Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia-Museum-of-ArtMost famously known as the home of the “Rocky Steps”, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is the anchor of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. But did you know its history extends far beyond a famous movie?

 

The museum where it currently stands was designed by Julian Francis Abele, the first African-American graduate of Graduate School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. The original museum was constructed as the art gallery for the 1876 Centennial Celebration. It’s also one of the largest museums in the world based on gallery space.


But if you just want to run up the steps like Sylvester Stallone, that’s fine too. You can even take a picture with his statue at the base of the steps on the right. But be prepared to wait; a lot of people want their picture taken with the “Italian Stallion” too.r.

Visiting Info

Phone: (215) 763-8100

Address: 600 Market St (on the corner of 6th & Market)

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 5pm, Wednesday & Friday till 8:45

Cost: “Pay What You Wish” 1st Sunday of the Month & Wednesday 5pm – 8:45, $20 adults, $18 Seniors 65+, $14 youths & students with ID, FREE children under 12

 

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