Best Attractions & Activities: Since its controversial move to downtown Philadelphia from the western suburbs where it got its start, this iconic art museum can be enjoyed in the nation's first LEED-gold certified institution of its kind. Now that it's just a short distance from other wonderful Philadelphia sights, getting here and being able to appreciate the incredible collection within its walls is even easier than before. Curators have managed to arrange all of the late Dr. Alfred Barnes' Impressionist-era paintings and African masks and sculptures in the exact same position as he had them in the mansion that formerly housed his landmark collection. Even better - now there's plenty more space for education, events, exhibitions and relaxation.
Local Expert Sharon Rigney Says:
Best Attractions & Activities: "Though the current space is far larger than the original one, museum staff still strongly recommend reserving timed tickets in advance."
Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: A smaller venue than the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this building houses an impressive collection worthy of a visit.