Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
1020 South Street
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG) is a nonprofit visionary art environment and community arts center located in Isaiah Zagar’s largest public artwork.
Spanning half a block on Philadelphia’s famous South Street, the museum includes an immersive outdoor art installation and indoor galleries. Zagar created the space using nontraditional materials such as folk art statues, found objects, bicycle wheels, colorful glass bottles, hand-made tiles, and thousands of glittering mirrors. The site is enveloped in visual anecdotes and personal narratives that refer to Zagar’s life, family, and community, as well as references from the wider world such as influential art history figures and other visionary artists and environments.
PMG has become a unique Philadelphia destination and hosts educational opportunities and diverse public programming to thousands of visitors each year.
Theatre of the Living Arts
334 South St
Theatre of the Living Arts, fondly known as The TLA, was a movie house in its early years, showing art house films and weekly midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.Since then, it has become Philadelphia’s premiere small concert venue, welcoming up and coming artists from all genres to rock the 1,000 concert goers it is able to hold within its’ walls. 21 years in business, and you can still catch a show almost any night of the week- just walk yourself right up to our box office and come on in and join the party.
Historic Old Pine Church
412 Pine Street
Founded in 1768 and one of Philadelphia’s Oldest Churches, became known as the “Church of the Patriots.” Today, it remains the only Presbyterian structure in Philadelphia dating back to colonial and revolutionary times. Hosts numerous events including Jazz Vespers.
St Peter’s Church
313 Pine St.
The first service at St. Peter’s Church was held on September 4, 1761, and the church has been in continuous use ever since. Along with its school, St Peter’s is a landmark of Philadelphia colonial life, it was designed and built by Scottish architect/builder Robert Smith, who also designed Carpenter’s Hall and the tower of Christ Church.
Mother Bethel AME Church
419 South Sixth Street
The Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in 1794 by Richard Allen, an African-American Methodist minister. The congregation has been located at the corner of Sixth and Lombard Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since that time, making this the oldest church property in the United States to be continuously owned by African Americans.
321 South 4th Street
Built in 1786 by Madeira wine importer Henry Hill, the Physick House, formerly the Hill-Physick-Keith House, was named after Dr. Philip Syng Physick, the “Father of American Surgery.” One of the foremost surgeons of the time, among his many patients were Dolly Madison, Dr. Benjamin Rush, and Chief Justice John Marshall.
Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catharine Street