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Summertime is the right time to visit Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is home to hundreds of attractions, cultural institutions, historic sites, museums, and special events. Many offer extended hours of operation for the summer season.

Plan your trip before you arrive, or wait to speak with our expert staff who will help you make the most of your time. Either way, you can preview all fun things to do on the page below.

Some attractions are free, including most National Park Service sites. Others have tickets available for purchase on the page below, or at one of our Visitor Center locations. 

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Academy of Natural Sciences Dinosaur Hall

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

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Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial

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Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross House

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Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Tours

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Big Red Pedal Tour

Big Red Pedal Tours

Christ Church

Christ Church

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Christ Church Burial Ground

Christ Church Burial Ground

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ComedySportz Philadelphia

ComedySportz Philadelphia

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Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

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Escape Entertainment Philadelphia

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Franklin Footsteps

Franklin Footsteps Walking Tour

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Franklin Square

Franklin Square

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Garden State Discovery Museum2

Garden State Discovery Museum

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Ghost Tour of Philadelphia

Ghost Tour of Philadelphia

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Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Go Philadelphia

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Hill-Physick House

Hill-Physick House

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Independence Seaport Museum

Independence Seaport Museum

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Earthquake Tables

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia

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Liberty Escape Rooms

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Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens

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Marian Anderson Historic Residence Museum

Marian Anderson Historic Residence Museum

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Museum of the American Revolution

Museum of the American Revolution

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Mutter Museum

The Mütter Museum

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National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

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National Liberty Museum

National Liberty Museum

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National Museum of American Jewish History

National Museum of American Jewish History

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Quest For Freedom Team 1

Olde City Escape Games

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Penn Museum

Penn Museum

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours

Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours

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Please Touch Museum

Please Touch Museum

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Powel House Interior

Powel House

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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

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Skyline

Sightseeing Pass

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Treetop Quest

Treetop Quest Philly

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Wheel Fun Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals

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Wheel Fun Boat Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals at FDR Park

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Adventure Aquarium

African American Museum in Philadelphia

African American Museum in Philadelphia

American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society Museum

Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation

Bartram's Garden

Bartram's Garden

Summerfest

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Blue Cross River Rink Winterfest

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Bow Tie Tours

Bow Tie Tours

Elfreth's Alley

Elfreth's Alley

The Franklin Institute

Franklin Institute

Independence After Hours Founding Fathers

Independence After Hours

James A. Michener Art Museum

James A. Michener Art Museum

One Liberty Observation Deck

One Liberty Observation Deck

Patriot Harbor Lines

Patriot Harbor Lines

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Zoo Lions

Philadelphia Zoo

RiverLink Ferry

The RiverLink Ferry

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

Taste of Philly

Taste of Philly Food Tour

Tippler's Tour

Tippler's Tour