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20-Plus Selfie Spots and Photo Ops in Philadelphia’s Historic District

Snap eye-catching photos in Philly’s original city

As America’s first World Heritage City (as designated by the Organization of World Heritage Cities), Philadelphia’s Historic District offers a stunning setting for photos that both celebrate the past and embrace the present.

Whether you travel with a suitcase full of camera equipment or prefer your easy-to-use smartphone, it’s time to let the world see the Historic District through your personal lens.

Read on for our guide to the prime photo material – and adventures – to be had in Philadelphia’s Historic District.

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The XOXO chair at Spruce Street Harbor Park and Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest and Winterfest

What’s better than kicking back in a comfortable adirondack chair next to a picturesque river? Getting your picture taken in a giant one at Blue Cross RiverRink or at Spruce Street Harbor Park. When you need a a break from lounging in a hammock or roller skating, this photo opp should be your next stop.
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The Continental Army Muster

Selfie with a soldier, anyone?

All summer long, kids can pick up a (wooden) rifle and learn musket and marching etiquette much like the Continental Army would have engaged in during the 18th century. Snag a spot next to one of the costumed re-enactors for a great photo-op.
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John Barry Statue in Independence Square

John Barry, the father of the American Navy, stands larger than life in Independence Square, the expanse just behind Independence Hall. For a picture with the iconic clock tower in the background, say cheese in front of his statue. Or, for an added dose of fun, gaze into the distance and point to mimic Barry’s pose.
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