Mütter Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Tel: 215 563 3737
Concierge.com's insider take:
Creepy, curious, and gorgeous coexist at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia's Mütter Museum, where your inner hypochondriac can come face-to-face with medical oddities. The 19th-century redwood display cases house 20,000 pathological and anatomical objects, including 139 Eastern European skulls, the preserved, connected livers of Chang and Eng (the duo for whom the term "Siamese twins" was coined), and a cancerous growth removed from President Grover Cleveland. The meticulously archived extractions from a doctor who specialized in treating choke victims are amazing—and explain why Cracker Jack now gives away only digestible prizes.
Open daily 10 am to 5 pm.