American Philosophical Society Museum
Discover the rare, the curious, and the authentic. Learn about American history and innovation. Make connections between art and science.
At the APS Museum, you will see exhibitions featuring treasures from the Society’s collections—perhaps Thomas Jefferson’s hand-written draft of the Declaration of Independence, a notebook from Lewis and Clark’s Western exploration, a rare 18th century astronomical clock, or a suite of exquisite botanical drawings by William Bartram.
With each exhibition, you can also enjoy imaginative programs that interpret the historical themes and objects on view and connect them to relevant issues in the world today.