Special Tours

Making A Landmark Tour

Event Information
Grand Staircase
Historic Landmark Building
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Advance registration is required.

General Public
PAFA Members: Free
Lori Waselchuk
view of the Washington Foyer that includes the top of the Grand Staircase.

From design competition to opening day, the story of PAFA’s iconic building is a story of industrial innovation, artistic excellence, and civic engagement, all inscribed in the stone and paint of America’s first museum building. Join Dennis Robinson for a behind-the-scenes look at how the building that launched American onto the world art stage come together and remains active as a maker-space almost 150 years later. 

Registration includes the entrance fee to PAFA's Museum.