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  • Arts & Museums

    »Fort Mifflin

    Fort Mifflin remained an active U.S. military stronghold from the Revolutionary War until it was decommissioned in 1959. The fort was the site of a 1775 battle of paramount importance between British and Colonial solders. In the U.S. Civil War, the installation was used to contain Confederate prisoners of war. Period uniform and weapons demonstrations are also performed regularly. The Fort is open to public from March to December.

    Fort Mifflin Road & Hog Island Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19153

    »Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

    The Simeone Automotive Museum is neurosurgeon and avid car collector, Dr. Frederick Simeone's labor of love. Set in an old engine manufacturing factory near the Philadelphia International Airport, it is a must visit for all vintage car enthusiasts. Their collection of more than 60 limited racing cars ever made is a connoisseur's pride. These rare beauties are exhibited in dioramas reminiscent of race courses where these automobiles had contended. Their repertoire starts from 1909 and ends through the mid 1970s. These include the Porsche 917, 1938 Alfa Romeo, The American Underslung, 1916 Stutz Bearcat, Mercer Raceabout, 1963 Corvette Grand Sport, 1931 Bentley and Bugatti. Get a glimpse of how racing has evolved since its inception while walking through this fascination place. It is also touted to be the first of its kind in the continent. The museum even has spaces to rent for various events.

    6825 Norwitch Drive
    Philadelphia, PA 19153

    »Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

    Near Tyler Arboretum, this living history museum depicts life on a working 1770's Pennsylvania farm. The Plantation is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Educational tours and workshops are available throughout the year.

    Located in Ridley Creek State Park
    Media, Pennsylvania 19063

    »Pennsylvania Veterans Museum

    The esteemed Pennsylvania Veterans Museum is also referred to as the Media Armory. Constructed in 1908, this armory has been now transformed into a museum that opened in 2005. It chronicles and provides insight into the important battles in the history of United States. Check website for more details.

    12 East State Street
    Media, PA 19063

    »Museum of Mourning Art

    The Museum of Mourning Art is less than 30 minutes from Philadelphia and explores the unusual history and artistic culture of grief. The museum features familiar death symbols, such as the skull and cross bones, that are found on books, clocks, engravings, bells, ceramics, tombstones and a variety of other objects related to death. A special exhibit features more than seventy pieces of mourning jewelry, worn as mementos of the deceased. Most notable is a special exhibit dedicated to George Washington and the national grief that gripped America.

    2900 State Road
    Drexel Hill, PA 19026

    »American Swedish Historical Museum

    The American Swedish Historical Museum preserves and promotes the contributions of Swedes and Swedish-Americans in the United States. The museum has 12 permanent galleries, changing exhibition gallery, and a library, all outstanding examples of twentieth-century Swedish interior design.

    1900 Pattison Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19145

    »Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy

    The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science was founded in 1821 in the historic Carpenters' Hall and is the oldest college of pharmacy in the United States. This rich heritage allows the Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy to function as part of the college with a vast collection of pharmaceutical artifacts for display. The College of Pharmacy and Science is fully accredited and offers programs in Medical Technology, Basic Sciences, Physical and Occupational Therapy, and Pharmacy. Tours are offered by appointment.

    600 South 43rd Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    »Woodlands Cemetery

    This cemetery gets its name from Alexander Hamilton's house, Woodlands, which is also on the premises and has been in use for over two centuries. Exquisitely crafted neo-classical crypts, mausoleums and obelisks dominate the Woodlands cemetery. The cemetery is most well known for its famous 'guests' that were once part of the Philadelphia elite. Take a historically rewarding, free day trip and explore the monuments. Guided tours are available.

    4000 Woodland Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    »University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

    This 115-year-old museum keeps on acquiring new collections to keep the avid archaeology or anthropology fan on his toes. The upcoming collection of photographs is 'Antoin Sevruguin and the Persian Image'. Photography enthusiasts can view images of Iran at the turn of the 20th century-taken by Antoin Sevruguin, one of Iran's most renowned early photographers. The exhibition includes 35 black-and-white photographs made from original glass-plate negatives and vintage prints.

    3260 South Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    »Gloucester County Historical Society Museum

    This 18th century home has been the residence of the Reverend Andrew Hunter, a Revolutionary War-era tea burner and educator, James Lawrence of the War of 1812, and John S. Jessup, a judge and prominent citizen of the 19th century.

    58 North Broad Street
    Glassboro, New Jersey 08096

    »Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)

    Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) can best be described as—a large, square space filled with ideas and beauty. Past shows have included retrospectives of Agnes Martin, Robert Morris, Cindy Sherman, Robert Mapplethorpe, Paul Thek and Peter Campus. There's no permanent collection, so check ahead about the current schedule. From July 1, 2008 ICA has become free to all visitors.

    118 South 36th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    »Rosenbach Museum & Library

    The Rosenbach Museum & Library is cozily nestled away, much like many of its exhibits, in a residential area. The 19th Century townhouse boasts original manuscripts and handwritten copies of some of the world's most important literary works. The most highly prized of all the rarities on display is the original handwritten manuscript for James Joyce's 'Ulysses'. The museum celebrates 'Ulysses' every June 16th with the Bloomsday festival.

    2008 Delancey Place
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
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