American Philosophical Society Museum

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American Philosophical Society Museum – On 5th Street, next to the east wing of Independence Hall, Philosophical Hall (1789) was built by the American Philosophical Society, the nation’s first “think tank,” as the first U.S. museum and scientific society. Today visitors can see exhibitions featuring treasures from the Society’s collections of over 13 million manuscripts and other historical objects. $2 donation requested. 104 S. 5th Street, (215) 440-3440,

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