Free Museums for Military Families This Summer


From Memorial Day (May 30) through Labor Day, several area museums are among 1,000 nationwide that will offer free admission to active duty military personnel and up to five immediate family members.

Sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts and Blue Star Families, the Blue Star Museum program is available to families with military ID, including a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card.

Local museums participating in the program include:

The Academy of Natural Sciences, Phila.
American Helicopter Museum & Education Center, West Chester
The Barnes Foundation, Merion
Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington
Delaware Children’s Museum, Wilmington
Delaware Museum of Natural History, Wilmington
Eastern State Penitentiary, Phila.
Fonthill Castle and Mercer Museum, Doylestown
Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington
Michener Art Museum, Doylestown
Newlin Grist Mill, Glen Mills
Penn Museum, Phila.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Phila.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Please Touch Museum, Phila.
Winterthur Museum & Garden, Winterthur
Wyck Historic House and Garden, Phila.

For more information and a list of all participating museums, visit


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