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.

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1936
+1 215-733-0390
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
South Philly Culture Tour Including 9th Street Italian Market and Magic Gardens...
More Info
and up
Philadelphia Segway Tour
More Info
and up
BYOB Tour of Old City in Philadelphia
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“isaiah zagar” (73 reviews)
“south street” (94 reviews)
“mosaic art” (26 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1936
City Center East
+1 215-733-0390
Write a Review
Reviews (834)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 748 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been visiting Philly for years, but I had never heard of this place. I saw a colleague's picture sitting in the garden, and I honestly thought he was in Barcelona at a Gaudi park. He was actually at the Magic Garden on South...More

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 4 days ago

This glass and mosaic garden is amazing. The creativity to create such a lovely is unbelievable. It has several small levels to view too.

Thank dianev4422
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden, artistic, peaceful stroll though the garden. Good place to get away from the usual tourist areas.

1  Thank James E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my husband and eight year old. What a treasure and must see off the beaten path on south st. A small museum and open art space dedicated to mosaic with a variety of objects. Small and a a bit crowded. Yet the entrance...More

Thank SashaGRose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have many little rooms to walk around in with tile walls in hundred of colors. Out back the walls and gardens are decorated in tiles and kitchen ware, prices of bike and any thing else you can think of.

Thank Jeannie N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is like one big mosaic masterpiece. The front of the building pretty much shows you exactly what you should expect to see. When you first walk in, it doesn't seem like it would be as big as it actually is. It was so...More

Thank Rhea R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to visit the attraction during Philadelphia week. Several publications stated that admission would be free during this time. When we arrived, after pay parking, we were told that a paid ticket was required for entry,, no more free tickets were...More

Thank Bill H
PMGStaff, Manager at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Bill! We're sorry you weren't able to get in during Philly Free Week! We tried to be as clear as possible wherever we posted information about the ins and outs of that week, but we know there was still a lot of confusion. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This review could be much better had I had the chance to even get in. When we arrived at 3:30, they were sold out of tickets until 5:30. For real? We were not about to wait around for 2 hours to get in to have...More

Thank clewgurl16
PMGStaff, Manager at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello! We're sorry you weren't able to come in and visit us! We highly recommend purchasing tickets online ahead of time to avoid sold-out time slots and long lines. You can buy admission tickets up to a month in advance on our website. If you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Time capsule from when community gardens provided vital refuge from a chaotic city. While the neighborhood has evolved, spirit remains. We were lucky to run into a tour, helpful staff. Make sure to visit the gallery indoors and see the original RMutt :) delighted my...More

Thank Erin L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stumbled across the magic garden by accident walking along south street and seeing the wall murals. I decided to go into the garden on a whim. Wow am so glad I did. I think you need more than more one visit to see everything...More

Thank oberon6
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Ralph's Italian Restaurant
504 reviews
.35 km away
410 reviews
.30 km away
Dante & Luigi's
221 reviews
.31 km away
Morning Glory
136 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Italian Market
321 reviews
.48 km away
South Street
229 reviews
.48 km away
Forrest Theatre
54 reviews
.65 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
12 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from TrickyFlamingo | Reviewed this property |
If you are taking the tour, you will be walking around the neighborhood to look at wall murals. The walk will take you near the Reading Terminal Market, where there are plenty of food options, and an area with tables.