We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: City Center East
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1020 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone Number: +1 215-733-0390
Website
Today
11:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description:

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (PMG)is a mosaicked visionary art environment,...

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (PMG)is a mosaicked visionary art environment, gallery, and community arts center that preserves, interprets and provides access to Isaiah Zagar's unique mosaic art environment and his public murals. The Magic Gardens site, Zagar's largest artwork, includes a fully tiled indoor space and large outdoor mosaic sculpture garden that spans half a block on Philadelphia's famous South Street. Inside, view PMG's ever changing exhibitions in two indoor galleries.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$39.00*
and up
South Philly Culture Tour Including 9th Street Italian Market and Magic Gardens...
More Info
US$55.00*
and up
Philadelphia Segway Tour
More Info
US$30.00*
and up
BYOB Tour of Old City in Philadelphia

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 677 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 401
    Excellent
  • 153
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Wooow no words to describe how beautiful

Never seen anything so beautiful. The ideas and the way it's done up is beautiful. Soooo worth the time and entrance fees. I have referred a lot of friends just because I feel... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Bindi N
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

677 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 603: English reviews
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Never seen anything so beautiful. The ideas and the way it's done up is beautiful. Soooo worth the time and entrance fees. I have referred a lot of friends just because I feel everyone should see it.

Helpful?
Thank Bindi N
Level Contributor
69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bad art thrown on walls and floors. No design. Abstract ?? Yes. No need to pay for admission you can see most on the streets nearby. Looks like graffiti I found nothing inspirational at all. Sorry not my taste

Helpful?
Thank Joseph S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
1,200 reviews
499 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Magic Gardens is one of those places you pass a ton of times, always vowing to someday go visit. It’s an interesting work of art that took 14 years to make. The entrance fee is a bit pricey- $10 for adults and $8 for students, but it’s a really cool spot.

Helpful?
Thank KCW25
Superior, CO
Level Contributor
91 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am so glad we made a point of walking here because we encountered many installments throughout the neighborhood, but even if you don't walk the neighborhood this is still such a wonderful place to visit. It is pretty small but chockablock full of visual wonders. Loved it. The girls who worked there were lovely, and there is an ADA... More 

Helpful?
Thank June_Boys
Parsippany, New Jersey
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible Art! A must see in Philadelphia. Very unique and different. So glad that we were able to attend this magic garden!!

Helpful?
Thank Anonymouswe239
Albany, New York
Level Contributor
72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has to be one of the most unique places there is. We actually met the artist and had a very nice chat with him. Just goggle Magic Garden Philadelphia and Go.

Helpful?
Thank William M
New Jersey
Level Contributor
70 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited after failing to get in last summer. This time bought tickets in advance on internet Spent about an hour which is more than enough time. This location is not wheelchair or elderly friendly for a large portion. Steep stairs, often no railing on stairs. Tight walk throughs. Parking across the street for 9 dollars. I spent quite a bit... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank mommadoc2420
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
95 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing - almost magical. The amount of work and time to design and layout the mosaics is incredible. Floor to ceiling in mosaics. I think each time you visit this garden will be different. There's so much detail in the mosaics (almost sensory overload for your eyes) that you'll notice different pieces of art/glass/tile each time... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank PrincessDumpling
Level Contributor
38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place took my breath away! After watching the documentary on Isaiah Zagar I had to visit this masterpiece tucked away in Philly. This incredible garden is filled with inspiration, magic and wisdom. I was in awe of the beauty, time and talent put into creating each and every nook with love. It's truly a treasure. Gooo!!!'

Helpful?
1 Thank Jkj1078
Cottonwood Heights, Utah, United States
Level Contributor
50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at Magic Gardens, and were fortunate enough to meet the artist Isaiah Zagar. He shared with us about how he created the garden. There are so many twists and turns as you walk around to explore. Many fun quotes were all around. It was like a treasure hunt seeing all the different objects cemented together. We enjoyed our... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Linda R

Travellers who viewed Philadelphia's Magic Gardens also viewed

 

Been to Philadelphia's Magic Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Philadelphia's Magic Gardens and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Greenbrae, California
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Philadelphia's Magic Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?