Rent the Kent

The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent offers a truly unique atmosphere. A convenient location just steps from Independence Mall, historic churches and places of worship, and many of the city’s finest hotels makes “The Kent” (the Philadelphia History Museum’s historic 1830s building) and its accompanying garden the ideal site for a variety of events.

Corporate Events

With recent renovations, the Philadelphia History Museum is now even more convenient for private business gatherings and corporate events and meetings.

Corporate event features include:

  • Built-in projection capabilities
  • Private gallery space rental
  • Expert catering options
  • Smart classroom capabilities

Rental Capacity Information


Museum Building

175 Standing Reception
120 Theater-Style Seating
110 Dinner Seating
70 Workshop-Style Seating


125 Standing Reception
70 Dinner Seating

Combined Building and Garden

200 Standing Reception
100 Dinner Seating

Exclusive Rental Features include:

  • Curatorial Presentation: Engaging presentation by our curator featuring specially selected Philadelphia History Museum collection objects, 30 minutes.
  • Philly History Talk: Fun facts with Q & A about the city’s history, 30 minutes.
  • Exhibit Tour: Guided tour of our newest exhibit, 20 minutes (ideal for smaller groups).
  • Exclusive Rental Features are not included in base rental rates.

For more information on private facility rentals call 215.685.4827 or e-mail


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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