12 Awesome Things to Do in
Philadelphia’s Historic District
The coolest experiences in the Historic District
In Philadelphia’s Historic District, a wealth of fun and fascinating experiences await both visitors and residents.
Of course, some of the nation’s most iconic monuments and attractions — including The Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall — sit in the city’s Historic District (which runs from 7th Street to the Delaware River and from Lombard Street to Vine Street).
But Philadelphia’s Historic District is also home to Philly-themed mini-golf and a delightful carousel (Franklin Square), delicious eats (City Tavern, cheesesteaks), a world-class waterfront park (Spruce Street Harbor Park) and so much more.
Make the most of your Philadelphia experience with our list of the can’t-miss things to do in the Historic District, below. Have you done them all?
Snap a photo in front of the Liberty Bell.
A can't-miss photo opp with a Philadelphia treasure
Tour Independence Hall, the birthplace of the United States.
Where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed
Walk the boardwalk and lounge in a hammock at Spruce Street Harbor Park.
A warm-weather waterfront destination
Grab an authentic Philly cheesesteak.
Ask Betsy Ross about the creation of the American flag at the Betsy Ross House.
The birthplace of the American flag
Ride the carousel and play Philly-themed mini-golf at Franklin Square.
Carousel rides, mini-golf, burgers and more
Interact with living history throughout the district.
Explore The President's House, the nation’s first executive mansion.
Commemorating the lives of nine enslaved Africans at the nation’s first executive mansion
Visit the Founding Fathers in Signers’ Hall at the National Constitution Center.
The world’s only museum dedicated to the U.S. Constitution
Let Once Upon A Nation regale you with true stories from the Historic District.
History that speaks to you
Get a taste — literally — of Colonial Philadelphia at City Tavern.
Colonial America is recreated at this authentic tavern in Old City
Throw a penny on Ben Franklin's grave at Christ Church Burial Ground.