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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
1020 South Street
South Philly
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Cross Street: 10th Street
Hours Of Operation
Monday: 1 1:00 am - 6:00 pm through Thuursday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sunday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (PMG) preserves the artworks of Isaiah Zagar and educates the public about mosaic and folk art. By making art accessible, PMG seeks to foster civic engagement, community beautification, and artistic collaboration.

Covering half a city block of indoor and outdoor space, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens glisten with creativity and urban renaissance. Artist Isaiah Zagar began tiling South Street in the 1960's and never stopped, eventually building a mosaic garden out of ceramic shards, broken mirrors, bicycle spokes, and vivid splashes of dyed cement. The tiled passages of the Magic Garden weave over and under ground, and perhaps more than anything through the mind of a dedicated and obsessed artist.

We inspires creativity and community engagement by educating the public about folk, mosaic, and visionary art. PMG preserves, interprets, and provides access to Isaiah Zagar's unique mosaic art environment and his public murals.

  • Hours: Summer Hours (April-October)*
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Winter Hours (November-March)*
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thanksgiving: Closed, Christmas Eve &: Christmas Day Closed, New Years Day: 12:00pm - 5:00 pm
  • General Admission: $5 for adults, $2 for ages 6-12, FREE for children 5 and under
    Explore the fully-mosaicked gallery spaces and labyrinth sculpture garden at your own leisure. Visitors can spend as little as 20 minutes or stay for hours, viewing the thousands of diverse tiles, intricate sculptures, and varied texts embedded in the walls. Garden Guide interpreters are available to give brief introductions to Philadelphia's Magic Gardens and answer questions.

    Guided Weekend Tours: Weekend public tours are held Saturdays at noon and 4:00 PM and Sundays at 4:00 PM. To make reservations for a tour please call 215-733-0390.

    Guided Neighborhood Walking Tour (April - October)
    (includes admission to PMG)
    Adults $10
    Youth $6

    Guided Site Tour (November - March)
    Adults $8
    Youth $5

  • Group Tours:We offer private guided for groups of seven or more every day of the week. More information our private Site and Walking Tours, hands-on activities and other tour options can be found at our Group/School Tours section.
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