Sightseeing in Willow Grove

Guided Tour for Two or Four at Glencairn Museum (Up to 55% Off)

Glencairn Museum

Bryn Athyn

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

$20 $10

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Admission for Two or Four to the Philadelphia Museum of Art (50% Off)

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Fairmount - Art Museum

Get access to the museum’s many works, including the upcoming Paul Strand exhibition, the first retrospective of his work in over 40 years

$40 $20

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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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Three-Day Halloween Pub Crawl for One, Two, Four, or Ten from HalloweenEvents.com (Up to 56% Off)

HalloweenEvents.com

Infusion Lounge

Gear up for, celebrate, and recover from Halloween, all with the same three-day pub crawl pass to bars like Infusion Lounge

$20 $10

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$60 Admission for Two to 200 Years: Treasures of the Athenaeum Capstone Party on November 12 (40% Off)

Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Center City East

Come celebrate the Athenaeum’s 200th anniversary with an evening of film, music, fun, and convivial company

$100 $60

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Savor Regional Chinese Cuisine in a Chinatown Walking Tour

Chinatown Food Tour

Philadelphia

Try an eclectic variety of foods from various regions of China during a walking tour led by food writer Jamie Shanker

$45 $45

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Italian Market Tour or Holiday Tour for Two or Four from Philadelphia Urban Adventures (Up to 51% Off)

Philadelphia Urban Adventures

Multiple Locations

Tour the country’s oldest outdoor market; holiday tour features a visit to the world’s largest pipe organ and an outdoor Christmas village

$50 $25

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Segway Tour for Two or Four from Philly By Segway (Up to 51% Off)

Philly By Segway

Philadelphia

Tours travel 10 miles, from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River, taking in the iconic sights that define The City of Brotherly Love

$100 $55

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Insectarium Visit for Two or Four or Birthday Party for Up to 10 (Up to 44% Off)

Insectarium

Holmesburg

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

$18 $11

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

National Liberty Museum

Center City East

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

$14 $8

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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 63% 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 $13

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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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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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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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Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour and Franklin Footstep Tour for One or Two with Philadelphia Trolley Works (Up to 40% 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 $31

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Two-Hour Architecture Walking Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Philadelphia Center for Architecture (Up to 52% Off)

Philadelphia Center for Architecture

Center City East

Guides relay expertise as up to 25 guests stroll past notable architecture dating back to 1870

$30 $15

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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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Segway Tours from Philadelphia Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals (50%Off)

Philadelphia Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals

Independence Hall Visitor Center

Philadelphia natives lead tours that pass sites like Liberty Bell and Independence Hall; may exchange for a personalized gift certificate

$90 $45

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

Battleship New Jersey

Central Waterfront

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

$37 $18

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

Roebling Museum

Roebling

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

$30 $12

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

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Newtown Square

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

$16 $9

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North Pole Express Train Ride for 2 Adults or 1 Adult and 1 Child at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad (Up to 43% Off)

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

New Hope

Guests visit Santa on Xmas-themed train ride aboard old-timey steam engine, complete with ornate interiors and beautiful countryside views

$85.90 $49

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six for Weekend Guided Tour at The Wharton Esherick Museum (Up to 40% Off)

The Wharton Esherick Museum

Malvern

Famed works of craftsmen Wharton Esherick housed in his home-studio-turned museum

$24 $15

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Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Couple or Family Membership to Morven Museum & Garden ( 58% Off)

Morven Museum & Garden

Princeton

Guests explore fine & decorative art in museum and multiple gardens; members get invites to events and discounts on shop purchases

$12 $6

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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

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

$12 $7

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Wagonhouse Winery (50% Off)

Wagonhouse Winery

South Harrison

Sample all 12 Wagonhouse wines during a tasting that includes souvenir glasses, Cherry Grove Farm cheeses, and truffles from Sweet Mary’s

$34 $17

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Two Haunted Attractions for Two or Four People at Corner of Chaos (Up to 45% Off)

Corner of Chaos - Scream Acres

East Windsor

Choose which frights you dare take on, from facing deranged butchers to the seven deadly sins

$50 $30

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

Delaware Art Museum

Wilmington

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

$24 $12

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

Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center

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

$40 $21

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Group or Private Wine Tour/Meadery Experience for Two or Four at The Colony Meadery (Up to 61% Off)

The Colony Meadery

Southside

Each tour-goer receives one wineglass with The Colony Meadery logo as well as a tour of the brewhouse and tastings of each flagship mead

$70 $29

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

America on Wheels

1st Ward

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

$16 $8

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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

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

$10 $5

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Season Passes or VIP Admission to One Attraction at Waldorf Estate of Fear (Up to 50% Off)

Waldorf Estate of Fear

Lehighton

A haunted hotel teems with spirits, a hayride tows visitors through a horror-filled cornfield, and infected souls stalk a forest trail

$140 $70

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Wine Tasting and Tour for Two or Four at Bellview Winery (Up to 54% Off)

Bellview Winery

Buena

This winery grows 42 acres of grapes and draws off a century of Italian family tradition, including a family-recipe dandelion wine

$24 $12

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High on a hill in Bryn Athyn, a vision of old Europe towers over the surrounding greenery. Built as a private residence between 1928 and 1939, the 20th-century castle was constructed in the medieval style, using symbolism that reflects the faith of the community's earliest inhabitants. The building now serves as a museum that houses religious art and relics dating from Babylonian times up to the present. The museum's permanent and temporary exhibits range from a medieval collection of stained glass that spans the years 1100?1300 to an Egyptian collection that includes an ornate granite libation bowl, which Egyptian priests are said to have used to dump Gatorade on their football coach.

1001 Cathedral Rd
Bryn Athyn,
PA
US

For many galleries, art is something that resides behind a velvet rope, separated and unaccessible to its viewers. For the curators of Abington Art Center, it is something to be experienced, enjoyed, and, above all, created oneself. Located on the 27-acre expanse of Alverthorpe Manor, the center hosts classes and workshops for students of all ages and exhibitions of community artists. The outdoor Sculpture Park captures the center's sense of playful creation, inviting sculptors to craft their own temporary installations each year—this also helps erase the temptation to carve a mustache into a nearby town's statue of its mayor. The guest artists are encouraged to have their creations respond to the nature around them, such as massive faces carved from tree trunks. Inside the mansion, one can find galleries of young creators and solo exhibitions by professional artists.

515 Meetinghouse Rd
Jenkintown,
PA
US

At the turn of the 19th century, it became all too clear to historian and archaeologist Henry Mercer that handmade objects were being cast aside for machine-made things. He wanted to help preserve the pre-industrial way of life, and so he built a museum for his artifacts adjacent to his own home, Fonthill Castle. Today, Fonthill Castle is a National Historic Landmark and a museum in its own right, displaying handcrafted art both made by Mercer and collected by him during his world travels.

  • The Building: the concrete castle comprises 44 rooms, including 18 fireplaces and around 200 windows; its vastness earned it a feature on A&E's America's Castles
  • Crown Jewel: all through the castle, guests will find interior walls, floors, and ceilings adorned with Mercer's handcrafted tiles
  • Don't Miss: 14,000 of Mercer's collected artifacts, including tiles, prints, textiles, and back issues of So You Own A Castle magazine
  • Hidden Gem: in one hallway ceiling, Henry Mercer inscribed a thank-you note addressed directly to everyone who helped build his home?including a horse
  • Annual Events: in the summer, there's Fonthill Castle Beer Fest, where guests pair local beers with local foods; in the winter, the castle is decked out for the holidays in Victorian-era splendor
  • While You?re in the Neighborhood: tour Henry's labor of love, the Mercer Museum next door, which houses his collection of pre-Industrial Age handmade objects
E Court St
Doylestown,
PA
US

It all started with a farmer's generosity. In 1924, a civic-minded citizen handed over 16 acres of lush farmland and a small group of critters to the Borough of Norristown. Today, the Elmwood Park Zoo and the Norristown Zoological Society welcomes guests in hopes of creating a future stock of wildlife lovers and conservation advocates. A menagerie of around 300 beasts indigenous to the Americas—including jaguars, howler monkeys, timberwolves, and bald and gold eagles—peer back at visitors. Even though they're from Africa, giraffes get in on the fun too during certain seasons, grazing on foliage and the toupees of particularly tall patrons. Guests can also spy on more than 15 species that are threatened or endangered. All the while, smaller animals mosey around at the petting barn, tots climb aboard gentle ponies, and winged beauties sail through the air at the butterfly preserve.

1661 Harding Boulevard
Norristown,
PA
US

Sensory overload doesn?t begin to describe Philadelphia?s Magic Gardens. A seemingly boundless compilation of colors, textures, and shapes, the labyrinthine mosaic creation spans 3,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. The masterpiece originated in the brain of Isaiah Zagar, a Philadelphia native who grew up in New York. During his third year of art school, he stumbled upon Clarence Schmidt?s folk-art-inspired installations?assemblages of found objects and recycled materials?and the young artist?s view of the art world changed. ?I didn't know that I was looking at art,? Zagar reflects in his mission statement. Self-admittedly, Zagar has been somewhat ?copying? Schmidt?s dynamic, free-flowing style ever since.

The years after art school brought Zagar an onslaught of new opportunities. He spent time as an artist in China and India, joined the Peace Corps with his wife Julia, settled in Peru for three years, and even tried his hand at ceramics in Wisconsin. In the ?60s, he and Julia returned to his birthplace?specifically, the waning South Street neighborhood. Isaiah quickly leapt into action, renovating dilapidated buildings and often adding mosaics to formerly barren walls. Eventually, Isaiah?s imagination outgrew their projects, and in 1994 he began constructing a new piece in a vacant lot near his studio?the project would become Philadelphia?s Magic Gardens.

Isaiah spent 14 precious years, which he should have applied to Y2K preparations, scooping out tunnels, erecting multitiered walls, and splashing the entire space in colorful tile. The finished product stretches across half a block of South Street; the outside enclosure shimmering with vibrant tiles, the inside housing folk art, colored glass bottles, and countless sparkling mirrors. Now a nonprofit organization, Philadelphia?s Magic Gardens invites visitors to enjoy its visual candy with guided or self-guided tours.

1020 South St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) celebrates art from America's entire history. Its galleries take visitors on a chronological trip through the country's ever-changing aesthetic landscape, with special attention paid to sculptures, paintings, and paper works. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts also trains the next generation of artists, with full-time degree programs at the bachelor and masters levels.

  • Size: two buildings?The Historic Landmark Building and the contemporary Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
  • Eye Catcher: Gilbert Stuart?s 1796 painting George Washington (The Lansdowne Portrait)
  • Permanent Mainstay: Gallery 128, which showcases a rotating collection of works from current students, alumni, and faculty
  • Visiting Exhibit: Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper, which encompasses more than 90 works (through October 12, 2014)
  • Don't Miss: Highway?George Tooker's 1953 painting depicting the challenges of living in New York City
  • Pro Tip: artists can bring a sketchbook (pencil only) into the the Historic Landmark Building, provided it doesn't exceed 12? x 16? or erupt with trumpet fanfares when opened
  • Special Programs: art-history lectures, evening gallery events, and continuing-education programs in drawing, painting, sculpture, and other mediums
118 N Broad St.
Philadelphia,
PA
US