The Neon Museum of Philadelphia features over 120 vintage signs.  These pieces illuminate 20th century U.S. history with a focus on Philadelphia.  We offer changing exhibitions, videos, a museum shop and event space.

1800 North is also home to other arts-related organizations, a restaurant, and business incubator spaces.


COVID is still an important concern for our staff and visitors.  When city regulations dictate, face masks are required indoors.  And the Museum carefully controls capacity.

The Museum reserves the right to ask any visitor not following regulations to leave.


Neon Museum of Philadelphia
1800 North American St, Unit E
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Southwest corner of North American and Berks Streets


Friday: 4pm to 8pm
(As of 7/15/22, 1pm to 6pm)

Saturday & Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

Reservations preferred but walk-ins welcomed


$10 admission
7 to 12 year olds:  Free
Under 7:  Not admitted

To protect children and exhibitions, children under 7 not admitted and visitors under 16 must be accompanied by supervising adult

Members admitted free with membership card.  Memberships available.

Contact us for group and private tour rates.  


Bus Stops

#3 / #57: American & Berks Streets, in front of museum

#47: 7th & Berks Street, 10 min walk east along Berks to museum


Market Frankford Line: Berks Street, 8 minute walk west along Berks to museum

Regional Rail: Temple University, 15 minute walk east along Berks to museum


Free enclosed parking lot on site


NextFab’s entrances are fully accessible to those in wheelchairs and with other mobility issues. The Neon Museum is also fully accessible. Please contact us if you encounter accessibility barriers or require assistance.



City Of Love: Artists Inspired By Philadelphia

April 29, 2022 – June 19, 2022

City of Love: Artists Inspired By Philadelphia

April 29, 2022 – June 19, 2022

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 30, 2022, 12pm to 5pm

City of Love presents a visual story of the elements that come together to make Philadelphia a special and inspiring place. From paintings to papercuts, this exhibit features 14 local artists showcasing their unique perspectives of Philadelphia through a variety of mediums. See subjects as diverse as the city itself, ranging from abstract portraits of local people to photos of the Schuylkill River from a kayak.

It’s all about love for the great city of Philadelphia.

Featured artists:

Terrill Kevyn Johnson 
Tom Judd
Bradley Maule
Olivia Duffy
Mason From Blendini
Jessie Husband
Yeho Bostick
Rosa Leff
Lace In The Moon
Paul Carpenter
Ellie Moniz
Jessica Rogers
Dave Krevolin


Curated by Mason Carter.


In addition to our home at NextFab, the Museum’s satellite venues remain a moveable feast with locations around the city:


The Neon Museum offers presentations and walking / bus tours for civic, educational, convention, and architectural groups. We explore neon history and Philadelphia vernacular design as a window into Philadelphia’s commercial and cultural heritage. Most tours are local but we’ve presented at venues across the country.


Avanti Gallery, Neon Visions, Philadelphia, 1988

Center for Architecture, Philadelphia, 2008 – 2013

Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Illuminated, Philadelphia, 1986

Folk and Outsider Art Gallery, Pottstown, 2009

Moore College of Art, Collecting, Philadelphia, 1995

Park Towne Place, Light and Language, Philadelphia, 2018

Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal D, Philadelphia, 2001

Sedgwick Cultural Center, Philadelphia, 2004 (curator)

The Touraine, Penthouse Neon Party, Philadelphia, 2018

Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Storefront, 2001

Philadelphia Dumpster Diver Art Shows, 1995 – present

Royal Typewriter Clock

As of July 15th, 2022,
the Museum's Friday hours
will change to
1pm to 6pm.

See you then!