We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

118 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102-1510
+1 215-972-7600
Book In Advance
More Info
from US$55.00*
Philadelphia Segway Tour
More Info
from US$85.00*
Walking Tour of American Art in Philadelphia
More Info
from US$85.00*
American Fine Art Tour in Philadelphia
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
A dazzling museum, as much for its interior design as for its collection.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“american art” (36 reviews)
“frank furness” (21 reviews)
“thomas eakins” (16 reviews)
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
118 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102-1510
+1 215-972-7600
Write a ReviewReviews (344)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 318 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A very professional museum going through some new developments. A plan would be good otherwise you could miss out of some of the exhibits.

Thank thomcarey
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Next to the Barnes, my favorite art museum in Philly. You can walk right up to and (could, but wouldn’t) touch nearly every piece. Hardly anyone there. Really interesting selection of works. All US, of course. So glad we skipped the Art Institute this trip—PAFA...More

Thank jaz79h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprising Gem - lots to see and wide variety of artwork; relaxing atmosphere with benches to sit and reflect on the pieces. I highly recommend!

Thank Katherine R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People automatically think of Philadelphia's Art Museum but PAFA is a wonderful organization with two buildings - the older building is a work of art itself, and has paintings predating our country's independence. The paintings and sculptures are beautiful, the building next store is more...More

Thank Beth_McD05
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing historic museum. The architecture is as interesting as the art collection itself. Great, eclectic, and varied collection of paintings and photography. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Our docent for our tour was highly knowledgeable, interesting, and engaging. Viewing art is a fantastic...More

Thank Jeffrey T
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This was the first time we visited PAFA and totally enjoyed our visit. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is a museum and art school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1805 and is the first and oldest art museum and art school...More

Thank LauraBarrett66
Reviewed 13 December 2017

This is a small museum compared to some of the others in town. But it has some magnificent pieces of artwork and some amazing statues! The building itself is also beautiful. I think this museum gets overlooked and I found it to be hardly visited...More

Thank E_Graham_H
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Very cool and interesting. Came here. With. The family and we all enjoyed it. It's clean and the people are friendly! Cool things to see!

Thank jimmymacd8
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is a premier US art museum which has expanded exhibition space with a newly renovated historical building next door. A lower floor auditorium is under construction. This is well worth a visit. We recommend and shall return on our next visit.

Thank BillyPalmSprings_CA
Reviewed 15 November 2017

This art musuem has a twist; it places its modern pieces smack in the middle of its classic paintings. Love the building and stairwell. The collection is divided into 2 buildings. Unfortunately, there are no recurring free admission days.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Nearby HotelsSee all 89 hotels in Philadelphia
Aloft Philadelphia Downtown
100 reviews
.09 km away
Le Meridien Philadelphia
1,387 reviews
.12 km away
Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City - Convention Center
2,019 reviews
.24 km away
Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center
838 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Nom Wah Tea Parlor
50 reviews
.27 km away
97 reviews
.14 km away
Tir Na Nog
146 reviews
.27 km away
Foods On First
39 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Masonic Temple
510 reviews
.22 km away
Dilworth Park
132 reviews
.32 km away
Love Park
649 reviews
.25 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
13 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from agentbey | Reviewed this property |
Welcome to Philadelphia. PAFA does have tours but it is not required. You are free to review the works there at your own pace. Check the PAFA website for tickets fees.