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
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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” (72 reviews)
“south street” (88 reviews)
“mosaic art” (23 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 11:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1936
City Center East
+1 215-733-0390
Write a Review
Reviews (774)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 692 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The artwork here is certainly different. You can spend hours analyzing the artwork or just go thru and enjoy how different it is in an hour.

Thank ronsF6171VH
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tried to visit the gardens with our last few hours in Philly,not having working phones with being from abroad we assumed it was a walk in process of buying tickets so couldn't research properly.got there to be told next viewing of the gardens was for...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a really fun place! We walked from our hotel about a mile away and enjoyed walking in the neighborhood as well. Go early to avoid crowds!

Thank Saraism
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have been to the Magic Gardens a few times.if you were looking for something unique that you will not find in any other city, this is it. I recommend that you do not go on a very hot day as there is little shade....More

Thank Denise I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute little place! Awesome artwork from head to toe! Very nice to read about the artist and community history! Love to read and see how art can stimulate depression. The cost is minimal and worth the experience. The photos opportunities are so much fun. Came...More

Thank Jazzypaparazzi
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed visiting the Magic Gardens, it is an artists heaven. I would definitely recommend to purchase entrance tickets a few days in advance as they have limited access.

Thank Ingrida619
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun place to visit! Great for everyone! They offer a scavenger hunt for children to find objects in the walls which is fun for them!

Thank vicki_lu2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So sooo beautiful. The artist has written tiny little passages in secret little places. Keep an eye out in the first courtyard area ;) The mosaics and glass are dreamy to walk through with gorgeous detail everywhere

Thank Bishl012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot for pictures! A visual delight! Reminded me of Park Guell area in Barcelona. You can enjoy from the street level or pay to go through the small museum. Admission was $10. $8 for students with ID.

Thank huntjump
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the South Street - an artist suffering from depression turned a junk yard into a whimsical garden of mosaic! It's pretty small but you can definitely kill good hour walking through the garden. There's a gallery towards the back of the garden which...More

1  Thank s2jinalee
Nearby Restaurants
403 reviews
.30 km away
Ralph's Italian Restaurant
478 reviews
.35 km away
Dante & Luigi's
210 reviews
.25 km away
Morning Glory
131 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Attractions
Italian Market
310 reviews
.48 km away
South Street
223 reviews
.48 km away
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
17 reviews
.63 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there any recommendations for lunch nearby?
13 March 2015|
Answer Show 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.