Special Tours

Making A Landmark Tour

Event Information
Historic Landmark Building
Join Us

Advance registration is required.

General Public
PAFA Members: Free
Lori Waselchuk
Photograph of the grand staircase and Washington Foyer inside the Historic Landmark Building.

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, PAFA's Visitor Experience Supervisor, 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. Don't miss the opportunity to visit our architectural masterpiece before we temporarily close the Historic Landmark Building on January 9 through March 22, 2023 to install our next exhibition, Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America

Registration includes the entrance fee to PAFA's Museum.