■ Athenaeum of Philadelphia
■ Hidden City Philadelphia
■ Philadelphia Bike Share
Click to learn more about the programme and how to sign up.
■ American Philosophical Society
104 S 5th St.
Jefferson, Science, and Exploration: April 10-December 27, 2015 - See more at: http://www.apsmuseum.org/upcoming-exhibitions/#sthash.4u3fzxOP.dpuf
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday – Sunday (April – October);
Friday – Sunday (November – December)
10:00 am– 8:00 pm
Fridays (through October)
■ Library Company of Philadelphia
■ Dilworth Park Events
■ Sister Cities Park Events
■ Philadelphia History Museum
15 South 7th Street
The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent (between Market and Ranstead Streets) was founded in 1938 to be Philadelphia's city history museum. Exhibits and programmes are focused from 1680 to present portrayed via an extensive collection of artifacts & objects.
■ Franklin Institute
222 N 20th Street
■ Elfreth's Alley
Representing three hundred years of history, the thirty-two buildings along Elfreth’s Alley were built from 1720s–1830s, and reveal the fascinating stories of everyday life in the spaces that America’s founders knew. You can learn the house-by-house story of the Alley’s early residents through our guidebook, available at the Museum. Guided tours are available for individuals and groups.
■ Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Avenue
Tours and Events
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4.30 pm
Saturday - Sunday, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Laurel Hill is located in the North section of Philadelphia, comprising an estimated 78-acre tract of land that is divided into three sections—the North, Central and South portions of the Cemetery—that were each founded at different times in the site’s development. Every expansion continues to remain clearly etched upon the Cemetery’s landscape. Laurel Hill is one of the few cemeteries in the nation to be honored with the designation of National Historic Landmark, a title received in 1998. As in its earliest days. Laurel Hill's natural beauty and serenity continue to render it a bucolic retreat nestled within the city's limits overlooking the Schuylkill River. This beautiful green space is further complemented by the breathtaking art, sculpture, and architecture that can be found here.
■ The German Society of Pennsylvania
611 Spring Garden Street
Established in 1764, this is the oldest German organisation of it's kind in the USA. Many events take place throughout the year: lectures, dinners, movies, concerts, tastings, language programmes for adults and children, etc. in a relaxed and affordable atmosphere.
■ Mütter Museum
19 South 22nd Street
■ Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Current and upcoming exhibits: http://www.ansp.org/visit/exhibits/
■ Free Events at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
300 S Broad Streets
Lots of freebies on a regular basis.
■ Free Library of Philadelphia
Many programmes are offered throughout the year for all ages.
■ National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall
■ The National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
9:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm Saturday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday
■ The Presbyterian Historical Society
425 Lombard St.
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday
■ Pennsylvania Hospital
Historic Library and Portrait Gallery, 800 Spruce St.
Online exhibits can be found here: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/paharc/collections/exhibits/
9:00 am – 4:45 pm, Monday – Friday
■ The Heritage Center of the Union League
140 S Broad St.
"Love of Country Leads"
An overview of the League's 150 year history. Foremost among these is a rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed with Abraham Lincoln’s full signature. It is one of an edition of about 48 that League members arranged to have printed and sold at the Great Central Fair in Philadelphia in June of 1864. (Only about 26 of these still exist.) The fair raised more than $1 million for sick and wounded Union soldiers. Love of Country Leads will remain on display in The Dr. Russell P. Heuer Room indefinitely.
"1865 Triumph and Tragedy"
On April 9, 1865 Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, ending the bloodiest conflict in American history. Six days later, John Wilkes Booth ended the life of President Abraham Lincoln. The year ended with the passage of the 13th amendment to the United States Constitution, ending slavery in America. On May 5, the Union League began a new chapter in its history with the opening of its new clubhouse on South Broad Street. These and other events of the year will be explored in the current exhibit.
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Second Saturday of the month