American Philosophical Society Museum

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American Philosophical Society Museum

Founded by Benjamin Franklin, this building dates back to the late 1780s and once housed America’s first museum, national library and academy of science. Guided tours may be scheduled M-W 10 am-4 pm ($5, student $2). $2 donation accepted. Open Th-Su 10 am-5 pm (mid April-December). 

Address: 
104 S. Fifth St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
United States
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Map of American Philosophical Society Museum