Philadelphia’s Historic District Pass and Museum Pass
Experience premier attractions in Philadelphia’s Historic District for a low price
Returning for a third season, Philadelphia's Historic District Pass makes the must-dos in Philly's original city even easier — and more affordable.
Philadelphia's Historic District Pass
The Philadelphia's Historic District Pass — $18 for adults ($13 savings) and $13 for children ($10 savings) — gives purchasers one-time admission to:
- The National Constitution Center
- The Betsy Ross House
- Christ Church Burial Ground
- The Philadelphia PHLASH Downtown Loop (two seasonal all-day passes)
Philadelphia's Historic District Pass: Museum Pass
New for 2017, the Museum Pass — $23 for adults (a $13 savings) and $17 for children (a $10 savings) — gives you tickets to:
- The African American Museum in Philadelphia
- National Museum of American Jewish History
- Philadelphia History Museum
Start at the Independence Visitor Center:
Grab your Philadelphia's Historic District Pass at the Independence Visitor Center, located at 6th and Market streets. (G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)
Located on Independence Mall at 6th and Market streets, the Independence Visitor Center is the place to pick up your Philadelphia's Historic District Pass and the perfect place to begin your visit to the area. Just a stone’s throw from some of Philadelphia’s most popular attractions, the visitor center will help you get oriented to the culture, history, shopping and dining options available throughout the Greater Philadelphia region in an environment that's equally welcoming and convenient.
Attractions to see with the Philadelphia's Historic District Pass:
National Constitution Center
The National Constitution Center is the only museum in the world dedicated to one of America's most important documents. (D. Cruz for Visit Philadelphia)
Dedicated to the four most powerful pages in America’s history, the National Constitution Center examines “We the People.” Museum-goers can explore exhibitions and artifacts, take in the theatrical production Freedom Rising, view an original Bill of Rights and walk among the 42 life-size, bronze statues of the Founding Fathers.
The Betsy Ross House
Meet Betsy Ross and ask her about her role in the creation of the American flag at The Betsy Ross House. (Photo courtesy M. Kennedy for Historic Philadelphia, Inc.)
The Betsy Ross House tells the story of a working-class Colonial woman and a new nation’s flag. Guests tour the home and can even meet and speak with the America’s most famous flagmaker — an upholsterer by trade — as well as enjoy interactive programs, storytelling and activities.
Christ Church Burial Ground
At the Christ Church Burial Ground, visitors can view the graves of Benjamin Franklin and other early American leaders. (R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)
Christ Church acquired this burial ground “on the outskirts of town” in 1719 after its churchyard cemetery was full. Buried within it include signers of the Declaration of Independence as well as Benjamin Franklin and his wife Deborah. The Franklins’ grave is easily the most visited, as seen by the large amount of pennies which are thrown onto it by visitors each day as a symbol of good luck, and a nod to his motto that “a penny saved is a penny earned.”
The PHLASH bus makes 22 stops, connecting many historic attractions and cultural institutions. (J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)
The PHLASH is the quick and easy connection to key historic attractions and cultural institutions. Making 22 stops, the purple bus runs every 15 minutes in season. Score two all-day passes with the Philadelphia's Historic District Pass and skip the hassle of parking at each destination. Note: The PHLASH operates seasonally, with only weeend service available in the spring and fall. Check here for the PHLASH's 2017 schedule.
Attractions to see with the Philadelphia's Historic District Pass: Museum Pass:
1. The African American Museum in Philadelphia
The African American Museum in Philadelphia is the first institution built by a major U.S. city to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage and culture of African-Americans. (J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)
At The African American Museum in Philadelphia, follow its winding ramp to the wide display of artwork and artifacts that showcase the African Diaspora. Then step right up and listen to Octavius Cato, Richard Allen and other trailblazers tell their stories — with a little help from modern technology. Through interactive experiences, the museum takes a fresh and bold look at the stories of African-Americans and their role in the founding of the nation.
2. National Museum of American Jewish History
Featuring five floors, the 100,000-square-foot exhibition space of the National Museum of American Jewish History offers tons to explore.(M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)
Everyone has a story. Tell yours in the “It’s Your Story” booth at the National Museum of American Jewish History. Then see the exhibitions that explore the issues that come with being a religious minority, summon up memories of summer camps and more. Don’t miss: Einstein’s pipe, Streisand’s dress and Berlin’s piano.
3. Philadelphia History Museum
At the Philadelphia History Museum, don't miss Experience Philadelphia, the world’s largest map of the city that stretches across an entire gallery floor. (J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)
Stroll on the world’s largest walkable Philadelphia map at the Philadelphia History Museum, and see all of the city in just minutes. Then use the rest of your time to check out the exhibitions that show how Philly got to be, well, Philly. Guests can enjoy handsomely designed galleries and encounter over 400 objects from the museum’s vast collection of over 100,000 pieces of history.