Franklin Institute Science Museum
Phone 215/448-1200

Web site
Basic admission to exhibitions, Fels Planetarium, and 3D Theater $12 adults, $9 children; with IMAX Theater included, $16 adults, $13 children

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Phone 215/763-8100, 215/684-7500 for 24-hour information

Web site

Admission $10 adults; $7 students, seniors, and children 12-18; free for children under 12. Pay-what-you-wish Sun

Independence Hall

Hours Daily 9am-5pm, later in summer. Free tours are led by park rangers every 15 min. 9am-4:45pm

Location Chestnut St. between 5th and 6th St., flanked by Old City Hall to the left and Congress Hall to the right

Transportation Bus: PHLASH, 76

Phone 215/597-8787

Prices Free admission

Other You must take a tour in order to see the interior of the building. As noted above, if you haven't reserved a time slot in advance, go to the Visitor Center at 6th and Market sts., at or around 8:30am, to pick up time-reserved tickets so that you won't have to wait all day to get inside
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Elfreth's Alley
Hours Mar-Oct Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm; Nov-Feb Thurs-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm

Location 2nd St. between Arch and Race sts

Transportation Bus: 5, 48, 76, PHLASH

Phone 215/574-0560

Prices Street is public; Visitor Center at #124 free; Mantua Maker's House at #126 admission: $2 adults, $1 children

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Hours Tues-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm. Special exhibition rates may apply

Address 118 N. Broad St

Location At Cherry St

Transportation Bus: C, 48

Phone 215/972-7600

Web site

Prices Admission $5 adults, $4 seniors and students with ID, $3 children 5-18

Independence Seaport Museum
Hours Daily 10am-5pm except for major holidays

Address Penn's Landing at 211 S. Columbus Blvd

Transportation Bus: 5, 21, 33, 76, PHLASH

Phone 215/925-5439

Web site

Prices Combined admission to the museum and Historic Ship Zone (USS Olympia and USS Becuna; berthed at Penn's Landing) $8 adults, $6.50 seniors, $4 children. RiverPass tickets, including admission to the museum, the Riverbus Ferry, and the New Jersey State Aquarium at Camden, $21.50 adults, $21 seniors, $15.50 children 3-11; this will take at least 5 hr. Ships Ticket including the museum, the Battleship New Jersey berthed in Camden, and round-trip ferry, $19 adults, $15 seniors, $13 children 3-11

Powel House
Hours Thurs-Sat noon-5pm; Sun 1-5pm. Be sure to arrive at least 30 min. before closing. Bus: 50, 76, 90

Address 244 S. 3rd St

Transportation Bus: 50, 76, or 90.

Phone 215/627-0364, 215/925-2251

Web site

Prices Admission $3 adults, $2 students and seniors; free for children under 6. Guided tours only

Philadelphia Zoological Gardens
Hours Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:45pm; Sat-Sun 9:30am-5:45pm

Location 34th St. and Girard Ave

Transportation Bus: 76. Car: Separate exit off I-76 north of Center City

Phone 215/243-1100

Web site

Prices Admission $12.95 adults, $9.95 seniors and children 2-11, free for children under 2

Season Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

Other Parking spaces for 1,800 cars, $6 per vehicle

National Constitution Center
Hours Daily 9am-5pm

Address 525 Arch St

Transportation SEPTA: 5th St. Station. Bus: PHLASH, 76

Phone 215/923-0004

Web site

Prices Planned admission to the NCC is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and children 3-12

Christ ChurchHours Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 1-5pm. Sun services at 9am and 11am, Mon-Fri 8am, Wed noon

Location 2nd St. 1/2 block north of Market St

Transportation Bus: 5, 17, 33, 48, PHLASH

Phone 215/922-1695

Prices Donations welcome

Season Closed Mon-Tues in Jan

Declaration House (Graff House)
Hours Varies by season; daily 9am-5pm in summer, 10am-1pm off season

Location 7th and Market sts

Transportation Bus: 17, 33, 48, 76, PHLASH

Phone 215/597-8974

Prices Free admission (part of Independence National Historical Park)

City HallHours Tower tours weekdays 9:30am-4:30pm. During school year, Mon-Fri 10am-noon reserved for school groups. Last tour at 2:45pm. Interior tours daily from the East Portal courtyard at 12:30pm

Location Broad and Market sts

Transportation Bus/Subway: Most lines converge beside or underneath the building

Phone 215/686-2840

Prices Free admission

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Hours Public tours Tues and Thurs at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:15pm

Location Between 11th and 13th sts. and Market and Race sts. Enter at the northwest corner of 12th and Arch sts

Transportation Subway: Rail lines (including Airport Express) stop at Market East Station; SEPTA at 11th and Market and 13th and Market. Bus: 12, 17, 33, 44, PHLASH. Car: Separate exit from I-676, between I-95 and I-76

Phone 215/418-4728

Prices Public tours are free; most shows charge admission

Please Touch Museum
Hours Daily 9am-4:30pm

Address 210 N. 21st St

Transportation Bus: 7, 48, 76

Phone 215/963-0667

Web site

Prices Admission $8.95 adults and children. Voluntary donation Sun 9-11am

Other No strollers inside, but Snuglis available

Lights of Liberty

Hours Tues-Sat dusk-11:15pm Apr-Oct

Location 1-hr. tour shows depart from PECO Energy Center, 6th and Chestnut sts

Transportation SEPTA: Market East. Bus: PHLASH, 21, 42

Phone 877/462-1776, 215/LIBERTY

Web site

Prices Admission $17.76 adults, $16 seniors, $12 children 6-12. Family pack (2 adults, 2 children) $50. AAA discount of 10%. Up to 6 shows per hour

Other Shows available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish, as well as English; Hebrew and Russian available in print versions

University of Pennsylvania
Location 34th and Walnut Sts. and surrounding neighborhood

Transportation Bus: 21, 30, 40, 42, 90. Car: Market/Chestnut exit from I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway), 6 blocks west toward West Philadelphia

Phone 215/898-5000

Web site

us mint
Location 5th and Arch sts

Transportation Bus: 5, 48, 76

Phone 215/408-0114

Web site

Prices Free admission, but limited to Congressionally-sponsored groups of 6 or fewer. Call in advance to arrange a tour

Betsy Ross House
Hours April-Oct daily Sun 10am-5pm; Oct-March Tues-Sun 10am-5pm

Address 239 Arch St

Transportation Bus: 5, 17, 33, 48, PHLASH

Phone 215/686-1252

Web site

Prices Suggested contribution $2 adults, $1 children

Atwater Kent Museum
Hours Wed-Mon 9am-5pm

Address 15 S. 7th St

Transportation Bus: 17, 33, 42, 76, PHLASH

Phone 215/685-4830

Web site

Prices Admission $5 adults, $3 seniors and children 13-17, free for children under 12

Academy of Natural Sciences
Hours Mon-Fri 10am-4:30pm; Sat-Sun and holidays 10am-5pm

Address 19th St. and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Transportation Bus: 32, 33, 76, PHLASH

Phone 215/299-1000

Web site

Prices Admission $9 adults, $8.25 seniors, $8 children 3-12, free for children under 3

The African-American Museum in Philadelphia
Hours Tues-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon-6pm

Location 7th and Arch sts

Transportation Bus: 47, 48, PHLASH

Phone 215/574-0380

Web site

Prices Admission $6 adults, $4 children and seniors

Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site

Hours Daily 9am-5pm in summer; closed Mon-Tues Nov-May

Address 532 N. 7th St.

Location Near Spring Garden St

Transportation Bus: 47, 63

Phone 215/597-8780

Prices Free admission

Season closed Mon-Tues other seasons

The Liberty Bell

Hours The pavilion is open daily 9am-8pm during the summer, and daily 9am-5pm during the rest of the year. You can see the bell at all times

Location Chestnut St. between 5th and 6th sts

Phone 215/597-8974

Prices Free with ticket from the Visitor Center

Mikveh Israel Cemetery

Hours Summer Sun-Thurs 10am-3pm; off season, contact synagogue or park service

Location Spruce St. between 8th and 9th sts

Transportation Bus: 47, 9

Phone 215/922-5446 (synagogue number)

National Museum of American Jewish History

Hours Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-3pm; Sun noon-5pm

Address 55 N. 5th St

Transportation Bus: 17, 33, 48, 50, PHLASH

Phone 215/923-8311

Web site (a great website!)

Prices Admission $4 adults; $3 students, seniors, and children; free for children under 6

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