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About Fairmount/Art Museum area
This neighborhood is home to many of the museums in Philadelphia. It is a walkable area full of cafes, shops, green spaces and attractions. The name Fairmount came from the hill on which the art museum is located and where William Penn intended to build his manor house.
See & Do
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is the most prominent attraction in this area. Located outside are the famed Rocky Steps as well as the statue of Rocky that make great photo opportunities. Additional museums on Ben Franklin Parkway include the Rodin Museum and Barnes Foundation, both well worth a visit. Eastern State Penitentiary is also located nearby, as well as Fairmount Waterworks, scenic Kelly Drive, Schuylkill River Trail, Boathouse Row, Fairmount Park and Franklin Institute.
The food scene in Fairmount will not leave you hungry. Choose from a wide variety of cuisines (Greek, Belgian, American, Japanese, Vietnamese, Mexican and more) as well as everything from a small cafe to a high end full-service restaurant, depending on your food needs and preferences. Got a hankering for tacos? You've got a good chance of finding them. Want more of a brewpub scene? That's here. Looking for a BYOB? You won't need to go far.