Visit the Museum

Admission to PAFA's Museum covers both the Historic Landmark Building (HLB) and the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building. Tickets are available for purchase in either building.

Please Note: When the museum is in the process of changing exhibitions, admission may be free or reduced. We recommend contacting Visitor Services before your visit.

For more information, contact Visitor Services at (215) 972-2069 or

Adults (18+) $15.00
Seniors (60+) $12.00
Students (with valid ID) $12.00*
Youth (13-18) $8.00✝
Children (12 & under) Free✝
Current PAFA students &
PAFA Alumni
PAFA Members Free
Private guided group tours $15.00 - $25.00‡
ACCESS Cardholders $2.00✝
American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Free¤
Military Personnel (excludes groups) Free
Reciprocal Museum Memberships Free¤
Self-guided adult groups of 10+ $10.00 per person
STAMP Pass Holders Free✝

* Free Admission for Local College Students

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

  • Art Institute of Philadelphia
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Delaware College of Art and Design
  • Drexel University
  • Haverford College
  • Hussian College
  • La Salle University
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • St. Joseph's University
  • Temple University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of the Arts
  • Ursinus College

Don't see your school? Learn more about how your school can be part of PAFA's University Membership Program.

§ PAFA Current Students & Alumni

Current PAFA students and their families are complementary members. PAFA alumni receive free lifetime admission to the museum.

‡ Private Group Tours

Knowledgeable and personable guides reveal the fascinating stories behind four centuries of American art. All PAFA private group tours include a 10% discount at Portfolio & Tableau Café.

✝ School Group Tours

Discount not valid for school tour groups. To bring a school class to PAFA, schedule a School Group Tour.

¤ Reciprocal Museum Memberships & American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

AAM members and members of select reciprocal museums receive two (2) free admissions passes. To redeem, guests must present current AAM or museum membership card, along with a valid photo ID.

PAFA participates in the following reciprocal programs:

Before visiting, we ask reciprocal members to contact PAFA to understand the benefits they will receive. Please note that reciprocal privileges may exclude live events and special exhibitions, and are subject to change without notice.