"Home of the Philosophical Soceity"
Just a short walk from the overwhelming history of Chestnut street, where you can see Congress Hall and Independence Hall is S. 5th Street where you'll find a haven of quiet contemplation and thought in the Museum of the American Philosophical Society. The American Philosophical Society was founded by Benjamin Franklin undeniably one of the greatest scientists, statesmen and thinkers of his time. The museum is housed in a red bricked building that was the first library, museum and academy of science. The exhibitions often change, and aim to reflect the intersection of art, history and science, celebrating the talents of a true renaissance man.