For your convenience, we've listed attractions around the Villanova area. Listings are provided as information only and do not imply endorsement from the University.
Independence Visitors Center
Make this your first stop for information, history, and adventure in Philadelphia. Located at 6th and Market Streets across from The Liberty Bell Pavilion.
Phone: (215) 965-7676 or (800) 537-7676.
Website: Independence Visitor Center
The Big Bus Tour: See the city London-style in a double-decker bus
The Academy of Natural Sciences
Longwood Gardens, created by industrialist Pierre du Pont, features one of the United State’s premier horticultural gardens. Explore more than 1000 acres of garden, woodland, and meadow displays. Open every day of the year, Longwood Gardens in located on Route 1 in Kennett Square.
Phone: (610) 338-1000.
Website: Longwood Gardens
|The Barnes Foundation Gallery
Visit a priceless collection of art in a unique setting just minutes from Villanova in Merion. All museum tickets MUST be reserved and purchased in advance.
Phone: (610) 667-0290.
Website: The Barnes Foundation Gallery
|Philadelphia Museum of Art
From the famous steps immortalized in the movie “Rocky” to the vast collection of art from across the globe, the Philadelphia Museum of Art continues to maintain a reputation as a world-class collection of fine art. Located at the Ben Franklin Parkway and 26th Street in Philadelphia. Please call for museum hours and exhibition information.
Phone: (215) 763-8100.
Website: Philadelphia Museum of Art
|Brandywine River Museum
Located on Route 1 in historic Chadds Ford, the Brandywine River Museum houses the most extensive collection of art by 3 generations of the Wyeth family in the United States. Open every day except Christmas.
Phone: (610) 388-2700.
Website: Brandywine River Museum
Winterthur officers a wide variety of tours, exhibitions, and programs for visitors of all ages. Discover the museum’s vast collections of antiques or stroll the magnificent gardens. Located on Route 52 (Kennett Pike) in Winterthur, Delaware, just minutes from Longwood Gardens.
Phone: (800) 448-3883.
Center City Attractions
* Betsy Ross House