Must-see landmarks: Rodin Museum

French sculptor August Rodin is the centerpiece of this Philadelphia treasure in his name, the Rodin Museum. The museum features Rodin's many sculptures, large and small, in galleries and in the lush museum gardens along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.

Best and worst time to go the Rodin Museum
The best time to go to the museum is on a weekday. The museum is located in a very busy area where many local events take place each weekend.

The worst time to go to the museum is during the Welcome America week of 4th of July activities. The Rodin Museum is located along one of the main spots for concerts and fireworks unrelated to the museum.

Must see/do at the Rodin Museum
Rodin's bronze Gates of Hell can only be seen in Philadelphia and are required viewing, if you are an art lover. The original Gates of Hell are in his museum in Paris, France.

The garden at the museum is another must. The art and the beauty of the gardens are the second biggest attraction at the museum.

Admission to the Rodin Museum
Admission is "pay what you wish." There are guidelines for donating admission, but people on a budget may attend the museum for free.

Parking and public transportation to the Rodin Museum
Limited metered parking is available on 20th and 21st Streets. Parking is also available in the Philadelphia Museum of Art garage a couple blocks away.

Food at the Rodin Museum
The museum is small and does not have a café. The Rodin Museum has neighborhood food suggestions listed on their website.

Insider tip for visitors to the Rodin Museum
For travelers who love art but are on a budget, this is the best tip around. The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) is a block from the Rodin Museum. PMA charges "what you wish admission" on the first Sunday of every month. If one can't afford to donate at all, plan to go to the Rodin Museum and PMA on the first Sunday of the month for free.

Author's bio: Stasia DeMarco is a native Philadelphian. She has been a freelance journalist and digital media specialist for 20 years.