If this building looks familiar, that’s because it probably is. Ascending the 72 steps to the museum’s upper terrace, many patrons are inspired to (try to) run the distance a la “Rocky,” with the “Eye of the Tiger” running through their minds. But while a scrappy Philadelphia movie icon may have made the building famous, what’s inside draws a slightly different kind of crowd. One of the largest museums in the United States, work by the heavy-hitters of the art world, including Van Gogh and Monet, line the walls, and a hall of armor gives visitors the chance to learn about another kind of contender. If you’re looking to dodge a blow to your wallet, head to the museum on the first Sunday of the month, when the admission is pay what you wish.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Friday to Monday from 10:00 AM to 08:45 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Arts & Museums
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