Private Tours

Experience drama, beauty, mystery, romance and adventure on a guided group tour of PAFA. Knowledgeable and personable guides reveal the fascinating stories behind four centuries of American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper.

For more information or to schedule, email tours@pafa.org or call (215) 391-4132.


Tours Offered

All tours include a 10% discount at Portfolio & Tableau Café.

Tour TypePrice per personSize of Group
Small Private Docent Tour
Permanent Collection
$25 / person2-10 people
Large Private Docent Tour
Permanent Collection
$15 / person10+ people
Small Special Exhibition Tour$25 / person2-10 people
Large Special Exhibition Tour$15 / person10+ people
Artist's Tour:
Private tour of School, Library, Archives, or Works on Paper by a PAFA student or faculty member
$75 / Person 
The Master's Guided Tour:
A private tour on days when the museum is closed
$150 / person 
VIP Customized "Behind the Scenes" Tour:
May include Archives and/or Cast Hall, led by PAFA Curator, Museum Director, or notable scholar
$300 / person 

Catering Options

Tableau, PAFA’s full service café run by STARR Events, serves fresh baked goods, hot and cold beverages, soups, salads, sandwiches and snacks. Mention interest in the comment section of your Registration Form and a PAFA representative will talk to you about all your options. 


Payment

The total amount is due on the day of the tour at the PAFA front desk. We offer the following payment options:

  • Cash or Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express
  • Check: Please make checks payable to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

You may also pay for your tour in advance by check by mailing to:

Visitor Experience Department
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
128 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


University Discounts

PAFA’s University Membership Program offers full-time university level students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to visit PAFA free of charge. 

Faculty of participating institutions may schedule organized tours of our Permanent Collection and Special Exhibits free of charge. Tours must be prearranged through the Visitor Experience Department.

Students from the following colleges and universities receive free admission with a valid student ID:

  • Arcadia University
  • Art Institute of Philadelphia
  • Chestnut Hill College
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Delaware University
  • Immaculata University
  • Hussian School of Art
  • LaSalle University
  • Moore College of Art and Design
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • St. Joseph's University
  • Temple University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • The University of Pennsylvania
  • University of the Arts
  • Villanova University