7. Fairmount Park
7. Fairmount Park
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42 local reviews
Fairmount Park, Philadelphia
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Lori
Largest city park in the US, with lots of hiking trails, paved and gravel roads for biking, walking, running. …
Kyle
Running, biking, and hiking in the middle of the city. The trail starts at the Art Museum and heads into the …
Melissa
If you're visiting Philly and enjoy exercising, it's mandatory to run up the Art Museum steps a la Rocky Balbo…
7. Fairmount Park
7. Fairmount Park
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42 local reviews
Fairmount Park, Philadelphia
Lori
Lori
Largest city park in the US, with lots of hiking trails, paved and gravel roads for biking, walking, running. Forbidden Drive is great for …
Kyle
Kyle
Running, biking, and hiking in the middle of the city. The trail starts at the Art Museum and heads into the park along the river
Melissa
Melissa
If you're visiting Philly and enjoy exercising, it's mandatory to run up the Art Museum steps a la Rocky Balboa. But for a longer jog, take …
8. Institute of Contemporary Art
8. Institute of Contemporary Art
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8 local reviews
118 South 36th Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-898-5911
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Karishma
Free, beautiful art museum with lots of events
Michelle
Free contemporary art museum
Melissa J.
Great contemporary art museum. Free too! Events every Wednesday. Talks & lectures every week.
8. Institute of Contemporary Art
8. Institute of Contemporary Art
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8 local reviews
118 South 36th Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-898-5911
Karishma
Karishma
Free, beautiful art museum with lots of events
Michelle
Michelle
Free contemporary art museum
Melissa J.
Melissa J.
Great contemporary art museum. Free too! Events every Wednesday. Talks & lectures every week.
9. Woodmere Art Museum
9. Woodmere Art Museum
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9 local reviews
9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-247-0476
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Lori
Small local art museum
John
Nice little art museum not far from the house.
Michelle
Friday nights are Jazz Nights at the Woodmere Art Museum.
9. Woodmere Art Museum
9. Woodmere Art Museum
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9 local reviews
9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-247-0476
Lori
Lori
Small local art museum
John
John
Nice little art museum not far from the house.
Michelle
Michelle
Friday nights are Jazz Nights at the Woodmere Art Museum.
10. James A. Michener Art Museum
10. James A. Michener Art Museum
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4 local reviews
138 South Pine Street, Doylestown
Closed now
+1 215-340-9800
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Esther
Housed on the site of a former prison, the Michener Art Museum presents many special exhibitions and showcases…
Cyndy
The museum is named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, art collector, and ph…
Jasmine
Great collection of local artists, as well as changing exhibits. Located in the heart of Doylestown.
10. James A. Michener Art Museum
10. James A. Michener Art Museum
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4 local reviews
138 South Pine Street, Doylestown
Closed now
+1 215-340-9800
Esther
Esther
Housed on the site of a former prison, the Michener Art Museum presents many special exhibitions and showcases important regional artists. P…
Cyndy
Cyndy
The museum is named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, art collector, and philanthropist who first dreamed…
Jasmine
Jasmine
Great collection of local artists, as well as changing exhibits. Located in the heart of Doylestown.
11. The Oval
11. The Oval
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5 local reviews
2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
+1 215-607-3477
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Jeff
There is a giant park and outdoor area leading up the the famous Philadelphia Art Museum, which is a great spo…
Debra
Art museum plaza with a large fountain.
Grace
Art, beer, games. Only open in the summer, don't miss it.
11. The Oval
11. The Oval
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5 local reviews
2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
+1 215-607-3477
Jeff
Jeff
There is a giant park and outdoor area leading up the the famous Philadelphia Art Museum, which is a great spot to check out if you're doing…
Debra
Debra
Art museum plaza with a large fountain.
Grace
Grace
Art, beer, games. Only open in the summer, don't miss it.
12. Rocky Steps
12. Rocky Steps
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16 local reviews
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Kati
Can't come to Philly without a photo in front of the Rocky Steps! Located directly outside of the Philadelphia…
Hayley
Classic! You gotta run up the Rocky steps to the Art Museum! Below to the right of the steps, you will also fi…
Tommy
Guests often comment about seeing the Rocky statue and running up steps of the Art Museum.
Kati
Kati
Can't come to Philly without a photo in front of the Rocky Steps! Located directly outside of the Philadelphia Art Museum.
Hayley
Hayley
Classic! You gotta run up the Rocky steps to the Art Museum! Below to the right of the steps, you will also find a line for posing by the Ro…
Tommy
Tommy
Guests often comment about seeing the Rocky statue and running up steps of the Art Museum.