The Philadelphia Pass

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The Philadelphia Pass by the Leisure Pass Group offers unlimited admission to more than 30 of the City of Brotherly Love’s most popular attractions for one low price. As the original capital of the United States, Philly is full of historic sites and Revolutionary History, plus great dining, a thriving art scene and top museums, and lots of family-friendly things to do. Some of the most popular attractions accessible with the Philadelphia Pass include the Franklin Institute, the Please Touch Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the National Constitution Center.

Available in increments of 1, 2, 3, or 5 consecutive days, it also includes “skip the line benefits” so you’ll save time as well as money. The Philadelphia Pass represents up to $350 in free admission, and one adult visiting three top attractions per day will save an average of $110 on a 5-day pass.

You only have to visit a few attractions to reap the financial benefits, and at attractions where admission is normally free, the Philly Pass is good for additional savings, like in the gift shop. The pass comes with additional offers for savings and freebies at more than a dozen places like the Franklin Mills Mall, Hard Rock Café, and Termini Brothers Bakery.

The pass is activated the first time you use it, and is good for however many consecutive calendar days you’ve purchased. It comes with a free guidebook to help you plan your trip.

Top Included Philadelphia Attractions

National Constitution Center
Philadelphia Museum of Arts
Big Bus Double Decker Bus
Philadelphia Trolley Works
Ride the Ducks
Philadelphia Zoo
The Academy of Natural Sciences
Battleship New Jersey
Independence Seaport Museum

See the complete list of attractions and tours in the sidebar.

What’s Good?

The Philadelphia Pass includes admission to all of Philly’s major attractions like the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the National Constitution Center.

Some great tours are now available like the ducks and the Double Decker Tour bus. There’s plenty to do even for non-history buffs.

What Could get better?

The hop-on-hop-off tour stops can change, so it’s difficult to rely on that as your primary transportation.

Opening hours are not always up-to-date in the guidebook.

Parking isn’t included, and can be expensive, especially in Center City. On-street meter parking is usually available, but might not be worth the stress of circling until a spot opens up and feeding the meter.

If you just want to hit the major sights, the check out the Philadelphia CItyPASS. It has fewer included attractions but they tend to be the more visited ones at a lower price.

Get Your Money’s Worth

Definitely consider taking advantage of the Duck tour (seasonal) or the Big Bus tour. Both offer a unique overview of the city, and at more than $25 each for regular admission, they’re a good savings.

Some of the best values are the Philadelphia Museum of Art (normally $16 per adult ticket), the Lights of Liberty Show ($19.50), the Philadelphia Zoo ($18), and the Big Bus double-decker tour ($27).

Insider Tips

The Mütter Museum at the College of Physicians is a one-of-a-kind place to explore medical history and anatomical anomalies, but it may not be appropriate for young children or the super-squeamish. The Mummer Museum, on the other hand, celebrates one of Philly’s most colorful and musical traditions and is perfect for kids.

Philadelphia’s historic sites are often full of school groups, so it helps to visit sites like the Besty Ross House and Elfreth’s Alley early in the day.

The Philadelphia Pass is activated at the first attraction you visit, and that counts as your first full day of use—even if you activate the card at 4pm. You’ll get the most for your money by visiting your first attraction in the morning of your first full day of sightseeing.

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Where to Buy It

The card is available at many outlets. You can buy it at Expedia, Orbitz or Travelocity or you can buy it once you get to Philadelphia but these are not great options as you may pay more. The best place the buy the card is at the Philadelphia Pass website. PhiladelphiaPass.com frequently has specials on the longer duration cards. The site has a 100% risk free money back guarantee. If you are pressed for time, use the free voucher option.