Philadelphia Museum of Art
Art Museum Pediment © Ed Uthman
Philadelphia's elegant art museum, established in the 1870s, houses a permanent collection of more than 225,000 works in 200 galleries, recognised as being one of the finest art collections in the US. Exhibits include not only magnificent paintings, but also sculptures, period furniture and faithfully restored historic rooms. The beautiful building that houses this collection is built in the style of a Greco-Roman temple and stands on a hilltop off Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The two-storey building is designed with L-shaped wings leading off a central court, and exhibits are arranged in period groupings. The museum also has a cafeteria and a formal restaurant, and regularly hosts visiting exhibitions.
Address: Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 26th Street