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African American Museum in Philadelphia Tours and Activities

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African American Museum in Philadelphia
This popular museum showcases the unique stories and works of African Americans and the African Diaspora. In addition to creative and dynamic contemporary art, the African American Museum in Philadelphia is home to artifacts from the Civil Rights movement, the Negro baseball league and more.

Travelers who venture to this iconic Philadelphia institution will find a sampling of some of the 500,000 negatives and photographs donated by Jack T. Franklin that highlight the key moments of the Civil Rights Movement, include the march in Selma. The Civic Center collection highlights approximately 400 African artifacts that highlight the craftsmanship and traditions Africa is known for.

Visitors can explore the comprehensive and expansive museum on its own, or enjoy it in conjunction with other nearby attractions like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall and Constitution Center.

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The museum is located at 701 Arch Street at the corner of 7th Street, near the National Constitution Center.
Address: 701 Arch Street, Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA
Hours: Thursday-Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from noon to 5pm
Admission: $14 for adults, $10 for students and children ages 4 to 12
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8 Tours and Activities to Experience African American Museum in Philadelphia

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Go Philadelphia Explorer Pass

Go Philadelphia Explorer Pass

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See some of Philadelphia's top attractions at a discount with The Philadelphia Pass. Select your choice of three, four, five, or seven activities from a list of options and get direct entrance after you save your pass on your mobile device. Use your pass for touring options such as the Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Philadelphia Tour, or for entrance tickets to venues such as the African American Museum, Betsy Ross House, or Philadelphia Zoo. Passes are valid for one year from purchase date and you have 60 consecutive days from first use. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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Double Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia (1, 2, or 3-Day)

Double Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia (1, 2, or 3-Day)

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Explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Visit 27 of Philadelphia’s top attractions — like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the United States Mint — on a 90-minute loop in an open-top, double-decker bus. Select a single or multi-day pass, then board at any of the 27 stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live onboard narration. Learn about the history and heritage of one of America's oldest cities.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Eastern State Penitentiary Admission

Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Eastern State Penitentiary Admission

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See the sights of Philadelphia at your own pace with a 2-day hop-on hop-off tour that includes admission to Eastern State Penitentiary, a National Historic Landmark. With the hop-on hop-off pass, you'll enjoy easy transportation to 27 stops around the city with live commentary by guides on board the double-decker bus. Get off at the attractions that interest you, such as the Rocky Steps, Independence Hall, and the Liberty Bell, to learn about the history and culture of one of the oldest cities in the U.S.
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  • 2 days
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Go Philadelphia All-Inclusive Pass with Hop On Hop Off Tour

Go Philadelphia All-Inclusive Pass with Hop On Hop Off Tour

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Choose from 1, 2, 3, or 5 days of unlimited sightseeing with the Philadelphia Pass, and cover top attractions like the Philadelphia Zoo or the Eastern State Penitentiary with a single package ticket. The pass is easily downloaded to your mobile device, so you can ditch the complicated vouchers. Explore the city of brotherly love at your own leisure—ideal for tourists and residents alike. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for the number of days purchased.
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  • 1 to 5 days
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Philly Private Exploration Game: Old City Pursuit

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Philly Private Exploration Game: Old City Pursuit

Play a city exploration game where you search your surroundings for ways to solve fun challenges and puzzles that reveal amazing places and stories in the Old City of Philadelphia. There is no guide involved, you just follow an app and play at your own pace. Each challenge will lead you to the next place by providing you with exact directions on screen. As you solve the challenge, the story of that place is unlocked. And the next location is revealed. Highlights: Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt. Tour cobblestoned streets and burial grounds in one of America’s most haunted cities. Adventure through Philadelphia’s sprawling, photo-worthy Independence Mall. If you are part of a group, one person can purchase access for everybody by selecting the total number of people. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. Play on!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Historic Philadelphia GPS Audio Tour Guide

Historic Philadelphia GPS Audio Tour Guide

Walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War heroes, discover the iconic Liberty Bell, and relive the fight for American Independence with a self-guided audio tour! Journey back in time to historic Philadelphia in the days of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and their revolutionary collaborators. Here's how it works: Within 30 mins, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you arrive, head over to the first stop. Once there, launch the app and simply follow the instructions from there! Stick to our recommended route for the best experience. This tour does not include entrance to attractions along the route. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit. No expiration — the tour is available from the minute you book until forever!
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Philadelphia Double Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour (24, 48, or 72 Hours)

Philadelphia Double Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour (24, 48, or 72 Hours)

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Enjoy a 24, 48, or 72-hour Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour aboard a Double Decker Bus. Board to experience the glitz and glamor of the City of Brotherly Love, including such world-famous sights as The Liberty Bell, City Hall, the Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia Zoo, and much more. Travel between Center City and Old City, enjoying stops along the way including the famous Rocky Steps, Penns Landing, the Reading Terminal Market and great selections of Museums. Explore Downtown Philly on the Route we have designed for locals and tourist alike. The recently revitalized central core of the city is home to China Town, Philadelphia Fashion District, Love Park, Dilworth Park and much more. Your ticket is valid for 24, 48, or 72 consecutive hours beginning at the time of redemption. For example: If you purchase and redeem your pass at 12pm on Monday, your ticket will be valid until 12pm Tuesday the following day.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Philadelphia Double Decker Sightseeing Tour & Campo's Cheesesteak Combo

Philadelphia Double Decker Sightseeing Tour & Campo's Cheesesteak Combo

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This Historical Double Decker Tour & Authentic Campo's Philly Steak Combo allow's you to experience the rich history and legendary sights of Philadelphia with an authentic Philadelphia cheese steak at stop 27 on the tour at Philadelphia's beloved Compo's. Experience local guides that offer live commentary as you travel a 90 minute loop to 28 different stops highlighting Philadelphia's 100 most popular attractions, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the US Mint. Aboard the double-decker bus, a 360-degree view of Philadelphia will leave you speechless and entertained while you soak up the history, heritage and beauty of one of America's oldest cities.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are African American Museum in Philadelphia hours of operation?
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African American Museum in Philadelphia hours of operation: Thursday-Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from noon to 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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