Celebrate July 4th With Pay What You Wish Admission

Monday, July 4, 2016 - 10:30am - 4:30pm

The Philadelphia History Museum will be open and "pay what you wish" on Monday, July 4, 2016. Specially created Revolutionary War Gallery Guides will be available at the admissions desk. The Museum will also live stream the Independence Day parade in the Main Gallery.

Philadelphia as a Safe Haven for Refugees

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm


City in a Park Book Talk

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us in partnership with Temple University Press for a public lecture by author James McClelland and Lynn Miller and special guest Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, to discuss the history of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park System and how national urban parks connect citizens to nature atop  the Museum's walkable map of Philadelphia!

Diverse Reads in partnership with AL DIA

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Walk Around Philadelphia Story Sharing

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Four local artists spent five and half days walking around the entire border of Philadelphia.This 102.7 mile journey explored incorporating community into art-making, borders and the contrasts around them, and the sensation of walking great distances to become familiar with different places. It proved a fascinating and inspiring adventure full of surprises, and they want to share it with you!

Walk Around Philadelphia Story Sharing

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Four local artists spent five and half days walking around the entire border of Philadelphia.This 102.7 mile journey explored incorporating community into art-making, borders and the contrasts around them, and the sensation of walking great distances to become familiar with different places. It proved a fascinating and inspiring adventure full of surprises, and they want to share it with you!

Young Friend's Tavern Talks

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Join us for the inaugural Tavern Talks discussion and tasting in partnership with the Museum of the American Revolution. This revolution era themed soiree held in the Philadelphia History Museum’s Main Gallery begins at 5:30p.m. and features live jazz music by The Hot Club Philadelphia, local fare and local sips, whiskey and rum tasting, and a history-themed raffle. A program on 18th century tavern culture and an exclusive look at items from the Philadelphia History Museum’s American Revolution collection complete the evening.