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Cultural Additions

Enhance your visit with the following cultural packages.

Barnes Foundation

Now open at its new Philadelphia location on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Barnes features one of the world’s finest collections of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and early Modern works of art. For more information, visit barnesfoundation.org or call 215-278-7221.

Centennial Tour at Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall is now home to The Please Touch Museum and is offering Centennial Tours. These tours explore the history, art and architecture of Memorial Hall, first home of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the 1876 World’s Fair. Centennial Tour guests will enjoy: the restored architecture of Memorial Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places; a behind-the-scenes tour of Memorial Hall filled with fun facts from the building’s 20th century history as a multi-use recreation center; a fully restored 1908 Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel; an 1889 scale model that depicts the Centennial’s landscape including Memorial Hall, plus 200 buildings erected for the World’s Fair (housed inside the Centennial Exploration exhibit). For more information, visit pleasetouchmuseum.org or call 215-581-3167.

Eastern State Penitentiary

Once the most notorious prison in the world, Eastern State Penitentiary now stands in ruin, a haunting world of eerie beauty. Tours of cellblocks, solitary punishment cells, Al Capone’s cell, and the restored prison synagogue are available. For more information visit easternstate.org or call the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Group Sales office at 215-684-7863 for reservations.

Grounds for Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture is a 42-acre public sculpture park located in Hamilton, NJ. It was founded in 1992 on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds by J. Seward Johnson to promote an understanding and appreciation of contemporary sculpture. Visitors to the park can enjoy the outdoor permanent collection, indoor seasonal exhibitions, and learn about contemporary sculpture through a variety of educational programs including lectures and tours. In addition, the park also offers various events, a 42-acre arboretum, shopping and dining, including the highly rated fine dining destination, Rat’s Restaurant. For more information, visit groundsforsculpture.org or call 609-586-0616.

Independence Seaport Museum

Founded in 1960 as the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, Independence Seaport Museum is the region's primary repository of art, artifacts and archival materials documenting the diverse maritime history of the Greater Delaware Valley, and the history of the Port of Philadelphia and the other major urban ports of the Delaware River. Located at Penn’s Landing, the Independence Seaport Museum includes nautical art, interactive exhibits, the Workshop on the Water and two historic ships. For more information, visit phillyseaport.org or call 215-413-8630.

Longwood Gardens

Considered one of the world’s premier horticultural showplaces, Longwood Gardens offers 1,077 acres of natural woodlands, majestic gardens, opulent conservatories, and spectacular fountains. For more information, visit longwoodgardens.org or call 610.388.5223.

Mural Arts Program

Since its inception as a component to the Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network in 1984, the Mural Arts Program has created over 3,000 murals, making the city home to the largest collection of public murals in the world. Scheduling a mural tour provides insight into Philadelphia’s diverse neighborhoods and history. For more information, visit muralarts.org or call 215-925-3633.

Philadelphia International Flower Show

The world’s longest running and largest indoor flower show is hosted annually by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Horticulturalists and artists showcase their talents in a variety of themed competitions and exhibitions. For more information visit theflowershow.com or call the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Group Sales office at 215-684-7863 for reservations.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

Presented annually as a fund-raising effort by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this premier show and sale of contemporary craft includes a great number the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the United States. For more information visit pmacraftshow.org or call the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Group Sales office at 215-684-7863 for reservations.

Philadelphia Orchestra

One of the preeminent orchestras in the world, The Philadelphia Orchestra has cultivated an extraordinary history of artistic leaders in its 112 seasons of classical music and contemporary explorations. Visit philorch.org for more information or call 215-875-7695.

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