Situated in the heart of Center City, The Westin Philadelphia provides a convenient location guaranteed to satisfy your travel needs. Within a mile of our hotel, experience some of Philadelphia’s best culture and art spots, home to works from iconic artists, landscaped gardens and seasonal exhibits. Explore below, or visit our local area guide and begin planning your next trip to The Westin Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Home to over 300,000 works of art, created over 2,000 years, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a must see for culture and art lovers. Beginning as a legacy of the Great Centennial of 1876, the museum is now a recognized destination for world-class art.
The Barnes Museum is a 12,000-foot museum featuring a permanent collection of worked by Picasso, Manet and Degas. The gallery boasts one of the world’s largest collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings. The museum is set of four-and-a-half acres of landscaped which visitors can explore and enjoy.
Opened in 1929, The Rodin Museum features the largest collection of sculptor Auguste Rodin’s works outside of France. After undergoing a 3 million dollar renovation in 2012, the museum was able to restore their original vision for the iconic sculptors works.
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts was founded in 1805 by a group of artists and business leaders. Today, it is recognized as a National Historical Landmark and is the first and oldest art school in the United States.
The Penn Museum was founded in 1997 and is the largest University museum in the country. The museum focuses on explaining the human story through archeology and anthropology research and boasts beautiful landscaped gardens and distinctive architectural features.
Please Touch Museum
Recognized as the children’s museum of Philadelphia with a primary mission of enriching the lives of younger generations through hands-on learning and cultural awareness. The museum has been open since 1976, and through its lifetime has won several awards. The space is dedicated to entertaining both kids and adults, serving as a great stop on your family adventure.
Founded in 1824 in honor of Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of America's most celebrated museums. Featuring ten permanent, interactive exhibits and galleries, there is something for everyone to see at this historical treasure.
Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution is one of Philadelphia's more recent historic museums, opening its door on April 19, 2017. This date marks the anniversary of the first battle of the war, Lexington and Concord, over 242 years ago. The space is dedicated to telling the story of the American Revolution and boasts 118,000 square feet of space, the majority of which is dedicated to exhibits and interactive spaces.