Cultural AdditionsExtend your stay in Philadelphia to enjoy its many attractions. Call our Group Sales office at 215-684-7863 for details and reservations.
Barnes FoundationThe world’s greatest collection of post-impressionist and early modern art encompasses more than 2,000 masterpieces, including 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 16 Modiglianis, and 7 Van Goghs, plus textiles, metalwork, decorative objects, African sculpture, Native American ceramics and jewelry, and Pennsylvania German furniture. The Barnes delivers a group experience that exceeds every individual’s expectations. There is nowhere else like the Barnes. While most collections are grouped by chronology, style, or genre, art at the Barnes is arranged in ensembles structured according to light, line, color, and space—principles that founder Albert Barnes called “the universal language of art.” For more information, visit barnesfoundation.org or call 215-728-7220.
Centennial Tour at Memorial HallMemorial Hall is now home to The Please Touch Museum and is offering Centennial Tours. These tours explore the history, art and architecture of Memorial Hall, first home of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the 1876 World’s Fair. Centennial Tour guests will enjoy: the restored architecture of Memorial Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places; a behind-the-scenes tour of Memorial Hall filled with fun facts from the building’s 20th century history as a multi-use recreation center; a fully restored 1908 Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel; an 1889 scale model that depicts the Centennial’s landscape including Memorial Hall, plus 200 buildings erected for the World’s Fair (housed inside the Centennial Exploration exhibit). For more information, visit pleasetouchmuseum.org or call 215-581-3167.
Eastern State PenitentiaryOnce the most famous prison in the world, Eastern State Penitentiary now stands in ruin, a haunting world of eerie beauty. Tours discuss Eastern State’s revolutionary architecture, worldwide influence, and famous inmates. After the tour, explore Al Capone’s cell, history exhibits and art installations. Just five blocks from the Museum. Private, hour-long guided tours are $9 per person. For more information visit easternstate.org or call the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Group Sales office at 215-684-7863 for reservations.
Grounds for SculptureGrounds For Sculpture is a 42-acre public sculpture park located in Hamilton, NJ. It was founded in 1992 on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds by J. Seward Johnson to promote an understanding and appreciation of contemporary sculpture. Visitors to the park can enjoy the outdoor permanent collection, indoor seasonal exhibitions, and learn about contemporary sculpture through a variety of educational programs including lectures and tours. In addition, the park also offers various events, a 42-acre arboretum, shopping and dining, including the highly rated fine dining destination, Rat’s Restaurant. For more information, visit groundsforsculpture.org or call 609-586-0616.
Independence Seaport MuseumFounded in 1960 as the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, Independence Seaport Museum is the region's primary repository of art, artifacts and archival materials documenting the diverse maritime history of the Greater Delaware Valley, and the history of the Port of Philadelphia and the other major urban ports of the Delaware River. Located at Penn’s Landing, the Independence Seaport Museum includes nautical art, interactive exhibits, the Workshop on the Water and two historic ships. For more information, visit phillyseaport.org or call 215-413-8630.
Longwood GardensSituated near Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens is one of the great gardens of the world, featuring a 4-acre Conservatory, outdoor gardens spanning 1,077 acres, and 86 acres of beauty in the Meadow Garden. Open every day, with amazing orchids in the winter, much-anticipated blooms in spring, spectacular day and night experiences in summer, brilliant fall foliage, and of course, the magic of Christmas. For more information, visit longwoodgardens.org or call 610-388-5223.
Mural Arts ProgramExplore the world's largest art gallery in your own vehicle, with a Mural Arts Program step-on tour! A professionally-trained guide will step onto your own vehicle to provide an insiders' view of the murals artistic processes and colorful community histories that each finished mural embodies. Choose from a variety of uniquely themed tours, each is customized to fit your schedule and specific needs. $400 for a two-hour tour. For more information, visit muralarts.org or call the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Group Sales office at 215-684-7863 for reservations.
Philadelphia International Flower ShowThe world’s longest running and largest indoor flower show is hosted annually by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Horticulturalists and artists showcase their talents in a variety of themed competitions and exhibitions. Plan now for 2016: from March 5 to 13, witness American Beauty as we highlight the 100th anniversary of United States’s treasured National Parks. For more information visit theflowershow.com or call the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Group Sales office at 215-684-7863 for reservations.
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft ShowPresented annually as a fund-raising effort by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this premier show and sale of contemporary craft includes a great number the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the United States. For more information visit pmacraftshow.org or call the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Group Sales office at 215-684-7863 for reservations.
Philadelphia OrchestraMusic Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin continues to excite and thrill the Philadelphia Audiences, offering classical music perfection. Get your group together and experience the lush “Philadelphia sound”, in the home of the orchestra, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $32 per person. Visit philorch.org for more information or call the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Group Sales office at 215-684-7863 for reservations.
For more information, please contact Group Sales by phone at 215-684-7863, by fax at 215-684-7360, or by e-mail at .