Museums in Pike Creek Valley

Up to 53% Off Admission to Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

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

Up to 46% Off Guided Tour of Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

Germantown

$14 $8

Guides lead groups through 17-room restored Victorian mansion

Insectarium – Up to 47% Off Visit or Birthday

Insectarium

Holmesburg

$18 $11

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Encounter some of nature’s smallest creatures at an insect museum full of mounted and live specimens; birthday parties include a guided tour

Up to 46% Off Admission to National Liberty Museum

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

Up to 45% Off at Philadelphia History Museum

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

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

Battleship New Jersey – Up to 51% Off Visit

Battleship New Jersey

Central Waterfront

$37 $18

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

Glencairn Museum – Up to 50% Off Tour

Glencairn Museum

Bryn Athyn

$20 $11

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

National Watch & Clock Museum – Up to 53% Off Visit

National Watch & Clock Museum

National Clock & Watch Museum

$16 $8

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The continent’s largest collection of timepieces includes the massive Engle Clock, hands-on exhibits, and George Washington’s pocket watch

Up to 60% Off at Roebling Museum

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

American Visionary Art Museum – Up to 53% Off Visit

American Visionary Art Museum

Federal Hill - Montgomery

$15.95 $8

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Museum transcends formal art with permanent exhibits and unique temporary shows including Human, Soul and Machine: The Coming Singularity!

Sports Legends Museum – Up to 54% Off 

Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum

Babel Ruth Birthplace and Museum

$24 $12

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Two museums celebrate Baltimore’s sports history: one located at Babe Ruth’s childhood home, the other at a historic former train station

Up to 50% Off at Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Jonestown

$16 $10

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19th century objects populate the home where Mary Pickersgill stitched the flag that inspired the national anthem

Baltimore Museum of Industry – Up to 50% Off

Baltimore Museum of Industry

Inner Harbor South

$38 $19

Museumgoers explore industrial artifacts, including 1865 cannery and last operating steam tugboat in America

Maryland Historical Society – Up to 54% Off Membership

Maryland Historical Society

Maryland Historical Society

$50 $25

Members can explore a historical museum with more than 350,000 artifacts, attend members-only lectures, and buy discounted publications

Up to 50% Off Museum Outing and Gift-Store Credit

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Jonestown

$26 $14

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View a fragment of original Star-Spangled Banner flag for its bicentennial; enjoy live music from gospel to jazz and soul food in the café

Jewish Museum of Maryland – Up to 53% Off a Visit

Jewish Museum of Maryland

Jonestown

$16 $8

Two historic synagogues feature a ritual bath from 1845 and a hand-carved ark; exhibits interpret Jewish-American life and identity

Up to 54% Off Visit to Two Sports Museums

Babe Ruth Birthplace/Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

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Exhibits about Babe Ruth’s life and career fill his birthplace; exhibits about Maryland baseball educate visitors at Camden Station

Up to 53% Off at Geppi's Entertainment Museum

Geppi's Entertainment Museum

Southern Baltimore

$20 $10

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Nearly 6,000 artifacts chart 250 years of US pop culture at this Camden Station museum

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Picked as the #2 attraction in Wilmington by the editors of 10Best, the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library houses a massive collection of more than 85,000 pieces of American decorative art and furniture from 1640 to 1860, displayed on the magnificent country estate of collector and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont. Sitting on a 1,000-acre preserve of meadows and woodlands, the mansion contains 175 antique-furnished rooms in which du Pont grandly entertained family, friends, and various aristocratic superheroes. As you take a spin around the first floor, don't miss the Touch-It Room, where visitors toy around with hands-on displays of a parlor, kitchen, and general store.

5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur,
DE
US

• "Victorian Lawn Party" on Sunday, July 17, at noon. • "Old Time Autos" on Sunday, August 14, at noon. • "Trains, Trains, Trains!" on Saturday, September 3 or Sunday, September 4, both days at noon. • "Goblins, Ghosts & Ghouls" on Saturday, October 22 or Sunday, October 23, both days at noon.

3000 Creek Rd
Yorklyn,
DE
US

Howard Pyle's unexpected death in 1912 brought a group of artists, entrepreneurs, and businessmen together to grieve their friend. They couldn't let the artist's passion for teaching and illustration disappear as quickly as he had; so, they decided to form the Wilmington Society of Fine Arts with the sole purpose of preserving his legacy. They gathered funds from locals who felt just as strongly as they did—family members, friends, students, fans—and purchased approximately 100 pieces of his artwork.

Little did they know that, with these 100 pieces, they were starting something greater than a memorial for a good friend. The Wilmington Society of Fine Arts would, over time, add more and more artwork to its collection, growing into an 80,000-square-foot space and out of its original name. The Delaware Art Museum, as its called today, now counts more than 12,000 works of art as part of its collection. Permanent features showcase British pre-Raphaelites, the urban landscapes of John Sloan, modern American art, and, of course, Howard Pyle. The masterpieces don't stop when visitors venture outside—the Copeland Sculpture Garden adorns its lush natural scenery with nine works from the museum's permanent collection, along with a massive outdoor labyrinth.

2301 Kentmere Pkwy
Wilmington,
DE
US

The area’s only living history museum with a focus on the New Republic Era from 1790 to 1830, Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm pulls the wool away from visitors’ eyes to reveal the development of grain and textile milling in America. Two breeds of sheep, leicester longwools and delane merinos, call Greenbank home, and visitors can follow sheepish locks from shearing through dyeing, as textile transmogrifiers spin them into gossamer strands destined for warm winter shawls and giant webs designed to ensnare skateboarders. Or guests can delve into Greenbank's 300-year history as a working mill by grinding grain by hand into floury heaps of summer snow.

500 Greenbank Rd
Wilmington,
DE
US

Nestled inside a former railroad-car factory, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts took shape in 1979, led by a small group of artists and art patrons. The DCCA moved to a permanent location in 2000—one with 35,000 square feet of space, seven galleries, and individual studios for 26 artists—but still clings to its original mission of building public appreciation for contemporary art through exhibitions and educational programs.

Although the center is a noncollecting museum, it does feature roughly 30 exhibits each year from regional, national, and international artists. These shifting collections explore relevant societal themes such as the public obsession with celebrity, the flippant nature of consumerism, and the effects urban metropolises have on how humans relate to nature and each other. The exhibits can use any variety of media, and the studio artists embrace this same freedom by using everything from paints to video in their works.

To engage visitors outside the gallery spaces, the DCCA hosts educational programs for adults as well as exploratory classes for children, which help wee ones create their own relevant, meaningful pieces. Tours allow groups to learn more about the exhibits while an informed guide tries to recite every single anagram of Delaware.

200 S Madison St
Wilmington,
DE
US

Since its founding in 1893, the Chester County Historical Society has painstakingly cataloged nearly every facet of local life—from government records to fashionable dresses of the day. It's no wonder, then, that its 300-year-old collection of artifacts, photographs, and reference volumes takes up an entire 56,000-square-foot downtown History Center. Inside, visitors can find rotating exhibits on topics such as Civil War history and historic paper and textile crafts. Additionally, the permanent galleries are home to handcrafted grandfather clocks and furniture and fashion from the early 1700s to the 20th century. When museum staff aren't organizing the collections or leading educational workshops, they can help unearth a person's family history in the library and photo archives, which feature more than 80,000 historical and modern prints.

225 N High St
West Chester,
PA
US