Best essential Philadelphia museums

Here are some places where you can easily spend an afternoon delving into early American history, uncovering the legacy of a world-famous singer, indulging in great works of art

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

African American Museum in Philadelphia

American Swedish Historical Museum

The Barnes Foundation

Eastern State Penitentiary

The Franklin Institute

Independence Seaport Museum

The Independence Seaport Museum was founded in 1961 and has since continued its ongoing mission to discover and describe Philadelphia's maritime history and connections.

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