Philadelphia Sights

Curtis Institute of Music

  • 1726 Locust St. Map It
  • Rittenhouse Square
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Published 02/01/2016

Fodor's Review

Graduates of this tuition-free school for outstanding students include Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, Ned Rorem, and Anna Moffo. The school occupies four former private homes; the main building is in the mansion that belonged to banker George W. Childs Drexel. Built in 1893 by the distinguished Boston firm of Peabody and Stearns, it's notable for Romanesque and Renaissance architectural details. Free student and faculty concerts are given from October through May, usually at 8 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Sight Information


1726 Locust St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, USA

Map It


215-893–5261-recital hotline; 215-893–7902-ticket office


Sight Details:

  • Call recital hotline for dates and times of public performances

Published 02/01/2016


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.