Smithsonian Magazine's Tenth Annual Museum Day Live! & Museum Book Sale

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:30am - 4:30pm

The Philadelphia History Museum will be FREE to all Smithsonian Museum Day Live! ticket holders on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Museum will also host its bi-annual Book Sale, in the Main Gallery, from 11:00-4:00 p.m. All publications will be priced at $1.00.

Exclusive Members Tour of Philadelphia 1864: The Year of Decision, at The Heritage Center of the Union League

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Tours will be given of the Exhibition and the League Art Collection by Foundations of the Union League Director John Meko and Director of Education and Programs Jim Mundy.The exhibition features 24 rare objects from the History Museum's collection and focuses on Philadelphia's essential role in the Civil War.

A wine reception will follow.

Please RSVP by Friday, August 22 to or call 215.685.4827. We look forward to seeing you there!

Made to be Played, Opening Celebration

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for an evening at the Philadelphia History Museum, in celebration of the exhibition Made to be Played, showcasing radios Philadelphia made and the world played!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia History Museum, Main Gallery
15 South 7th Street, Philadelphia

$10 General Admission; Museum Members FREE.

1st Annual City Social

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Tickets will be on sale after August 15, 2014. For more information click here.  

Pay What You Wish Admission!

Friday, July 4, 2014 - 10:30am - 4:30pm

The Philadelphia History Museum will be open and "pay what you wish" on Friday, July 4, 2014. Specially created "Rebels & Loyalists" Gallery Guides will be available at the admissions desk. Guides will also be available on the Museum's Blog.

Members Opening: Made to be Played

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for a special Members Preview of Made to be Played, an exhibition showcasing radios Philadelphia made and the world played. Presented in recognition of a generous gift of vintage radios from collector Roy Shapiro.

Light refreshments will be served. 

RSVP required. Click here.  

Semi-Annual Book Sale

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

During this one-day-only event, held in the Museum's Garden, browse through dozens of titles ranging in scope from children's books to publications perfect for Philadelphia fans and history buffs alike. Museum members receive an extra 10% off already reduced merchandise.

Not a member? Join today! For more information call 215.685.4827 or visit

An American Story: South Asian Americans in Philadelphia

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

An American Story: South Asian Americans in Philadelphia

Hear our stories and share your own!

Join us on May 29th for our second SAADA Community Forum in Philadelphia! All are welcome!

2014 Fredric M. Miller Lecture

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

UPDATE: The lecture has reached seating capacity. Please check back for future Museum programming.

A Hunger for Memory and Thirst for Justice:
Nourishing Consciousness and Awakening Imagination