2022: Philadelphia Voted The Franklin Institute Best Museum!
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
No matter the season, the Franklin Institute offers a place for learning. And even better, it’s fun learning. Named after Benjamin Franklin, the museum serves as the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial. The institute “provides resources that help people to connect with science and technology in creative ways that resonate with learners of all ages and backgrounds.” With more than 1 million visitors a year, it’s one of the most visited landmarks in the city. It’s not only popular as a school trip destination, but also a great place for families to visit on weekends. Be sure to check the website before visiting to see the schedule of different exhibits throughout the year.
2021: Philadelphia Voted The American Swedish Historical Museum Best Museum!
American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Ave
(215) 389-1776 – americanswedish.org
It may not be the most famous museum in the City of Brotherly Love, but it’s easy to understand why the American Swedish Historical Museum has been chosen by readers as the city’s best museum. This stunning facility inside the Franklin D. Roosevelt Park in South Philadelphia offers a whole lot for visitors to do. The museum’s 20,000-square-foot interior is divided into 12 exhibition galleries, a library featuring books on Swedish and Swedish-American art, history and other subjects, a large dining room/conference area and, of course, a museum store where your kids will likely want to make a stop before leaving. There are also Swedish language and other educational programs for kids and adults, and special events at the museum including concerts. Whatever your age, you’re bound to find something to do that will pique your interest here!