Free Admission to "Ancient Rome & America"

Discover Ancient Worlds on Both Sides of the City

Penn Museum offers visitors a chance to step back in time and explore ancient Greece and Italy with its suite of galleries, Worlds Intertwined: Etruscans, Greeks and Romans. The Museum has teamed up with the National Constitution Center, now showing Ancient Rome and America (through August 1, 2010) to offer you a complementary experience—at a discount!

If you are a Penn Museum member
...or if you join today, you can show your Penn Museum membership card for FREE ADMISSION to the National Constitution Center and its special exhibition, now through August 1, 2010.

Just visiting?
Keep your Penn Museum admission receipt dated from March 1 through August 1, 2010, and use it for $2 off admission to Ancient Rome and America at the National Constitution Center, now through August 1, 2010 (one discount offer per receipt).

National Constitution Center
Ancient Rome and AmericaAncient Rome & America
February 19 – August 1, 2010
$2 off when you present Penn Museum ticket stub

The eagle is a classic symbol shared by ancient Rome and America. The American eagle on display in the exhibition is carved from gilt wood. It was made in 1804 by Samuel McIntire, an important early American architect.  Courtesy Lynn Museum and Historical Society Discover the cultural, political, and social connections between the lost world of ancient Rome and modern America. The 8,000 square foot exhibition features more than 300 artifacts from Italy and the United States, bringing together a never-before-seen collection from Italy’s leading archaeological institutions in Florence, Naples, and Rome, paired with objects from over 40 lending institutions in the United States.

Exhibition highlights include:

  • A Roman bronze eagle and American gilt eagle depicting the classic symbol shared by ancient Rome and America

  • Roman busts of Scipio Africanus, Julius Caesar, and Cicero
  • Busts of the Founding Fathers portrayed in togas
  • Remnants from Pompeii, including a preserved piece of a wall fresco, and the cast of a man frozen in time by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius

Get tickets and information
National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Worlds IntertwinedWorlds Intertwined: Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans
$2 off adult admission/$1 off senior admission when you present National Constitution Center ticket stub

Roman Marble ReliefExplore the rich, interconnected cultures of the sun-drenched ancient Mediterranean—and discover anew how these cultures continue to influence and inspire our world today. Worlds Intertwined, a suite of galleries at the Penn Museum, features more than 1,400 ancient artifacts, including marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, metalwork, mosaics, glass vessels, gold and silver coins, and painted pottery. The objects, drawn from the Museum’s outstanding Mediterranean collection, help tell the remarkable, interwoven stories of the ancient Greeks (1050-31 BCE); the Etruscan peoples, the first great rulers of central Italy (800-100 BCE); and their empire-building Roman successors (500 BCE-500 CE).


3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000


Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
First Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED


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