The Philadelphia Pass Is Available For 1, 2, 3, or 5 Consecutive Days
Is The Philadelphia Pass Right For You?
Many Philadelphia Tourist Attractions Are Free
It is important to emphasize, before we go further, to note that one of the chief advantages of Philadelphia as a tourist destination, is that you can see some famous attractions at no cost at all, or at low prices.
For example, the two most significant attractions -
- are part of the National Park Service's Independence National Historic Park and are free of charge, as is the underground museum of
- which will soon be closing for over two years, for renovations.
In fact, we have an entire page on this subject -
Free Places to Visit in Philadelphia
- which you can consult, for a full listing of the many free options for fun, entertainment, and education in the city.
If You Want a Big Bus Tour - and/or a Trolley Works Tour, You Should Buy The Philadelphia Pass
The first question is this-
If You Want to See Many of the Popular Museums, The Philadelphia Pass Is A Good Deal For You
Important - Your Philadelphia Pass Must Be Used on Consecutive Days - The Days Don't Carry Over
Determining Which Philadelphia Pass Is Right For You - How Many Days?
So You've Decided to Purchase The Philadelphia Pass... Now What?
So you've decided, after careful consideration, to buy The Philadelphia Pass. Now, we turn to your next decision - how many days you should buy.
The Philadelphia Pass Is More Cost-Effective, the More Days You Buy
As with most purchases of goods and services, there are discounts for buying in bulk. Your one-day Pass costs you $49; your five-day Pass costs $115. You have five times as many days, but the price is less than three times the cost of the single-day Pass.
The High-End, High-Prestige, Expensive Tourist Attractions That Should Be Your Top Priority, For the Most Bang for Your Philadelphia Pass Buck - They Cost At Least $10 For Adults
We have these listed, in descending order of cost. These should be your priority places to visit in Philadelphia, to benefit the most from your Pass. Note: the admission prices below are just the base admission; many have additional exhibits that cost more than the base price.
Tours, Within the City Limits of Philadelphia, Not the Suburbs
Lights of Liberty - Used to Cost $19.50 Adult
- Important Note: Lights of Liberty is being completely renovated, and is currently, as of August 2010 - CLOSED - the brand-new, 3-D Lights of Liberty will re-open to the public, at an undetermined date in Spring 2011.
Museums, Within the City Limits of Philadelphia, Not the Suburbs
Philadelphia Zoo - $18 Adult, $15 Child
Philadelphia Museum of Art - $16 Adult, $12 Child
- Note: If you only want to visit its world-famous
- and since 2006, the
- which is currently at the base of the steps, off to the side, those are free. You only have to pay, to actually enter the Art Museum.
The Franklin Institute - $15.50 Adult, $12 Child
Please Touch Museum - $15 For All Visitors
Mutter Museum - $14 Adult, $10 Child
Academy of Natural Sciences - $12 Adult, $10 Child
National Constitution Center - $12 Adult, $8 Child
Eastern State Penitentiary - $12 Adult, $8 Child
Independence Seaport Museum - $12 Adult, $7 Chid
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum (PAFA) - Adult $10, Child (13-18) $8, 12 or Under Free
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology - Also Known As Penn Museum - Suggested Donation of $10 Adult, $6 Child
Less Expensive, Lower Priority (Only By Price, Though) Attractions Which You Receive With Your Pass
Philadelphia City Hall Tower Tour
RiverLink Ferry to Camden, NJ, From Penn's Landing
Elfreth's Alley Museum Tour
- Note: Visiting Elfreth's Alley, itself, is free, as it remains the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in America - it's a public street. This is for the Museum Tour.
Christ Church and Burial Ground - Benjamin Franklin's Grave
- Note: You can see Franklin's Grave from the outside of the Burial Ground, and do the traditional penny pitch onto it; this is for the tour.
The One Day Philadelphia Pass - $49 Adults - $39 Child
The Two Day Philadelphia Pass - $80 Adults - $65 Child
The Three Day Philadelphia Pass - $100 Adults - $80 Child
The Five Day Philadelphia Pass - $115 Adults - $95 Child
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