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The best mu­se­ums in the city, must-see at­trac­tions and hor­ti­cul­tural sites.

Mercer Mu­seum

Through April 23, guests can view “Gather up the Frag­ments: The An­drews Shaker Col­lec­tion,” the most com­pre­hen­sive of Shaker ma­te­ri­als ever amassed, with nearly 200 ar­ti­facts, in­clud­ing craft and house­hold ob­jects. Tick­ets: $8-14. Open M-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.mer­cer­mu­ 84 S. Pine St., Doylestown, PA, 215.345.0210.

Penn Mu­seum

Vis­i­tors can par­take in spe­cial themed events, in­clud­ing the Fam­ily Sec­ond Sun­day Work­shop “Des­ti­na­tion Nige­ria: Masks” and “African Cul­tures Day,” as well as ex­hibits in­clud­ing “Magic in the An­cient World,” on­go­ing un­til September. Open TuSu 10 am-5 pm.­seum. 3260 South St., 215.898.4000. Map 1, D7

Philadel­phia His­tory Mu­seum

For a dose of Philadel­phia his­tory, “City Im­age: Philadel­phia in Pho­to­graphs” show­cases the chang­ing Philly neigh­bor­hoods over many decades, pre­sented around the mu­seum’s walk­a­ble map; “Played in Philadel­phia.” Both through March 31. Open Tu-Sa 10:30 am- 4:30 pm. www.philadel­phi­ahis­ 15 S. 7th St., 215.685.4830. Map 1, J5

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