Philadelphia Museum of Art

Location Information

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is an iconic location in Philadelphia that needs no introduction. It’s been seen in dozens of movies and television shows. The views of the Ben Franklin Parkway from the museum are magnificent. However, what I love about this location has nothing to do with the famous steps that Rocky climbed. Many areas surround the museum that are away from the crowds. They make for beautiful and intimate locations.

This museum was founded due to the 1876 Centennial Exhibition at Fairmount Park. After the festivities were over, its Memorial Hall remained open as the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art. They utilize it for the benefit and entertainment of the Commonwealth's citizens.

The Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden was dedicated in 2010 to the museum's ongoing facility upgrades. By 2012, a new art-handling facility was built. In 2013, the Rodin Museum underwent a major renovation and reinstallation, and in 2018, the Café and Restaurant opened its doors. The North Entrance reopened with a Vaulted Walkway and a new retail store in 2019.

Location Address

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130


Click here to get directions from your current location.

Permit Required:

Yes but they don’t ever seem to enforce it. Better to be safe than sorry so if you’re in doubt, follow this link: view permits

Want to learn more? Hit me up and let's chat!

"Ralph's ability to make his clients feel like they are #1 at all times is phenomenal! His work speaks for itself, but it is what he does in addition to the pictures that makes the difference. Him and his team went far beyond our expectations and were able to capture not only pictures, but a story of our lives. We would recommend Ralph Deal Photography to anyone who wants an exceptional and personalized experience!"

-Rona Diamond

Scroll to Top