5 Great Main Line Museums

5 Great Main Line Museums

There are plenty of great museums in Philadelphia, from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the Rodin Museum – but what about smaller venues packed with great exhibits and interesting information?

Check out this list of some of the area’s lesser-known museums and what you’ll find in them.

5 Great Main Line Museums

There’s always something to see when you buy a Main Line home for sale – and these five museums are some of our favorites (in no particular order).

American Swedish Historical Museum

American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia
215-389-1776

Dr. Amandus Johnson founded the American Swedish Historical Museum in 1926 to commemorate Swedish contributions to the United States. The museum itself sits on land that was once part of a land grant from Queen Christina of Sweden to colonist Sven Skute.

The ASHM has several amazing exhibits up right now, including Sami – Walking With Reindeer, which chronicles the day-to-day lives of modern Sami lives. The museum also holds several fun events for the public. You can check out their calendar here.

American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

American Helicopter Museum & Education Center
1220 American Boulevard, West Chester
610-436-9600

The American Helicopter Museum & Education Center focuses on the history, science and technology involved in rotary-wing aviation with a mission to preserve, educate and inspire.

The museum has several permanent exhibits and many aircraft on display. The Cobra Simulator, Aerovelo Atlas and the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital exhibits are some of the most popular, but you can check them all out here.

Wharton Esherick Museum

Wharton Esherick Museum
1520 Horse Shoe Trail, Malvern
610-644-5822

The Wharton Esherick Museum used to be Wharton Esherick’s studio – but today it houses Pennsylvania’s most famous collection of wood furniture and sculptures by the artist. You can check out current exhibitions and programs here.

The Historic Grange Estate

The Historic Grange Estate
143 Myrtle Avenue, Haverton
610-446-4958

The Historic Grange Estate is a living history museum in a spectacular estate born in about 1700. The home grew over the span of a century, owned by a series of Philadelphians, and now encompasses the entire estate on a hillside just above Cobbs Creek. The mansion and several outbuildings have been carefully preserved for centuries.

Main Line Art Center

Main Line Art Center
746 Panmure Road, Haverford
610-525-0272

The Main Line Art Center is a spectacular gallery featuring contemporary exhibitions that celebrate local artists. You can check out virtual exhibitions here or find out what’s happening right now here. The center also offers adult, teen and kids’ classes that support its mission of inspiring and engaging people of all ages, abilities and economic means.

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