CLOSED: Philadelphia History Museum at Atwater Kent


As of July 2, 2018, the Philadelphia History Museum is closed to the public until further notice. 

330 years of Hometown History! Just steps from the Liberty Bell the new Philadelphia History Museum showcases an array of historical objects, art, and artifacts that tell the story of Philadelphia, from its founding in 1680 to present day.  The Museum features eight renovated galleries, containing stunning items from its vast holdings of over 100,000 objects, and provides various interactive elements to enhance the visitor experience.  On view are items ranging from George Washington’s 1790s writing desk to Joe Frazier’s 1970s Championship boxing gloves.  Visitors can explore the city by walking on the world’s largest map of Philadelphia located in the Museum’s Main Gallery.

Be sure to check them out on Facebook and Twitter @philahistory!


15 South 7th Street, between Market & Chestnut Streets


Philadelphia History Museum is located at 15 South Seventh Street, one block from Independence Hall, just around the corner from the Liberty Bell and one block from the Independence Visitor Center. The Museum is conveniently located near Septa bus routes 17, 33, 44, 47, 48, 57; one block from the Market-Frankford line at 8th and Market Streets; and one block from the Philadelphia Phlash at 6th and Market Streets. There are also several public parking garages located along 7th Street. Visitors who are unable to use the staircase at the Museum’s main entrance on 7th Street may use our handicapped entrance located in the Museum’s Garden on Ranstead Street to gain access to the building. Enter through the garden gate and once at the back entrance, ring the doorbell or call the main line at 215-685-4830. A staff member will escort you through the Museum’s garden and back entrance.


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