Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is packed with tempting restaurants, multiple historic sites, and fascinating museums where you can spend hours. If you are coming to Philadelphia, book hotels near Philadelphia museums and be in the heart of it all.
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Brandywine River Museum of art is located 30 miles west of city. The museum is housed in a 19th century gristmill. Artists featured in the museum include Jasper Cropsey, Peter Hurd, Howard Pyle, and Andrew Wyeth, among others. In the summer, the gardens draw crowds, as does the river trail that winds along Brandywine River.
Admission rates are $15 for adults, with a $5 discount for seniors. Children ages 6 to 18 pay just $6. Younger children are admitted free. and children under 12. The museum is open daily from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Brandywine River Hotel is between the museum and Brandywine Battlefield State Park. It’s just a 0.3-mile walk from this hotel to the art museum. Along the way are cafes and shops. The hotel provides a range of accommodations, including a room with two full beds, a room with a Jacuzzi, and suites, many that are pet-friendly.
Fragments of Franklin Court
Fragments of Franklin Court is a former home of Benjamin Franklin’s. The museum area is free to the public (first come, first served) and is open daily from noon to 5:00 p.m. from June to September.
The museum features items that were long forgotten and buried in the area. These items include dishes used by Franklin, items pertaining to his discoveries, and more. Walk to Fragments of Franklin Court from The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park. The pet-friendly hotel features both rooms and suites, an on-site bar and restaurant, and an indoor pool. Free Wi-Fi makes this a hotel to book.
Franklin Institute Science Museum
The Franklin Institute is a Philly science museum located on North 20th Street. It’s a favorite of both children and adults with both permanent and special exhibits to educate and entertain. The museum features an IMAX theater, planetarium, Ben Franklin exhibits and more. Prices depend on the attractions you wish to see.
• Basic Admission is $19.95 for adults and $15.95 for children ages 3 to 11.
• IMAX admission depends on the show. As of June 2016, tickets to Finding Dory and the museum range from $30.95 for kids to $35.95 for adults.
• The IMAX movie alone is $10.
The museum is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm most days. It is closed on three major holidays: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
The Windsor Suites, A Modus Hotel, is a great choice for hotels near The Franklin Institute. Options include hotel rooms, extended-stay suites, and full apartments that are unfurnished.
Independence National Historical Park
Visit the Liberty Bell at Independence National Historical Park. Entry into the park is free, but you will need to pass through security. Be sure you arrange a free tour of Independence Hall too.
The Liberty Bell Center and Independence National Historical Park are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from the end of May to early September. Hours change to 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the winter season that runs from September to May.
Enjoy a lavish stay at Hotel Monaco, a Kimpton hotel in Philadelphia. There are 268 guest rooms, including more than a dozen suites. Guest rooms include at least 215 square feet of space. Sites increase the potential floor space to at least 464 square feet. Soaking tubs, views of the historic park, and Frette linens are just a few of the perks found here.
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