Top Regional Attractions
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-299-1000.
» READ MORE: www.ansp.org
. Includes Dinosaur Hall, Egyptian mummies, interactive, live animals, educational exhibits for children & more. Hadrosaurus Foulkii: The Dinosaur That Changed the World - Display featuring the first dinosaur skeleton ever mounted. Closes 4/19. $10; $8 seniors, students, military, children 3-12; free for children under 3. Mon.-Fri. 10 am-4:30 pm; Sat.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.
American Philosophical Society Museum
104 S. 5th St.; 215-440-3427.
» READ MORE: www.apsmuseum.org
. Roderick Coover: Outside/Inside - Videotaped segments of Brett Keyser's park expeditions; UNDAUNTED: Five American Explorers, 1760-2006 - Explorers with Philly connections who were part of the American Philosophical Society; Winifred Lutz - Mason-Dixon Lines: Past to Present - Parallel bands trace three different ways of looking at the PA/MD boundary line. All close 12/31. Donations accepted. Fri.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.
American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Ave.; 215-389-1776.
» READ MORE: www.americanswedish.org
. $6; $5 seniors, students & children; free for children under 12. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm, Sat.-Sun. noon-4 pm.
Atwater Kent Museum
15 S. Seventh St.; 215-685-4830.
» READ MORE: www.philadelphiahistory.org
. Philadelphia at Your Feet - Historical film footage screening. Every Wed., Thu. & Sun. Quest for Freedom - Fri. 2 pm. Display featuring the Norris dish & other artifacts related to African-American history in Pennsylvania. How Philly Works: Streets as Barometers of Urban Life - 300 years of Philadelphia street activity documented through photos, prints & other items. Closes 12/28. The Wonderful World of Radio - Vintage radios from museum, Philco & RCA Collections. Closes 12/31. $5; $3 seniors & children 13-17; free for children under 12. Wed.-Sun. 1-5 pm. Museum will close for renovation on 1/1.
54th St.; 215-729-5281.
» READ MORE: www.bartramsgarden.org
. Mark Dion: Travels of William Bartram Reconsidered - Assorted items collected by Dion as he retraces Bartram's Florida travels. Closes 1/14. $5; $4 students & seniors; free for children 12 & under. Grounds: Daily 10 am-5 pm. Tours: noon-4 pm.
Betsy Ross House
239 Arch St.; 215-686-1252.
» READ MORE: www.betsyrosshouse.org
Circa 1740 Georgian-style home of flagmaker. Colonial Holiday Celebration - Holiday music played on the hammer-dulcimer, gift shop discounts, refreshments & more. 12/20-12/21 10 am-5 pm. Story Time With Betsy - Colonial-themed stories for kids. 12/21 11-11:30 am. $3; $2 children under 13; $4 audio guide. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.
Blue Cross RiverRink Penn's Landing
Columbus Blvd.; 215-925-7465.
» READ MORE: www.riverrink.com
. Regular skating sessions: Mon.-Thu. 6-9 pm; Fri. 6 pm-1 am; Sat. 12:30 pm-1 am; Sun. 12:30 pm-9 pm (rink closes occassionally for 1/2 hour for resurfacing).
20 N. American St.; 215-922-1695, ext. 30.
» READ MORE: www.christchurchphila.org
Declaring Freedom: Slavery in Philadelphia Tour. Donations accepted. Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 1-5 pm.
Christ Church Burial Ground
5th & Arch Sts.; 215-922-1695, ext. 30.
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Final resting place of Benjamin Franklin & 4 other signers of the Declaration of Independence. Guided tours on the hr., last tour at 3 pm. $2; $1 students; $10 groups up to 25. Mon-Sat. 10 am-4 pm; Sun. noon-4 pm.
Civil War & Underground Railroad Museum
1805 Pine St.; 215-735-8196.
» READ MORE: www.cwurmuseum.org
. Features the Abraham Lincoln Collection, George Gordon Meade Collection, Ulysses S. Grant Collection & more. $5; $4 seniors; $3 students & ages 3-12; free under 3. Thu.-Sat. 11 am-4:30 pm.
Eastern State Penitentiary
2124 Fairmount Ave.; 215-236-3300.
» READ MORE: www.easternstate.org
. Historic tours include restored cells, the baseball diamond, death row & Al Capone's Cell. $7.50; $7 students; $6.50 seniors; $4 children over 7. Daily 10 am-5 pm.
Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site
Spring Garden St.; 215-597-8780.
» READ MORE: www.nps.gov/edal
. Home of the noted author from 1843-44. Guided tours available. Wed.-Sun. 9 am-5 pm.
Second St.; 215-574-0560.
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. $2; $1 children 6-18. Mon.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.
Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center
640 Waterworks Dr.; 215-685-0723.
» READ MORE: www.fairmountwaterworks.com
Tue.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 1-5 pm.
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
100 N. 6th St.; 866-574-3727.
» READ MORE: www.philadelphiafed.org
. Money in Motion - History of banking, money & Federal Reserve. Mon.-Fri. 9:30 am-4:30 pm. Closed bank holidays.
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.; 215-448-1200.
» READ MORE: www.fi.edu
. Exhibits include Amazing Machine!, The Franklin Air Show, Franklin. He's Electric, Giant Heart, Sir Isaac's Loft, Space Command, Sports Challenge, The Train Factory & more. Narnia Family Fun Days - Holiday/Narnia-themed performances, stories, crafts, music & more. 12/20 noon-3 pm. $22.25, $18.50 seniors, students & military, $17.50 children 4-11 daytime; $10.50, $9.50 children 4-11 evenings. Two-for-one through 12/23: $14.25; 13.25 seniors, students & military; $11.50 children. IMAX & other permanent exhibits open daily 9:30 am-5 pm.
6th & Race Sts.; 215-629-4026.
» READ MORE: www.onceuponanation.org
. Colonial Holiday Caroling. 12/20 11 am-2 pm. Holiday in the Square - Visit with Santa Claus, hear stories & ride the carousel. 12/20-12/21 11 am-2 pm. Philly Mini Golf - Features a miniature version of Philadelphia & some of the city's most beloved sites. $8; $6 children. Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel. $3; $2 children 3-12; free for children under 2. Fri.-Sun. 11 am-8 pm.
Chestnut St.; 215-597-8974.
» READ MORE: www.nps.gov/inde/independence-hall-1.htm
Guided Tour - Explore this historic example of Georgian architecture. Daily 9 am-5 pm.
Independence Living History Center
115 S. Third St.; 215-629-4026.
» READ MORE: www.onceuponanation.org
. Once Upon a Nation: Independence After Hours - 3-course meal at historic City Tavern, evening tour of Independence Hall & Lights of Liberty Show. Fri. & Sat. 5:30 pm. $76; $70 seniors, military & students; $50 children 12 & under. Once Upon a Nation: Tippler's Tour - Guide shares stories of tavern life in Colonial Philadelphia. Sample drinks at colonial & modern day taverns in Old City. Thu. 5:30 pm. $30; $25 seniors, military & students.
Independence National Historical Park
6th & Markets Sts.; 215-965-2305.
» READ MORE: www.nps.gov/inde
. Most sites free. Daily 8:30 am-5 pm.
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd. & Walnut St.; 215-413-8655.
» READ MORE: www.phillyseaport.org
. Ongoing exhibits include Coming to America; Divers of the Deep; Olympia: Launching the American Century; On the Rivers, On the Shores; Philadelphia & the China Trade; What Floats Your Boat?. Black Hands, Blue Seas - The Untold Maritime Stories of African Americans. Closes 4/12. $10; $7 seniors, children 3-12, college students; $5 military; free for children under 3. Daily 10 am-5 pm.
Independence Visitor Center
N. 6th St. & Market St.; 800-537-7676.
» READ MORE: www.independencevisitorcenter.com
. Breakfast With Ben - Meet Ben, learn about his wit & wisdom & get a goodie bag of souvenirs. Sat. 9 am thru 12/27. $25; $20 children 3-12. Open daily 8:30 am-6 pm.
Laurel Hill Cemetery: The Underground Museum
3822 Ridge Ave.; 215-228-8200.
» READ MORE: www.theundergroundmuseum.org
. Outdoor sculptural garden, horticultural gem & unique historical landmark featuring over 75 acres of art & history. Mon.-Fri. 8 am-4:30 pm; Sat.-Sun. 9:30 am-5 pm.
Laurel Hill Mansion
East Fairmount Park; 215-235-1776.
» READ MORE: www.fairmountpark.org/LaurelHill.asp
. Georgian-style mansion built in 1767 by Rebecca Rawle. $5; $3 seniors; $2 children 6-12. Open 10 am-4 pm weekends.
Liberty Bell Center
501 Market St.; 215-965-2305.
» READ MORE: www.nps.gov/inde
. Home of the Liberty Bell & exhibits on its origins & role as symbol of freedom. Daily 9 am-5 pm.
One North Broad St.; 215-988-1900.
» READ MORE: www.pagrandlodge.org
. Built in 1873, this National Historic Landmark is a magnificent example of architecture, art & history. Tours: Tue.-Fri. 11 am, 2 & 3 pm; Sat. 10 am & 11 am. Masonic Temple Library - Esteemed collection for the study of American History & Freemasonry, featuring over 75,000 volumes & 30,000 documents, prints, photos & manuscripts. $8, with individual & group discounts available. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-5 pm; Sat. 10 am-noon.
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Ave.; 215-247-5777.
» READ MORE: www.morrisarboretum.org
. Winter Wellness Walks - Arboretum guide leads participants down paved paths throughout the Arboretum. Appropriate for all fitness levels. 12/20 10:30 am. Holiday Garden Railway Display - Twinkling lights & holiday decor adorn the Garden Railway. Closes 12/31. Andrea Baldeck: The Texture of Trees - Photo exhibit shows how trees provide vital richness & texture in our lives. Closes 9/30. $10; $8 seniors; $5 youth 3-18; free for children under 3. Daily 10 am-4 pm.
The Mutter Museum
19 S. 22nd St.; 215-563-3737.
» READ MORE: www.collphyphil.org
. Over 200 wet & dry specimens, lantern slides, x-rays & more. Extraordinary Bodies: Mutter Museum Photographs - Photographs of the human body by 16 contemporary artists & historical photos. Closes 2/28. $12; $8 seniors, students, children 6-17; free for children under 6. Open daily 10 am-5 pm; until 9 pm Fri.
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.; 215-409-6600.
» READ MORE: www.constitutioncenter.org
. 1787 copy on display plus more than 100 interactive exhibits, Signer's Hall, The Story of We the People (Multimedia presentation featuring live actor, film & video projection, family-oriented exhibits) & more. Address America: 6 Words to Inspire a Nation - You are invited to suggest the half dozen words you hope to hear in President-elect Obama's Inaugural speech on 1/20. $12; $11 seniors; $8 children 4-12; free for children under 4 & military (audio tour $3). Mon.-Fri. 9:30 am-5 pm; Sat. 9:30 am-6 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm.
National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut St.; 215-925-2800.
» READ MORE: www.libertymuseum.org
. Featured exhibits include Coming to America; Award-winning Dale Chihuly glass sculptures; From Conflict to Harmony; Heroes From Around the World; Exceptional People. $7; $6 seniors; $5 students; $2 children 5-7; free for children under 5 & for all on Sun. Self guided tours only. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.
National Museum of American Jewish History
55 N. 5th St.; 215-923-3811.
» READ MORE: www.nmajh.org
Being Jewish at Christmas - Jon Nelson's Rockin' Kids Review, comedy with Michael Rosman, Ken Fink from Wondergy, Mark Sega Puppet Theatre & more. $5; free for children 2 & under. 12/25 noon-4 pm. Mon.-Thu. 10 am-5 pm; Fri. 10 am-3 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm.
PECO Energy Liberty Center
6th & Chestnut Sts.; 215-542-3789.
» READ MORE: www.lightsofliberty.org
. Ben Franklin's Ghost - Dr. Franklin answers questions about his life in this interactive "synthetic interview" exhibit. Daily 10 am-6 pm. Note: Lights of Liberty show closed for the season.
The Philadelphia Zoo
3400 W. Girard Ave.; 215-243-1100.
» READ MORE: www.philadelphiazoo.org
Ongoing exhibits & attractions include the popular PECO Primate Reserve, Dodge Rare Animal Conservation Center, Monkey Junction, Pachyderm House, Children's Zoo & more. Santa Days - Meet Santa, make special holiday crafts & enjoy festive games. 12/20-12/21 11 am-3 pm. $17.95; $14.95 children; free for children under 2. Daily 9:30 am-5 pm.
Polish American Cultural Center & Museum
308 Walnut St.; 215-922-1700.
» READ MORE: www.polishamericancenter.org
. Features exhibits on Polish history & culture, including Great Men & Women of Poland, History: A Tradition of Service & Polish Folk Art. Mon.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm.
Ryerss Museum & Library
7370 Central Ave.; 215-685-0544. Asian art & artifacts as well as generations of family heirlooms & paintings. Donations accepted. Fri.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
3260 South St.; 215-898-4000.
» READ MORE: www.museum.upenn.edu
. Three gallery floors with art & artifacts from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Asia, the Americas, Africa, Polynesia & the ancient Mediterranean world. Andrea Baldeck: Himalaya, Land of the Snow Lion - 50 black & white images culled from more than 10,000 images shot by artist during 4 separate journeys to region between 2003-2007. Closes 3/8. $8; $5 students, seniors; free for children under 6. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4:30 pm, Sun. 1-5 pm.
Wagner Free Institute of Science
1700 W. Montgomery Ave.; 215-763-6529.
» READ MORE: www.wagnerfreeinstitute.org
. Founded 1855. Houses Wagner's natural history collection of skeletons, mounted animals, fossils. Donation suggested: $8. Tue.-Fri. 9 am-4 pm.
33rd & Dauphin St., East Fairmount Park; 215-229-6115.
» READ MORE: www.woodfordmansion.org
. Elegant 18th century summer house furnished with an exquisite collection of period antiques. Tours $5; $3 seniors. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm. Closed major holidays.
American Helicopter Museum & Learning Center
1220 American Blvd., West Chester; 610-436-9600.
» READ MORE: www.helicoptermuseum.org
. Features over 35 civilian & military helicopters, autogiros & convertaplanes. $7; $6 seniors; $5 students; free under 2. Wed.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.
Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site
Route 1, Chadds Ford; 610-459-3342.
» READ MORE: www.ushistory.org/brandywine
. 52 acres of woodlands, meadows, Washington's headquarters, artifacts, weapons, uniforms. House tours: $5; $3.50 seniors; $2.50 children 6-17; free for children under 6. Tue.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown; 610-277-3825.
» READ MORE: www.elmwoodparkzoo.org
. The Norristown Zoological Society operates the Zoo, an educational adventure in a fun, clean & family-oriented environment. $9.75; $6.75 seniors & children 2-11; free for children under 2. Daily 10 am-5 pm.
E. Court St., Doylestown; 215-348-9461.
» READ MORE: www.fonthillmuseum.org
. Winter Wonderland: Holiday Decorations - Fonthill will be decorated in Victorian-style holiday garb. Closes 1/4. $9; $8 seniors; $4 ages 5-17; free for ages under 5. Mon.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm. Reservations recommended.
1001 Cathedral Rd., Bryn Athyn; 267-502-2993.
» READ MORE: www.glencairnmuseum.org
. Saturday Highlights Tour - Tour exhibits & collections focusing on religion & its history. Sat. 11 am-1 pm. $7; $6 seniors; $4 students; free for children 5 & under. Sat. 11 am-2:30 pm. Mon.-Fri. by appt. only.
2 Mark Bird Ln., Elverson; 610-582-8773.
» READ MORE: www.nps.gov/hofu
. Features many miles of blazed trails & historic roadways. Open daily 9 am-5 pm.
Rte. 1, Kennett Square; 610-388-1000.
» READ MORE: www.longwoodgardens.org
Breakfast With Santa. $34; $20 children 5-11; free for children 4 & under. 12/20-12/21 8 & 9:30 am. Christmas Celebrations - Live music, floral displays, decorated trees & 500,000 outdoor lights. Closes 1/9. Ice Skating Shows - National, world & Olympic skaters put on brief outdoor shows. Closes 1/11. Regular admission plus $5. $16; $14 seniors (ages 62 & over); $6 students (5-22); free for children 4 & under. Nov. 22-Jan. 6: Daily 9 am-9 pm.
The Mercer Museum
84 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-345-0210.
» READ MORE: www.mercermuseum.org
. Chamber Arts Guild: An Evening in December - A cappella holiday concert. 215-249-1158. $10; $8 students & seniors. 12/21 4 pm. Mon., Wed.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Tue. 10 am-9 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm.
Morgan Log House
850 Weikel Rd., Towamencin; 215-368-2480.
» READ MORE: www.morganloghouse.org
. Listed on National Registry of Historic Places. Antique furniture, metals, household implements, decorative arts, gardens. $3; $2 seniors & children 6-17; free for children under 6.
Pearl S. Buck House
520 Dublin Rd., Perkasie; 215-249-0100.
» READ MORE: www.psbi.org
. 30th Annual Festival of Trees Holiday House Tour & Exhibit - Features over a dozen beautifully-decorated trees along with other holiday decorations adorning each room. Closes 12/31. $8; $7 seniors & students. Tue.-Sat. 11 am, 1 & 2 pm; Sun. 1 & 2 pm. $7; $6 seniors; free for children under 6.
400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd., Morrisville; 215-946-0400.
» READ MORE: www.pennsburymanor.org
. Recreated country home of William Penn. Provides a peaceful contrast to the hurry of modern American life. Guided tour: $5; $4.50 seniors; $3 children 6-17; free for children 5 & under. Tue.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm.
5 Haldeman Rd., Schwenksville; 610-287-9349. historicsites.montcopa.org. Turn-of-the-century mansion & farm of PA's 25th Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker (1903-1907). Holiday Tour - Experience the Victorian Christmas like the Pennypacker family celebrated. Exhibit on vintage decorations. Closes 1/4. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm; Sun. 1-4 pm. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm; Sun. 1-4 pm.
100 W. King St., Pottstown; 610-326-4014.
» READ MORE: www.historicsites.montcopa.org
. Built in 1752 for John Potts, ironmaster & founder of Pottstown; reflects lifestyle & times of the Potts family. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. 1-4 pm.
Richard Wall House Museum
1 Wall Park Dr., Elkins Park; 215-887-9159. Features 4 floors of exhibits, visitors' orientation center, springhouse, "Flapper" room, Victorian & Edwardian fashions & more. Donations accepted. Sun. 1-4 pm.
9 Creek Rd., Drexel Hill; 610-237-8064.
» READ MORE: www.swedishcabin.org
. This piece of America's past, located along the banks of Darby Creek, was over 100 years old at the time of the American Revolution & is believed to have been built (sometime between 1638 & 1655) by early Swedish settlers as part of the New Sweden colony. Call for group tours or appointments.
515 Painter Rd., Media; 610-566-9134.
» READ MORE: www.tylerarboretum.org
. $7; $6 seniors; $4 children 3-15; free for children under 3. Daily 8 am-dusk.
Valley Forge National Historical Park
1400 N. Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia; 610-783-1099.
» READ MORE: www.nps.gov/vafo
Ranger-Led Walking Tours - Learn more about the critical years of the American Revolution (1777-1778) during this 40-minute guided walk. Weather permitting. Daily 11:50 am & 1:50 pm. Daily 6 am-10 pm.
Washington Crossing Historical Park/ Memorial Building Auditorium
1112 River Rd., Washington Crossing; 215-493-4076.
» READ MORE: www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing
. Tours begin on the hour. $5; $4 seniors; $2 children 6-17. Tue.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm.
Wharton Esherick Museum
1520 Horseshoe Trl., Malvern; 610-644-5822. Guided Tours of the handcrafted home & studio of the "Dean of American Craftsmen." $10; $5 children under 12. Reservations required prior to visit. Mon.-Fri. (groups only) 10 am-4 pm; Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 1-5 pm.
Wings of Freedom Museum
1155 Easton Rd., Willow Grove; 215-672-2277.
» READ MORE: www.dvhaa.org
. See some of the world's rarest aircraft among this collection of over 15 restored jets & helicopters. Guided tours available. Wed. 10:30 am-3 pm; Sat.-Sun. 10:30 am-4 pm.
1 Aquarium Dr., Camden; 866-451-2782.
» READ MORE: www.adventureaquarium.com
. Features a number of interactive attractions including Touch-a-Shark, Creature Feature, Feather Ridge, Rainforest Rendezvous & Interactive Inlet, as well as 4D Theater, West African River Experience (featuring the Aquarium's hippos, Button & Genny) & more. Fishmas - Christmas decorations, games, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Scuba-Diving Santa & more. Ends 1/4. $17.95; $14.95 children 2-11; free for children under 2. Daily 9:30 am-5 pm.
Atlantic City Aquarium
800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Atlantic City; 609-348-2880.
» READ MORE: www.atlanticcityaquarium.com
. Ongoing events include: Dive & Dine - Divers feed some of the resident animals; Tropical Rainforest Exhibit - Frogs, iguanas, stingrays, snakes & more; Super Saturday - Shark & stingray feeding, exotic animal show & diver feeding. Open daily 10 am -5 pm.
Battleship New Jersey Museum
62 Battleship Pl., Camden; 866-877-6262.
» READ MORE: www.battleshipnewjersey.org
. Experience what life was like aboard our nation's most decorated battleship. Explore the "Big J" at your own pace. Check out newly-opened areas such as the brig & barber shop. City at Sea Guided Tour - New tour focusing on little-seen parts of the ship. Ongoing. $19.95; $15 seniors, veterans & children 6-11; free for active military & children under 6. $15-$19; $10.50-$13 veterans, seniors, ages 6-11; free active military in uniform, ages 5 & under. Daily 9 am-5 pm.
1605 Daniel Bray Hwy. (Rte. 29), Lambertville; 609-397-2752.
» READ MORE: www.holcombe-jimison.org
. Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Hunterdon County's agricultural heritage from the 18th into the 20th centuries. Donation suggested: $5; $3 seniors & students. Sun. 1-4 pm; Wed. 9 am-noon.
Howell Living History Farm
70 Wooden's La., Lambertville; 609-737-3299.
» READ MORE: www.howellfarm.org
130-acre farm is an educational facility, open to the public, that preserves & interprets farming life & processes from the era of 1890-1910. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm; Sun. noon-4 pm.
300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach; 732-899-1212.
» READ MORE: www.jenkinsons.com/aquarium
. Sea of Lights - Holiday themes throughout the aquarium decorated with thousands of lights. $5. 12/19-12/20 6-9 pm. $10; $6 seniors & children 3-12; free for children 2 & under. Mon.-Fri. 9:30 am-5 pm; Sat. & Sun. 10 am-5 pm.
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St., Trenton; 609-292-6464.
» READ MORE: www.newjerseystatemuseum.org
. Archaeology/Ethnology, Cultural History, Fine Art & Natural History exhibits on extended view in galleries. Culture in Context: A Tapestry of Expression - Features traditional art forms & the folk artists who create them. Their stories & art together form a vibrant, living tapestry of NJ. Closes 1/31. Museum: Tue.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm; Auditorium Galleries: Mon.-Fri. 9 am-4:45 pm. Donations accepted.
Old Barracks Museum
101 Barrack St., Trenton; 609-396-1776.
» READ MORE: www.barracks.org
. State & National Landmark built in 1758 by the Colony of New Jersey during the French & Indian War. $8; $6 seniors, students & children over 5; free for children 5 & under. Daily 10 am-5 pm.
South Jersey Museum of American History
123 E. High St., Glassboro; 856-442-0688. Includes artifacts from the Pre-Columbian through the Colonial era, antique hand tools, glass & comprehensive Political History exhibit. Antique Toy Trains - Toy trains from the 1940's & 1950's & model train layout w/racing engines & vintage structures. Closes 2/7. $4; $3 children. Wed.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm; Sat. 10 am-3 pm.
120 W. Main St., Tuckerton; 609-296-8868.
» READ MORE: www.tuckertonseaport.org
. Working seaport invites you to learn about commercial fishing, lifesaving, lighthouses, pirates, & Barnegat Bay or take a ride on the Melody II. Christmas Through the Decades - Seaport decorated for holidays. Exhibit features trees & holiday decorations spanning the decades from the 1850s to the 1980s. Closes 1/6. $8; $6 seniors; $3 children 6-12; free for children 5 & under. Daily 10 am-5 pm.
Washington Crossing State Park
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville; 609-737-0623. Includes 18th Century Johnson Ferry House (historic farmhouse & tavern site) & Visitor Center Museum featuring exhibits on the Continental Army's crossing of the Delaware River & the Battles of Trenton & Princeton. Daily 9 am-4 pm.
Delaware Archaeology Museum
316 S. Governors Ave., Dover; 302-739-4266. history.delaware.gov/museums/dam/dam_main.shtml.
Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village
866 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover; 302-734-1618.
» READ MORE: www.agriculturalmuseum.org
. $5; $3 seniors & students; free for children under 6. Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm; Sun. 1-4 pm.
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington; 302-658-9111.
» READ MORE: www.delmnh.org
. Kevin Fleming: Wild Delaware - Photographs by award-winning nature photographer. Closes 12/21. $6; $5 children 3-17; $4 seniors; free for children under 3. Mon.-Sat. 9:30 am-4:30 pm; Sun. noon-4:30 pm.
Hagley Museum & Library
Rte. 100 & Buck Rd., Wilmington; 302-658-2400.
» READ MORE: www.hagley.org
. Features a number of exhibits that chronicle 200 years of DuPont Company history. Christmas at Hagley - Display of holiday decorations throughout the museum. Closes 12/31. Ladies' Hand Fans - Display of 19th & early 20th-century hand fans. Closes 1/4. $11; $9 seniors, students; $4 ages 6-14; free under 6. Daily 9:30 am-4:30 pm.
John Dickinson Plantation
340 Kitts Hammock Rd., Dover; 302-739-3277. history.delaware.gov/museums. Holiday Decorative-Dessert Table - Decorative re-creations of foods prepared according to authentic 18th-century recipes. Closes 1/3.
Museum of Small Town Life
316 South Governors Ave., Dover; 302-739-4266. Sealed in Glass, Stone & Tin - 19th-20th century Delaware-made & used containers from the state's canning industry will be showcased. Closes 12/31. Donations accepted. Mon.-Sat. 9 am-4:30 pm; Sun. 1:30 pm-4:30 pm.
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate
Rte. 52, Winterthur; 800-448-3883.
» READ MORE: www.winterthur.org
. Yuletide at Winterthur - Holiday ambience & festive decorations of yore. Includes 18 rooms that will interpret holiday celebrations from the 1700s-today. Closes 1/4. Who's Your Daddy? Families in Early American Needlework - Explores how family ties are honored & strengthened through needlework. Closes 1/9. Distinctive Collections Tour - Tour the Winterthur period rooms for a new look at historic table settings & entertainments. Closes 1/16. $15; $13 students & seniors; $5 children 2-11; free for children under 2. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.