Sightseeing in Drexel Hill

Philadelphia History Museum Visit for Two or Four Adults (Up to 45% Off)

Philadelphia History Museum

Center City East

Opened in 1941, the museum showcases more than 100,000 artifacts, including George Washington's writing desk and Joe Frazier's boxing gloves

$20 $12

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Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour and Franklin Footstep Tour for One or Two with Philadelphia Trolley Works (Up to 37% Off)

Philadelphia Trolley Works

Philadelphia

London-styled double-decker busses rove to sites such as the Liberty Bell, the LOVE sculpture, and the Betsy Ross House

$51 $32

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Haunted House Adventure for Two or Four at Fright Factory (Up to 52% Off)

Fright Factory

Philadelphia

Travel through an insane asylum, a genetics lab, a mausoleum, and a look at the true nature of fear at one of America’s scariest attractions

$60 $29

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Cemetery, Serial Killers, Blood & Beer! Tour for One, Two, or Four from Grim Philly (Up to 37% Off)

Grim Philly

Center City East

Learned historians guide three-hour tour past sites of gangster and serial murders while divulging chilling facts and stories

$29.99 $19

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Historical Pedicycle Tour for Four or Up to 15 from Big Red Pedal Tours (Half Off)

Big Red Pedal Tours

Center City East

Riders power a pedicycle through Philadelphia's streets, seeing 10 historic sites, such as Elfreth's Alley, and stopping to visit four

$100 $50

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Guided Tour and Magnet Souvenirs for Two or Four at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (Up to 55% Off)

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Washington Square West

Colorful tiles stretch across 3,000 sq. ft. work of mosaicked art that includes indoor and outdoor spaces with whimsical accents

$28 $16

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Three- or Four-Hour Nightlife Tour with Transport for One, Two, or Four from PMZ Magazine Tours (Up to 51% Off)

PMZ Magazine Tours

Avenue of the Arts South

Stylish guide escorts you and the rest of the entourage to the city's hottest nightlife spots; Cadillac Escalade provides transportation

$50 $29

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Interactive Walking Tours of Philadelphia from Stray Boots (Up to 69% Off). Four Options Available.

Stray Boots

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Clues, trivia, and riddles lead explorers through vibrant neighborhoods via the Stray Boots iPhone or Android app

$24 $8

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Washington Square West

A two-hour walking tour covers the creepy history of Philadelphia's most haunted areas; includes ghost-hunting equipment

$50 $25

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) (Up to 53% Off)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Avenue of the Arts North

Two buildings showcase artwork from throughout America's history, including a famous portrait of George Washington

$30 $15

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90-Minute Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four from The HauntedDistrict (Up to 59% Off)

The HauntedDistrict

Washington Square West

Tours investigate paranormal side of Philadelphia by visiting historical crime sites and learning about area’s beginnings

$79 $35

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Visit for Two or Four to African American Museum in Philadelphia (Half Off)

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Center City East

Museum dedicated to the preservation of African American heritage through exhibits, cultural programs, and historical artifacts

$56 $28

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Mansion Entry for Two Adults or Two Adults and Three Kids at Underground Railroad Museum (Up to 45% Off)

Underground Railroad Museum at the Belmont Mansion

Fairmount Park

Explore the historic Belmont Mansion, which was built in 1742 and now serves as a home for the Underground Railroad Museum

$14 $8

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Visit for One, Two, or Four to The Franklin Institute (Up to 46% Off)

The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute

Explore interactive exhibits that uncover the secrets of the brain, history's greatest inventions, and the biology and physics of the circus

$18.50 $10

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Stay for Two at Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel in Philadelphia

Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Philadelphia

Located adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania campus, this hotel offers heated outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, and restaurant

$200 $100

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Uncover an Abandoned Gold Mine Hidden Under the City

Historical Walking Tour

Valley Green Inn

Urban explorer John Vidumsky leads you to a forgotten gold mine inside Philadelphia's city limits and reveals its wild history

$20 $20

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The winner of seven consecutive Best Custom Framing awards from CityVoter users, Masterpieces Fine Art & Custom Framing stocks more than 2,300 frames, including work by industry mainstay Larson-Juhl. Its skilled framers meld function and aesthetic form to secure works of art in everything from American hardwood to 22-karat-gold-leafing frames to metal handcuffs. Aside from framing, the staff also restores faded or creased photos to their original vivid states and brings photos to life by converting them into imitation oil paintings or watercolors that look like they were born from hours of meticulous brushstrokes.

3547 W Chester Pike
Newtown Square,
PA
US

It's more than a collection of exhibits, galleries, and glass works?though it's all of those things, too. Above and beyond housing art, the National Liberty Museum aims to serve as a mirror to the unique kaleidoscope that is the United States. Visitors to the museum explore eight galleries, each organized to highlight a particular aspect of what it means to be American. Liberty Hall, for instance, houses a selection of White House fine china alongside medals awarded to members of the armed services, while Heroes Hall showcases glass sculptor Dale Chihuly's massive Flame of Liberty installation in celebration of brave individuals.

Regardless of how visitors tackle the museum?although they should never tackle it literally, due to the high volume of glass?they'll likely find themselves intrigued by the thought-provoking collection. When Irvin J. Borowsky founded the museum in 1995, he did so with just this intent, seeking to inspire others to pursue more peaceful lives. But Borowsky may never have envisioned the scale it would one day reach: 78 exhibits, 179 works of contemporary art, and thousands of stories vividly told.

321 Chestnut St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Since its founding in 1976, the African American Museum in Philadelphia has worked to preserve and honor African Americans' heritage through exhibitions, collections, and cultural programs. Four galleries contain exhibits delving into themes including the African diaspora, African American life in Philadelphia, and contemporary African American narratives. The core exhibition, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776–1876, showcases a timeline detailing how African Americans lived in that era, and brings key historical figures to life through 10 life-size video projections. Visitors can interact with each of the projections, listening to their stories and requesting further topics of discussion, such as the Internet's role in their lives. Another gallery focuses on African American life post-emancipation leading up to the modern day. In addition to engaging exhibitions, the museum also boasts an extensive collection of historical artifacts, including Negro league baseball memorabilia, records, musical instruments, photographs, and the time machine that was used to retrieve each item.

701 Arch St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

By most people’s standards, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is old — founded in 1812, it’s the oldest natural sciences institution in the Western Hemisphere. But the Academy is a baby compared to the specimens it houses, some of which date back more than 350 million years.

Explorers Stephen Long and Ferdinand Hayden’s series of western wilderness expeditions formed the foundation of the Academy's 18-million-item collection, which it began displaying to the public in 1828. Over the subsequent 60 years, the Academy grew to three times its original size through donations, museum purchases, and daily doses of multivitamins. Now situated at 19th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Academy houses more than 35 dioramas of plants and animals collected during global wildlife expeditions, a live animal center with ceiling-to-floor observation windows, and nearly a hundred mollusk specimens. A tropical garden hosts live butterflies from around the world, while Dinosaur Hall contains skeletal mounts of more than 30 Mesozoic species, including a 42-foot-long T. rex.

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Visitors to Elfreth's Alley Museum walk the same floors that two dressmakers once did in the 1790s. Today, the museum space?s restored rooms fill two of Elfreth's Alley's 32 historic homes; many of the others are still occupied by families. Staffers relate these houses' history from their construction in 1755 to the roles they?ve since played in a locale known for its connection to the arts and industry. During regular tours, guides share insight into why alleys and side streets were built, how middle-class people lived and worked in the 18th century, and why alleys were never known as roadlets. Visitors can take in exhibits including Fashioning Philadelphia, which recounts the lives of the area?s dressmakers, shoemakers, and tailors through the centuries, and The Irish and Elfreth's Alley in 1900, which tells the story of immigrant family life during the 19th and 20th centuries.

126 Elfreths Aly
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Philadelphia calls Madame Saito the Queen of Sushi, and it's easy to see why. Armed with formal culinary training from Le Cordon Bleu and the Ritz Escoffier in Paris and experience from apprenticeships under premier Tokyo sushi chefs, she has committed the last 26 years to spreading her love for Japanese culture and contemporary fusion cuisine. Although she leaves time in her schedule to manage Tokio Sushi Bar—her sushi restaurant with French culinary influences—, The HeadHouse Cafe, and to conduct an annual sushi-making competition, Madame Saito counts education as one of her highest priorities. She regularly commits her quadrilingual tongue to demystifying the art of sushi during classes for aspiring chefs and casual students alike, teaching them how to hand roll maki and slice fish into perfectly uniform dodecahedrons.

122 Pemberton St
Philadelphia,
PA
US