Philadelphia Hospitality presents Philadelphia Open House Tours, from May 13-19. Explore Philadelphia's architectural, historical and cultural landmarks, museums, and private homes, during a week's worth of behind-the-scenes and special-access tours organized by Philadelphia Hospitality. Visitors and residents alike can experience some of the city's hidden treasures.
Take the Penn Museum tour:
Pharaoh's Flowers: Botanical Treasures from the Fabled Tomb of Tutankhamun
Sunday, May 19, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Location: Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Description: King Tut's tomb is known for the gold, jewels and stunning artifacts it contained, but few have ever seen the flowers and plant remains that were also included in his tomb. Meet Dr. Stephen R. Phillips of the Penn Museum and hear the story of how the flowers and plants in King Tut's tomb can be clues in solving the puzzle of what caused his death and even tell us when he died. Explore the events leading up to the discovery of Tut's tomb and the "Pharaoh's Flowers."
See the complete list of tours here.
Discover why Philadelphia is better With Art by curating your own artistic experience at visitphilly.com/withart. Start at the Penn Museum, and branch out! You can make your own art itinerary, peruse blockbuster event and exhibit listings, find hotel accommodations and more. Be sure to explore our With Art Philadelphia™ partner attractions: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barnes Foundation, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society—all united to help visitors experience Philadelphia for what it truly is: one of the world's great cultural destinations.
Now you can explore what it means to be human at two great Philadelphia museums—with one great price!
Buy a Mütter Museum/Penn Museum double ticket—for yourself or as a gift for a friend! Double tickets are on sale exclusively at the museums’ admission desks.