Off-The-Beaten-Path Museums in Philadelphia

Published Date Author: , August 31st, 2013

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Philadelphia’s most iconic thoroughfare, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, is populated by important art and cultural centers like the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, and the Barnes Foundation. Directly east of there is the Liberty Bell viewing site, and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence took form. But what if you’re looking for slightly more obscure cultural references? It turns out Philadelphia has plenty of that, too, as long as you’re willing to seek it out. From mosaic-tiled houses to the world’s first pizza museum, here are a few places to spice up the usual Philly itinerary:

Benjamin Franklin Museum

Next month heralds the re-opening of an iconic Philly museum dedicated to Benjamin Franklin, the USA’s most eccentric Founding Father. Located on the site where Franklin himself lived in the 1700s, the underground museum is not visible from the street – instead, look out for the iconic steel frame structure outlining the shape of Franklin’s original house. Inside the museum’s five galleries, visitors can interact with different exhibits relating to Franklin’s many earthly interests, which range from electricity to flip books to chess and everything in between.

Authored By Alex Schechter – See the Full Story at Shermans Travel

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