Museums in Northwest Philadelphia

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

$30 $15

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

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

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Center City East

$56 $28

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

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

Philadelphia History Museum

Center City East

$20 $12

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

Admission for Two or Four Adults to National Liberty Museum (Up to 46% Off)

National Liberty Museum

Center City East

$14 $8

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Museum celebrates American freedom with a collection of glass artworks, paintings, and sculptures

Battleship New Jersey Visit for Two or Four (51% Off)

Battleship New Jersey

Delaware River

$37 $18

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Visit a nearly 900 ft. long, 45,000-ton battleship that survived three wars

Guided Tour for Two or Four at Glencairn Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Glencairn Museum

Bryn Athyn

$20 $11

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Medieval-style castle houses religious art dating from ancient Egypt to the 20th century

Non-Event Weekend Admission for Two or Four to Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation (Up to 53% Off)

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Newtown Square

$16 $9

The 112 acres of farmland present a living history of the 1700s via a farmhouse, blacksmith, and animals including cows, sheep, and horses

Guided Tour of Fonthill Castle for Two or Four in Doylestown (Up to 50% Off)

Fonthill Castle

Doylestown

$24 $12

Guided tours open doors to national landmark as guests weave through history-packed home of architectural visionary, Henry Mercer

Admission for Four or Family Membership at Roebling Museum (Up to 60% Off)

Roebling Museum

Roebling

$30 $12

Marvel at preserved industrial artifacts such as photographs, wire ropes, and machine parts, as well as everyday life in the company town

Admission to the Delaware Art Museum (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Delaware Art Museum

Wilmington

$24 $12

Museum houses over 12,000 pieces of Pre-Raphaelite art, American art, and illustration, along with rotating special exhibitions

Admission for Two or Four or Individual or Family Membership at Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles (Up to 42% Off )

Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

Boyertown

$12 $7

Wander about the museum, taking in classic cars from the past and seeing how cars evolved from the earliest versions

Admission for Two or Four with Optional Saturday-Event Access at the Museum of Indian Culture (Up to 55% Off) 

Museum of Indian Culture

Allentown

$10 $5

Museum explores the life of the Lenape tribe through historic artifacts, cultural lessons, and hands-on activities

Colors Exhibit for Two or Four from Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites (51% Off)

Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center

$40 $21

Visitors get to visit several Bethlehem sites as a part of the Colors exhibition, viewing artifacts that are known for their vivid colors

Admission for Two or Four to America On Wheels (Up to 50% Off)

America on Wheels

1st Ward

$16 $8

Sprawling transportation museum hosts exhibits of classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles

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Step foot onto the lush landscaped grounds of the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, and you're instantly transported to the Victorian era—a time when ladies toted lacy parasols, gentlemen sported tall silk hats, and children played with coal-powered Game Boys. Beyond the stately mansion's immaculately manicured lawns and brick façade lie 17 restored rooms, replete with lavish Rococo and Renaissance revival furnishings, elaborate ceiling designs, and Victorian-era appliances such as cast-iron stoves and gas-lit chandeliers.

This museum of Victorian architecture and culture hosts weekly tours, as well as a monthly Upstairs Downstairs tour that explores the lives and challenges of women in Victorian-era Philadelphia. The mansion also stages theater performances throughout the year, featuring the works of Victorian-era greats including Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker, and Louisa May Alcott.

200 W Tulpehocken St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

The curator at Woodmere Art Museum hangs gallery walls with pieces from the museum's collection of works of Philadelphia art. Museum founder Charles Knox Smith narrates local stories to accompany the pieces in his collection of artwork from the 19th and 20th centuries, which includes Sarah Fisher Ame's bust of Abraham Lincoln. Future exhibitions such as Force of Nature will give patrons a glimpse of Elaine Kurtz's abstracted perceptions of natural forces and austere, minimalist portrayals of Mother Nature's perfectly sorted recycling bin. Woodmere's nine galleries and salons provide ample space for the Special Exhibitions, which rotate throughout the year.

9201 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US

The Belmont Mansion was built in 1742 by an English lawyer named William Peters. As the Revolution approached, his son took charge of the estate and hosted many notable figures including George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. In the 250 years that followed, the house served as a model farm to promote scientific agriculture and a part of the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876.

Today, the American Women?s Heritage Society maintains the house and conducts tours through its hallowed halls, giving visitors a glimpse into the past. In addition to the historically decorated interior, tour-goers can explore the house's Underground Railroad Museum to learn about the people who fought against slavery by helping others escape its clutches. The museum features a variety of displays on both well-known and obscure history, plus a self-guided tour that permits visitors to listen to audio presentations.

2000 Belmont Mansion Dr
Philadelphia,
PA
US

It?s nighttime along the Schuylkill River. Philly?s skyline sparkles in the distance. You are but 1 of 400 canoeing spectators on stage for a guided history of the area. This is a performance journey in history along the Schuylkill River?just one of the many interactive theatrical events featuring song, dance, and vivid visualizations. The show comes to life thanks to the tireless work of Alie Vidich and her envelope-pushing dance company, The Brigade. Founded in 2009, The Brigade straddles the border between dance company, acting troupe, and interactive arts collective.

2200 Kelly Dr
Philadelphia,
PA
US

During each of its many weekly classes, The Handwork Studio's staff of teachers and professional artists give creative kids a fun, hands-on introduction to expressing themselves through machine sewing, fashion, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, and needle felting. Workshops such as A Snip-It of Sewing, A Touch of Handwork, A Feel for Fashion, or A Pinch of Knitting Needle Fencing combine a smaller class size with a curriculum that accommodates children of all ages, except Faulknerian man-children with nonlinear senses of time. Petite purlers can also get a head-start on the holidays with a themed Valentine's Day or St. Patrick's Day workshop, which supply all the tools, materials, and instruction necessary to create handmade decorations, meet new friends, and build foolproof Cupid traps. All classes must be used within four months of the Groupon.

35 N Narberth Ave
Penn Valley,
PA
US

Established: 1958

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

Pro Tip: Be prepared to remove your shoes. Visitors should wear or bring socks to tour the Japanese House.

Handicap Accessible: No

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Feeding the koi fish in the pond.

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with Kim Andrews, Executive Director

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?

Visitors should be prepared to remove their shoes to enter the Japanese House. Bring or wear socks, or we can provide peds.

What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?

Shofuso is the embodiment of friendship between Japan and Philadelphia from 1876 to present day.

What?s your favorite part of your job?

Maintaining the Japanese garden to the highest standards.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We have the third-ranked Japanese garden in North America, according to the Journal of Japanese Gardening.

Horticultural Dr and Lansdowne Dr
Philadelphia,
PA
US