Collection Tours

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Public Tours

Enjoy a guided tour of the galleries with a docent. Docents are volunteer tour guides who interpret works of art and lead tours for a diverse audience of adults, families, and students.

Our public tours are generally offered during the following times:

  • Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.: Highlights of the Permanent Collection, Historic Landmark Building
  • Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.: Special Exhibitions, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm times for public tours.

Private Tours 

Private tours are available for adults and college students. Private, docent-led tours of both the permanent collection and special exhibitions can be scheduled in advance for groups of adults and college students on weekdays and weekends. Call (215) 391-4132 or email tours@pafa.org to schedule a private tour.

School Group Tours

School group tours are available for grades K-12. Call (215)972-2054, email csamson@pafa.org, or fill out the School Tour Booking Form.

Self-Guided Groups

Groups of 10 or more who do not need a guided tour may receive a discounted rate of $10 per person to view the permanent collection or special exhibitions.