Best Group Activities in Philadelphia

THE 10 BEST Large Group Activities & Things to Do in Philadelphia

Best Group Activities in Philadelphia

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  • CVTravelers
    Castro Valley, CA260 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I spend about two hours touring the penitentiary and enjoyed our visit. Certain parts are only open for guided tours which are free and the time of these tours is posted once you arrive. We did two short guided tours - the chaplain’s office (beautiful murals painted on the walls and definitely worth a visit) and the hospital (operating room is a highlight with its giant ceiling light). There were more exhibits and audio tour stops than we did but after a couple of hours, we decided to visit other sites in the Philadelphia area. We walked from the penitentiary to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see the Rocky statue and found the walk to be quite pleasant and the park around the Museum of Art to be worth a stop. We would recommend spending some time visiting the penitentiary as it portrays an interesting window into history as well as some eye opening facts about our current society.
    Written June 17, 2024
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  • Anne R
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great couple of hours spent wandering round, eating and drinking. We arrived about 1.30 and it was very busy, but that’s part of the experience, by the time we left it was getting quieter, so go then if you want to avoid the crowds. Great bar in there too showing sports, we watched half of one of the Euro football games. Definitely worth a visit.
    Written June 20, 2024
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  • CVTravelers
    Castro Valley, CA260 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We made reservations well in advance and did the guided tour of the inside of Independence Hall. While my wife and I enjoyed the tour, keep in mind there are two rooms to see and it takes about 20 minutes. If you are not able to get reservations, you can still enjoy the Independence Hall area and Liberty Bell. At least for my wife and I, the guided tour of the inside was not the highlight of our visit but do the guided tour if you can.
    Written June 17, 2024
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  • Sean H
    Melbourne, Australia276 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On a whim on my first day in Philly, I visited the Museum, buying a ticket online on the way. Easy. The building is art in itself and worth just touring every floor as well as all the art. I loved the curation of the different eras, styles, eras and media across the floors. Today was a great visiting day - lots of space to view, no large parties and much to experience. I certainly vouch for the value of the Mary Cassatt exhibition - worth a visit all by itself.
    Written June 21, 2024
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  • David B
    Wayne, PA81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The story behind this collection is as incredible as the collection itself. Don't miss The Barnes when you visit Philly! Our docent, Tracie, made our visit all the more enjoyable. She ran a little over time and we could have stayed for hours longer to enjoy her insights into the collection, its creator and the artists. It's a stunning facility and I highly recommend booking a Highlights tour with a docent for first time visitors. It was very inexpensive and money well spent/
    Written June 11, 2024
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  • Anne R
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We arrived at 4.30 pm and only queued for 10 mins to get in, it was quiet inside. Interesting and informative exhibit, as UK residents it doesn’t have the same significance for us, but left understanding why it does to US citizens.
    Written June 20, 2024
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  • Diane S
    Key West, FL6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The National Park Rangers at Independence Hall were wonderful in every way! We went on May 10, 2024, and due to the rain were able to get in to Independence Hall easily. We are so grateful for the kindness of all of the Rangers we met there. They really know a tremendous amount of history, and we had a great time visiting with a fourth grade class (Children are our hope for the future) and we learned a lot, as well!
    Written May 15, 2024
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  • Krr1975
    Sevierville, TN1,095 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A quick photo stop for us to see the statue and the steps. Walked up the top of the steps for an amazing city view! Definately worth the stop if in the area.
    Written May 15, 2024
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  • MeryMeCo
    Galesburg, IL938 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As far as museums of the American Revolution, the one in Yorktown was by far a much better museum. You could spend all day there going through all the displays. But this one was nice because it had the real tent that Washington used during the war.

    The movie and information about how they got the tent was interesting. They won't let you take photos.
    Written May 10, 2024
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  • MeryMeCo
    Galesburg, IL938 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a great place to get any information you needed about Philadelphia and it had some great maps. The bathrooms were nice and the gift shop was good.
    Written May 9, 2024
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  • Felicia T
    Norristown, PA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seats amazing but huge shout out
    to Autumn at Diamond Park Club who was so amazing and courteous! I hurt my hand and she gave me ice and even when she was busy she was happy and smiling with everyone
    Written May 8, 2024
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  • PG Doug
    Millersville, MD2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took my 14 year old daughter. We had fun but I'd say this museum is best for kids up to 13 years old. The hourly tesla coil and machine/engineering interactive exhibit were hightlights.
    Written April 10, 2024
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  • Elfma
    Greenwich, CT694 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful tribute to this extraordinary artist, and a peaceful oasis in the middle of the city. This is really a singular center hall with several small annexes, each of which has seating, books to browse on the artist, notebooks in which to sketch or leave your thoughts. Delightful.
    Admission includes the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Sunday is "Pay What You Wish".
    Written November 5, 2023
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  • Jessie
    Virginia238 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-do if in Philadelphia! I absolutely loved their exhibit on women's suffrage. Probably my favorite room was the mockup of the Constitutional Convention. Don't miss your opportunity to get a picture with the Father of the Constitution himself!
    Written May 22, 2024
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  • Venture11794167969
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved this museum. Well layed out and very informative. A great trip through American Jewish history. It touch on so many aspects of Jews in America. Even our 10 year old enjoyed it as there were several interactive pieces and videos to keep her engaged. We especially loved the part about Jewish summer camps and the videos of museum attendees answering questions. The docent was out the day we were there, I'm and I'm sure a tour would have been great, but we enjoyed it without one. An absolutely incredible museum store too--gorgeous Judaica that did not look like a synagogue gift shop
    Written April 2, 2024
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