301 S. Black Horse Pk.
Bellmawr, NJ 08031-2314
Phone: (856) 931-2800
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Arts & Museums
This 18th century home has been the residence of the Reverend Andrew Hunter, a Revolutionary War-era tea burner and educator, James Lawrence of the War of 1812, and John S. Jessup, a judge and prominent citizen of the 19th century.
At this historic homestead that is listed on both the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, a farm that dates to 1684, one may take advantage of a chance to look through a
This museum present a variety of hands-on exhibits and activities for children up to ten years of age that make learning exciting and fun, as well as hosting special events, group visits, and more.
This education center features exhibits, and a variety of educational materials and programs to educate the public about the horrors of the holocaust in memoriam of those who lost their lives or loved ones in the event, as well as in the hope that through learning from the horrific crimes and mistakes of the past that such history will not be repeated.
It's just not New Year's Day in Philadelphia without a Mummer's parade. Most noted for their incredibly elaborate and eye-popping costumes, outfits typically resemble a Japanese Samurai crossed with a peacock covered with diamonds and rubies. The music is a wild mix of banjos, horns, drums and wind instruments, playing arrangements of old and contemporary songs. Mummers Museum chronicles and displays the parade over the years, including many of the grandiose, ostentatious, completely outrageous costumes and masks. Open tuesday to saturday 9:30am onwards.
The American Swedish Historical Museum preserves and promotes the contributions of Swedes and Swedish-Americans in the United States. The museum has 12 permanent galleries, changing exhibition gallery, and a library, all outstanding examples of twentieth-century Swedish interior design.
The names etched in this black marble monument call up the stories of these soldier's ultimate sacrifice. Inspired by her big sister in Washington, D.C., the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the memory of the 645 local residents who fell in the Vietnam War. Engraved scenes of the war, depicting acts of heroism, bravery and rescue along with vignettes highlighting the suffering of war, make silent and sobering testimony to the lists of fallen local heroes.
Mario Lanza was a Philadelphia-born tenor who was popular in Hollywood and New York during the 1950s, a sort of operatic "Rocky" in the sense of being a local hero. The museum features a life-size bust of the singer, as well as posters, paintings, gold records, photos, newspaper clippings and telegrams that document Lanza's rise to fame. Vintage films are shown daily.
The Memorial, founded by art-loving millionaire Samuel Fleisher in 1898, offers classes, exhibitions, workshops, residencies and performances and everyone is invited "to come and learn art" for free. More than 100,000 adults and children have participated in Fleisher's special programs. The gallery shows change monthly. Fleisher Art Memorial is the oldest tuition-free visual arts school in America. The Fleisher Art Memorial is supported in part by income from a testamentary trust established by Fleisher's will.
Philadelphia has been an important seaport town since the 1600s. The Seaport Museum traces this history through exhibits, demonstrations, and several ships on display, including a World War II submarine and the USS Olympia, Admiral Dewey's flagship in the Spanish-American War. The auditorium at the museum is also used for chamber music concerts.
This 1786 colonial era townhouse, built by Henry Hill, was once the dwelling of American medical pioneer Dr. Philip Syng Physick. The 'Father of American Surgery' lived here from 1815-1837. A collection of 18th and early 19th-Century furniture, silver and porcelain grants visitors insight into how members of the Philadelphia elite lived through a turbulent time in U.S. History. Guided tours are available on the hour during operating hours.
Since General Tadeusz Kosciuszko arrived to fight alongside George Washington in the American Revolution, the connection between Poland and the Unites States has been a strong one. Paintings and photographs commemorate the accomplishments and pride of the Polish people at this Old City locale, two blocks from Independence Hall. Guided tours are conducted daily. Special events, such as demonstrations highlighting arts, crafts, and cuisine indigenous to Poland, are held at the center and a gift shop is on the premises. Free admission, however memberships are also available.