BERMAN MUSEUM OF ART
601 East Main Street
The current exhibit at the Berman Museum of Art, on the campus of Ursinus College, puts the spotlight on painter and naturalist John James Audubon. His stunning work - groundbreaking in its comprehensiveness and detail - is interpreted by nine contemporary artists in media that include paint, photography and sculpture.
1001 Cathedral Road
One of the most stunning exhibit spaces in all of Montgomery County (and perhaps all of Pennsylvania), Glencairn Museum has permanent collections that cover a comprehensive range of ethnicities, artistic traditions, belief systems and creative expression. The Egyptian gallery, for example, covers gods, mythology and even mummy magic. Miniaturized dioramas bring the ancient world to life.
JOHN JAMES AUDUBON CENTER AT MILL GROVE
1201 Pawlings Rd
The John James Audubon Center, former home of the famed artist and naturalist, is about to complete a two-year renovation project. Visitors can expect new exhibits in the galleries, a refresh of the library and gift shop and a recharged presentation of the home’s history.
MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTER
565 Yoder Road
The collection at the Mennonite Heritage Center preserves three centuries of life in eastern Pennsylvania, representing one of the oldest communities in the New World. Browse the artifacts and artistry of "Work and Hope: Mennonite Life in Eastern Pennsylvania," which covers facets of daily life such as fashion and domestic craftsmanship.
SCHWENKFELDER LIBRARY & HERITAGE CENTER
105 Seminary Street
This museum's permanent exhibit speaks to the longevity of this faith community and the deep impact it had on the area. Pieces on display range from Native American artifacts that date to the earliest settlers to beautiful, hand-crafted examples of Pennsylvania Dutch needlework for both practical and decorative purposes.
904 Sheble Lane
The knockabout comedy of The Three Stooges is encapsulated into one, three-story building that bursts with memorabilia and mayhem. The Stoogeum (rhymes with "museum") displays more 100,000 items, ranging from Stooge breakfast cereal to Stooge video games. An 85-seat theater, a warm escape from a chilly day, runs a steady stream of the trio's comedic short films. Be sure to plan ahead as the museum has limited public hours.
AMERICAN HELICOPTER MUSEUM & EDUCATION CENTER
1220 American Boulevard
A mere 15 miles southwest of Valley Forge is the nation's premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. Its mission statement may highlight collection and preservation, but the site has a large commitment to fun as well, evidenced by several opportunities per year for the public to go aloft in a whirlybird.
THE BARNES FOUNDATION
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Formerly located in Montgomery County, the Barnes Foundation moved its collection (including 181 Renoirs, 46 Picassos and seven Van Goghs) to Philadelphia in 2012.
BOYERTOWN MUSEUM OF HISTORIC VEHICLES
85 South Walnut Street
This museum houses dozens of automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles manufactured in Pennsylvania while the industry was still in its infancy. Visitors can also explore a 1920s-style Sunoco gas station, complete with candlestick telephone and signage advertising fuel for 17 cents a gallon.
BYERS' CHOICE CHRISTMAS MUSEUM
4355 County Line Rd
Byers' Choice Carolers® are a sought-after collectible around the holidays, but you can experience the holiday season all year long at the company's headquarters in Chalfont. Take a walk through the Christmas Museum and see the artisans at work creating these one-of-a-kind pieces.
THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE
222 N. 20th St
One of Philadelphia's most popular attractions, the Franklin Institute celebrates the sciences with interactive exhibits for all ages, including an IMAX Theater and planetarium.
JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM
138 S. Pine St
Named for local author James A. Michener, the Michener Art Museum features the works of artists of both local and international fame, including a large collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist works and a gallery of work by acclaimed craftsman George Nakashima.
MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
101 S. Third St
Explore the halls of the new Museum of the American Revolution. The interactive displays that tell story of our nation’s quest for liberty is the newest addition to our Patriot Trails itineraries. The centerpiece of the collection is George Washington's marquee tent, used as his operation's center during the Valley Forge encampment.
NATIONAL CHRISTMAS CENTER
3427 Lincoln Hwy E
The Travel Channel has listed this seasonal delight one of its “Most Christmassy Places in America.” Displays include Santa in all his various forms and fashions, and the nativity story presented in dozens of artful ways.
NATIONAL LIBERTY MUSEUM
321 Chestnut St
The National Liberty Museum is a unique destination that tells the story of freedom in America. The museum calls us to "discover our inner hero" through personal experiences, entertainment and adventure.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY
101 S. Independence Mall E
Located along the historic Independence Mall, the National Museum of American Jewish History tells the story of Jewish culture in America through original films, artifacts and interactive exhibits.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
One of the most renowned and recognizable institutions in America, the Philadelphia Museum of Art houses nearly 200,000 original works of art from the world's greatest artists in its collection.
WHARTON ESHERICK STUDIO MUSEUM
1520 Horse Shoe Trail
Craftsman and artist Wharton Esherick was one of the most important figures in the American Arts & Crafts movement. The museum, tucked into a forested hillside near Valley Forge National Historical Park, preserves both his legacy and his work. His hand-built former home reveals his genius - a mix of whimsy and creativity.
WINTERTHUR MUSEUM & COUNTRY ESTATE
5105 Kennet Pk
A short drive into nearby Delaware leads to Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, the former home of the du Pont family. The museum showcases one of the country's largest collections of American antiques.