Joy of Museums

Exploring Museums, Art & Historic Sites

Philadelphia Museums

Philadelphia skyline from South Street Bridge

Philadelphia was founded in 1682, by William Penn, an English Quaker. It was founded as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony, which played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787.

Philadelphia has many great museums and the museums that will be featured by the “Joy of Museums” include:

Others will be added over time.

Essential Facts:

  • City:                         Philadelphia
  • Country:                 United States
  • State:                       Pennsylvania
  • Founded:                1682
  • Incorporated         1701
  • Population:            6 million



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