Theater and opera houses
Fulton Opera House in Lancaster
The Fulton Opera House, also known as the Fulton Theater, is a network of several regional theaters in the Fulton Opera House building in the city of Lancaster in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Fulton Opera House was built in 1870 in the Victorian style. The name may be misleading because visitors will find performances of plays and musicals, but unfortunately no operas.
|Contact||12 North Prince Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17608
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia was opened in 2001 and has 3 performance venues. These are the Verizon Hall with approx. 2,500 seats, the Perelman Theater with 650 seats and the Dorrance H. Hamilton Roof Garden for smaller performances. The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is worth a visit in itself due to its modern and very attractive glass architecture. The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is also the venue for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Philadanco and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. The absolute highlight, however, is the Philadelphia Orchestra, which is one of the so-called Big Five, the best-regarded symphony orchestras in the USA.
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|Contact||260 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia
The Walnut Street Theater in the city of Philadelphia was opened in 1809. The theater is now the longest-running theater in the United States and throughout the English-speaking world. The Walnut Street Theater offers three stages, two of which are only suitable for smaller performances and has a total of 1,054 seats.
|Contact||825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Academy of Music in Philadelphia
The Academy of Music in the city of Philadelphia opened in 1857, making it the oldest opera house still to be performed in the United States today. The construction of the Renaissance opera house began in 1855. The Academy of Music is the venue for the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Orchestra used to perform here.
|Contact||1420 Locust Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh
The Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts in the city of Pittsburgh was opened in 1927 as Loew’s Penn Theater. It was closed in 1964 and reopened in 1971 after extensive renovations. The Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts offers a total of 2,676 seats and is the seat of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony.
|Contact||600 Penn Avenue # 2
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Allentown Symphony Hall
The Allentown Symphony Hall was built from 1896 to 1899. The Allentown Symphony Hall is the venue for the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. It is often claimed that this is the smallest symphony orchestra in the world with its own concert hall. In total, the Allentown Symphony Hall seats 1,200 visitors
|Contact||23 N. 6th Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101
Museums and exhibitions
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Philadelphia Museum of Art opened in 1876 and is now one of the largest art museums in the entire United States. The museum’s collection includes over 225,000 exhibits. A period of 2,000 years is covered. The museum has a particularly good reputation for its collections on Asian art and the collection on European art with masterpieces by Rodin, Eakins, Picasso, Duchamp and many more. Furthermore, the museum is very worth seeing because of its construction, which should be known to many from the Rocky films. Up to 800,000 people visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art annually.
|Contact||2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19101
The Andy Warhole Museum in Pittsburgh
The Andy Warhole Museum in the city of Pittsburgh is dedicated to the works of the famous artist and is the largest museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to one artist. The museum opened in 1994 and now attracts over 100,000 visitors annually. These can be found here on an exhibition area of 8,200 m² spread over 7 floors, over 900 pictures, several thousand prints, 77 sculptures and over 4,000 photographs of Warholes. The Andy Warhole Museum is one of the Carnegie Museums.
|Contact||117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum in the city of Philadelphia was founded in 1805, making it the oldest art museum in the United States. The museum enjoys an international reputation for its collection of paintings and sculptures from America in the 19th and 20th centuries. Furthermore, it is an art school with its archive an excellent place to study American art and art history. The museum is housed in the historic Furness-Hewitt Building, which was built from 1871 to 1876, and is therefore worth a visit alone.
|Contact||118-128 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Carnegie Museums in Pittsburgh
The Carnegie Museums in Pittsburgh go back to the industrialist Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie Museums include the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Science Center, the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Museum.
- Carnegie Museum of Art
The Carnegie Museum of Art was founded in 1896 and is considered one of the best museums for modern art. The collection, which comprises around 35 exhibits, focuses on American and European art from the 17th century to the present day.
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum founded in 1895 with a collection of approximately 21 million exhibits. The collection includes exhibits on the history of the earth, on minerals, the fauna of North America and Africa, on dinosaurs as well as on the earth’s poles and Indians.
- Carnegie Science Center
The Carnegie Science Center opened in 1991 and is the most visited museum in Pittsburgh. Here visitors will find almost everything that has to do with technology, from model trains to submarines of the Second World War to the world’s largest robot exhibition.
Houdini Museum in Scranton
The Houdini Museum of the World in the city of Scranton was opened in 1988 and deals with the life and career of the world-famous magician Harry Houdini. Magicians also appear here. This show also features magicians Dorothy Dietrich and John Bravo, who are also very famous in the United States. The museum also does a tour from time to time.
|Contact||1433 North Main Avenue
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18508
Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia
The Franklin Institute Science Museum in the city of Philadelphia was founded in 1824 and is named after the famous scientist and statesman Benjamin Franklin. Here visitors will find exhibitions on electrical engineering, flight, trains and the topic of space travel. Of course, Benjamin Franklin’s inventions are not neglected. The Franklin Institute Science Museum is still steeped in history as Nikola Tesla gave lectures here.
|Contact||222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia
The National Museum of American Jewish History in the city of Philadelphia was founded in 1976. It is located in the Independence National Historical Park not far from Independence Hall. Since 2010, the National Museum of American Jewish History has been located in a new glass and terracotta building. The museum’s collection includes approximately 20,000 exhibits and depicts the history of the Jews in America since the days of the 13 colonies.
|Contact||101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106