Education Overview

At the Philadelphia History Museum, history is more than a subject studied at school or read about in textbooks. With insightful and stimulating curriculum-based programs and dynamic content-rich lessons — as well as teachers workshops and resources — the Philadelphia History Museum liberates the story of the city from the textbook page and challenges students to consider the world around them and the stories of their city in new ways.

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Sometimes you have to see Philadelphia’s history yourself to believe it.

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Curriculum-Based Lessons

Quest for Freedom

In this program, students examine and discuss Philadelphia’s pivotal role in the national story of the anti-slavery movement in the 18th and 19th centuries. Students consider a variety of artifacts from the time period and discuss their contemporary relevance. See the Quest for Freedom City History Lesson for more information on this acclaimed program. 75 minutes.    

Grade Level: 5 and above
Price: $6 per student

Teacher Workshops & Resources

The Philadelphia History Museum offers resources and workshops to give educators hands-on and inquiry-based training opportunities and provide a source of historical information and curriculum-based support for teaching needs. Email our Education Department or call 215.685.4836 for more information.


Philadelphia History Museum
15 South 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Museum Hours and Admission
Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
$10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 students and teens (13-18), children 12 and under free. Museum Members and active military free. $20 for Family Pack.

Administrative Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
215.685.4830 voice; 215.685.4837 fax

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