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A gorgeous view of the Philadelphia skyline from Drexel Park in Powelton Village. Credit: J. Fusco for GPTMC


Architecture aficionados have plenty to appreciate in Powelton Village, which features a prominent array of mid- to late-19th century structures.

Absorbing the particulars of the area can work up quite a thirst and appetite and those hoofing through the ‘hood will be pleased to learn there are more than a few pitstops along the way for breakfast and lunch. After your exploration comes to an end, veer off on your own to explore one of the most distinct art spaces Powelton, and Philly, has to offer.

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Sabrina’s Café @ Powelton

West Philly outpost for one of the city’s top brunch spots

The highly addictive stuffed French toast at Sabrina’s cafe.

The wildly popular Sabrina’s Café planted a flag at Drexel University, bringing its daily brunch and dinner specials to a new audience. Regulars return frequently to chase that wow factor that Executive Chef Lance Silverman brings to every meal.

34th Street & Powelton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-1022

33rd Street Armory

Versatile event space at Drexel University


The 33rd Street Armory is a versatile event venue on Drexel University’s campus known to hosts concerts, food events and art gatherings.

3205 Lancaster Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 823-4850

Drexel Park

Spectacular skyline views from the west side


Both Powelton residents and Drexel students flock to this 2.5-acre oasis for its walking paths, benches and open green space, where picnics, Frisbee games, reading and sunbathing are the main activities. And that view—it makes a typical day in the park visually stunning.

32nd Street and Powelton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum of Contemporary Art

A hidden art oasis dedicated to a Philadelphia artist

A sculptural work of art by Ellen Tiberino.

There’s nowhere quite like this visually arresting shrine to late Philly artist Tiberino, whose unique style of sculpture and mural is spread throughout the space.

3819 Hamilton St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 386-3784

Second Friday

Wander the streets of Powelton


A play on the “First Friday” art event that takes over Old City each month, Powelton’s Second Friday is a regular community-building event that places the spotlight on a lineup local artists, restaurants and entertainers.

35th Street and Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA



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