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Philadelphia is the sixth largest city in United States and the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania with population of 1.5 million. The city is rich in history with many significant historic site including the place where the Declaration of Independence was signed, first US Mint and the famous Liberty Bell.

Places to See

  • Historic - Church: Arch Street United Methodist Church, Christ Church, Christ Church Burial Ground, Gloria Dei Church, Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, Old St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Philadelphia Cathedral, Rodeph Shalom Synagogue, Saint George’s Methodist Church, Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church.
  • Historic: Arch Street Friends Meeting House, *Bryn Athyn, Carpenters’ Hall, Cliveden, Congress Hall, Declaration House, Dolley Todd (Madison) House, Eastern State Penitentiary, Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site, Elfreth’s Alley, Fort Mifflin, Franklin’s Print Shop, Germantown White House, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Independence Hall, Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries, Mikveh Israel Congregation and Cemetery, Second Bank of the United States, *Stephen Girard Collection, Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial, The Bishop White House, Germantown, The Johnson House Historical Site, The Liberty Bell Center, The Library Company of Philadelphia, The Powel House, United States Mint, *Valley Forge National Historical Park, *Washington Crossing Historic Park, *Washington Square, *Waynesborough.
  • Museums - Art: *Abington Art Center, *Museum of Mourning Art, James A. Michener Art Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rodin Museum, *The Barnes Foundation, Woodmere Art Museum.
  • Museums - Culture: African American Museum, American Philosophical Society Museum, American Swedish Historical Museum, National Museum of American Jewish History, Glencairn Museum, Mummers Museum, Polish American Cultural Center
  • Museums - Science & Nature: *American Helicopter Museum, Chemical Heritage Foundation,The Academy of Natural Sciences, The Wagner Free Institute of Science, The Franklin Institute, *Mütter Museum,The Philadelphia Insectarium, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Adolph and Rose Levis Sports Museum.
  • Museums: *Battleship New Jersey, Civil War and Underground Railroad Museum of Philadelphia, Fireman’s Hall, *Fonthill Museum, Independence Seaport Museum, *Mercer Museum, National Constitution Center, National Liberty Museum, New Hall Military Museum, *Pennsylvania Veterans Museum, Philadelphia Athletics Museum and Library, Please Touch Museum, Shoe Museum, *Sanderson Museum, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, The Grundy Museum, The Mario Lanza Museum, The Philadelphia Doll Museum, The Atwater Kent Museum, The Rosenbach Museum and Library.
  • Farms & Orchards: *Linvilla Orchards, *Peter Wentz Farmstead
  • Gardens: *Camden Children’s Garden, *Jenkins Arboretum, *John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, *Longwood Gardens, Morris Arboretum, *Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Shofuso – The Japanese House and Garden, Tyler Arboretum.
  • Parks & Gardens: Fairmount Park, Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, Franklin Square, *French Creek State Park, *Historic Yellow Springs, *Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary, *Marsh Creek State Park, *Mt. Cuba Center, *Neshaminy State Park, *Nockamixon State Park, *Norristown Farm Park, *Pennypack Preserve, *Ridley Creek State Park, *Ringing Rocks Park, Rittenhouse Square, Sadsbury Woods Preserve, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Schuylkill River Trail.
  • Zoos & Aquariums: *Adventure Aquarium, *The Elmwood Park Zoo, Fox Chase Farm, Philadelphia Zoo

Event

  • Spring: *Brandywine River Blues Festival, Dining Out For Life, Fairmount Arts Crawl, *Festival of Fountains, First Friday, Free Library Festival, *Kutztown Folk Festival, Macy’s Flower Show, Philadelphia International Children’s Festival, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, Philagrafika, Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival, Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, Sorrento Cheese 9th Street Italian Market Festival, *Strawberry Festival at Peddler’s Village, The Cherry Blossom Festival, The Roots Picnic.
  • Summer: Hispanic Fiesta, Bastille Day Festival, Bloomsday at the Rosenbach, Caribbean Festival, Concerts in the Park – Rittenhouse Square, *Concerts Under the Stars, Feria del Barrio, July 4th: Festival, Concert and Fireworks, *Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, Manayunk Arts Festival, Odunde Festival, PECO Multicultural Series at Penn’s Landing, Pennsylvania Dutch Festival, Screenings Under The Stars, Summer Concert Series at Penn’s Landing, Summer Solstice Celebration, Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival, Taste of Philadelphia, West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival, *Xponential Music Festival.

Shopping and Dinning

  • Shopping: Franklin Mills Mall, *King of Prussia Mall, Macy’s Center City, *Philadelphia Premium Outlets

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http://www.visitphilly.com

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