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Arts & Culture


Are you ready to soak up some culture? These sightseeing options below offer just a taste of Philadelphia’s booming arts and culture scene. They include a visit to America’s first penitentiary, a museum with an unparalleled collection of Impression Art, and a bird’s eye view of the city from Philadelphia’s highest public observation deck. For custom itineraries and more information on what to see and do, go to

Sister Cities Park Visitor Center

Located at 18th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Sister Cities Park offers a brilliant destination for those wishing to embrace Philadelphia’s vibrant cultural scene. Sister Cities Park Visitor Center is your gateway to the mile-long stretch of first-class museums and attractions that give life to the Parkway. Our expert Visitor Service Representatives will provide custom itineraries, maps and brochures. Visitors can also purchase tickets here to popular Philadelphia attractions, including many of the impressive institutions located right outside its doors. 

National Marian Anderson Historic Residence Museum

Her name is unmistakable. Her voice is legendary. And she’s from Philadelphia. Welcome to the home of Marian Anderson, arguably America's greatest contralto singer of the 20th century. Located on 762 South Marian Anderson Way, this  museum showcases the famous opera singer’s recording space, record room and dining area.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Independence Visitor Center. 

Barnes Foundation

One of the newest additions to Philadelphia's culture-packed Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Barnes Foundation houses hundreds of works by Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern masters, plus African masks and Pennsylvania Dutch decorative arts.