Hours & Admission
Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Black Founders Special Exhibition, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Museum is closed on Election Day (next: May 16, 2023), Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Cross Keys Café Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Museum Shop Hours
The Museum Shop is open during the Museum’s operating hours. The Museum’s online shop offers a wide range of books, gifts, and apparel for all ages.
|Family Four-Pack (Online purchase only)||$55|
|Any Day (No need to pick a specific date or time!)||$25|
|Adults (In-person, walk-up purchase)||$24|
|Adults (Online purchase only)||$21|
|Seniors (65 & up)||$19|
|Students, Teachers, & Military||$19|
|Children (5 & under)||FREE|
|ACCESS Cardholders & SNAP Recipients||FREE|
Tickets include access to the Museum's current special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia. Tickets to the Museum are good for two consecutive days — the day of your visit and the following day.
Any Day tickets allow visitors flexibility to buy tickets for Museum access without picking a specific date or time for their visit. Any Day tickets are valid for the date the ticket is used and the following day. They make great gifts for friends and family planning a visit to the Museum! Newly purchased Any Day tickets do not have an expiration date.
Call (215) 253-6731 if you have questions about your ticket purchase.
Ways To Save
In addition to the discounts extended to seniors, educators, active duty and retired military, and college students listed above, there are a number of additional ways to save on Museum admission.
The Museum is currently offering two ticket discounts available with online purchase only, including a Family Four-Pack (two adult GA tickets and two youth GA tickets) for $55 as well as Adult GA tickets for $21 ($24 if purchased at the Museum).Purchase Tickets
Visiting cardholders must present their valid ACCESS Card and photo ID to receive free admission for themselves and their family members. The free ACCESS admission is not valid with any other offers or group rates. The Museum is proud to partner with PECO to offer a Family Membership package to Pennsylvania ACCESS card holders visiting the Museum. To redeem your PECO Family Membership, visit the front desk at the Museum.
Philadelphia Public School District (High School)
The School District of Philadelphia high school students (grades 9-12) receive free admission to the Museum when they sho a valid student ID at the front desk.
Museums for All (SNAP recipients)
Through Museums for All, people receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can receive free admission to the Museum simply by presenting their EBT card. More than 900 museums throughout the United States participate in Museums for All. The program is an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Blue Star Museums Program
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families each summer. The program begins on Armed Forces Day in mid-May and ends on Labor Day at the beginning of September.
Visiting from out-of-town? Create your own historic Philadelphia experience, including visiting the Museum. Save 40 percent or more on admission to your choice of 3, 4, or 5 top attractions with Philadelphia CityPASS. Valid for nine days. Purchase online today and you will immediately receive mobile and printable tickets by email.
Get $2 off admission when you show your SEPTA Key card at the front desk.Learn More
National Constitution Center Joint Ticket
Get the whole story of the journey from “We hold these truths” to “We the People!” Two premier museums inspired by world-changing documents are accessible by one convenient ticket. Together, the Museum and the National Constitution Center offer visitors a joint ticket that includes admission to both museums for a discounted price. Joint tickets are available online or in person at both museums. Adult joint tickets are available for $29 (savings of $9.50), youth tickets for $19 (savings of $5), and family packs (2 adults and 2 kids) for $90 (savings of $35).Purchase Tickets
African American Museum in Philadelphia Ticket Discount
Visitors can save up to $6 per person when they get tickets to both the Museum and the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP), with reduced parking at AAMP available upon request. Discounts can be redeemed by showing museum ticket stubs at the front desk.