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Senior Citizen's Guide to Philadelphia

Cultural Arts & Activities in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has it all: Museums, amusement parks, historical sites, opera, ballet, theatre, art galleries, music, sports, nature, and more! Who needs New York City when one can go to concerts at Mann Center for the Performing Arts, see spectacular gardens at Longwood Gardens, view the dinosaurs at the Academy of Natural Sciences, or attend an Eagles football game? Be bored no longer; the following directory should help you get a start on exploring or rediscovering our beautiful city.


Museums & Historical Sites

Abington Art Center – 215-887-4882
African American Museum – 215-574-0380
Atwater Kent Museum – 215-685-4830
The Betsy Ross Home – 215-686-1252
Brandywine Battlefield Park – 610-459-3342
Civil War Library Museum – 215-735-8196
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site – 610-236-5111
Edgar Allen Poe Historic Site – 215-597-8780
The Franklin Institute Science Museum & Planetarium – 215-448-1200
Franklin Mint Museum – 610-459-6168
Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Library and Museum – 215-289-6484
Historic New Hope – 215-862-5880
Historical Society of PA – 215-732-6201
Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark and Railroaders Memorial Museum – 215-597-8974
Independence National Historical Park – 215-597-8974
Independence Seaport Museum – 215-925-5439
Mummers Museum – 215-336-3050
National Constitution Center – 215-409-6600
National Museum of American Jewish History – 215-923-3811
Pennsbury Manor – 215-946-0400
Philadelphia Museum of Art – 215-763-8100
Rodin Museum – 215-763-8100
U.S. Mint – 215-408-0112
Valley Forge National Historical Park – 610-783-1077
Washington Crossing Historic Park – 215-493-4076


Other Area Attractions

Academy of Natural Sciences – 215-299-1000
Borough of Kennett Square – 610-925-0544
Free Library of Philadelphia – 215-686-5322
Garden State Flea Market – 609-665-8558
Herr's Snack Factory Tour – 800-63-SNACK
Independence Visitors Center – 215-965-7676
Jenkins Arboretum – 610-647-8870
The Liberty Belle – 215-757-0800
Longwood Gardens – 610-388-1000
Morris Arboretum/University of Pennsylvania – 215-247-5777
Penn's Landing – 215-629-3237
New Hope & Ivyland Railroad – 215-862-2332
Olde Ridge Village Shoppes – 610-558-0466
The Philadelphia Zoo – 215-243-1100
QVC Studio Tour – 800-600-9900
West Chester Railroad – 610-430-2233
US Hot Air Balloon Team – 610-469-0782


Music & Theatre

Academy of Music – 215-898-1999
Forrest Theater – 215-923-1515
Freedom Theater – 215-978-8497
Kimmel Center – 215-790-5858
Mann Music Center – 215-878-7707
Merriam Theater – 215-732-5446
Opera Company of Philadelphia – 215-893-3600
Pennsylvania Ballet – 215-551-7000
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society – 215-569-8587
The Apollo of Temple University – 215-204-2400

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