Philadelphia Museum of Art – Philadelphia 

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is an overwhelming institution in the best way possible. You could so easily spend an entire day here and not come close to seeing everything. I had been warned that this is a huge gallery filled with everything from 15th century European art to Picasso and Mondrian. Basically, if you want to visit a gallery that has a bit of literally everything, then this is the one to add to your list.

National Portrait Gallery – Washington 

On our final day in Washington we decided to finish our museum journey at the National Portrait Gallery. My main motivation for visiting was to see the portrait of Benjamin Franklin and pose with the same judgemental smirk on my face. Now my motives are clear, I want to quickly add that as soon as we entered the gallery, we discovered there was so much more to see.

Eastern State Penitentiary – Philadelphia 

Again I find myself so excited to write a review I just can’t wait to share! The Eastern State Penitentiary is such an incredibly fascinating heritage place. I’m going to start with a little bit of history then move into my experience of the site. There is so much I want to cover so I’m…… Continue reading Eastern State Penitentiary – Philadelphia 

National Museum of American History and the National Air and Space Museum – Washington 

I mentioned in a previous post that the last time we were in Washington we visited almost every Smithsonian. For some reason, the Air and Space Museum was not on our list. This is probably because my desire to see objects from space didn’t really hit me until we visited the Kennedy Space Center. This was such an incredible experience. To this day, I still haven’t experienced anything quite like seeing the Atlantis Space Shuttle. It continues to give me goosebumps. With that in mind, we made sure to fit the Air and Space Museum into our schedule.

Museum of the American Revolution – Philadelphia 

Although I still have a few more posts being released on museums in Washington, I couldn’t resist posting about the Museum of the Revolution. After our visit to the Mütter Museum (which will be posted about later) we were a little lost for what to do. This isn’t because there is nothing to see, actually it’s quite the opposite. You can’t take two steps in Philadelphia without seeing a museum. This is otherwise known as my kind of town.