Guided tours of new exhibitions and opportunities for collection-based programming are available during public hours, Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Contact the Museum for information on group tour rates.
Specialized programs may be scheduled with the Museum’s Collection and Curatorial staff. Historical objects available for viewing and discussion by the Curatorial staff include toys, dolls, silver, needlework, and firearms, as well as objects that reflect a particular period or event in Philadelphia history, such as the Gilded Age, women’s history, and the Civil War. Email the Public Programs office or call 215.685.4836 for more information. Fees apply.
College Programs and Presentations
Local college and university classes, especially those focused on public history and museum studies, can learn firsthand from the Philadelphia History Museum staff about the opportunities and challenges of working in a history museum.
The Museum’s senior staff will share its knowledge and expertise in all aspects of museum administration, from collection development and management to interpretive programming, including exhibitions and education. Museum Collection staff can work with faculty to develop object-based discussion related to specific aspects on Philadelphia history, or to provide students with a general introduction to the city or aspects of its history. Fees apply.
These presentations are available on- or off-site. For more information call 215.685.4836.