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Second Bank of the United States

A who’s who of Revolutionary War-era portraiture

420 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Center City East, Historic Philadelphia District, Old City Tags: art, art museums, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, history museums, independence mall, independence national historical park, museums, second bank of the united states,
Elfreth’s Alley

The nation’s oldest continuously inhabited residential street

126 Elfreth’s Alley Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Center City East, Historic Philadelphia District, Old City Tags: elfreth's alley, historic attractions, historic houses, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, old city,
National Constitution Center

The world’s only museum dedicated to the U.S. Constitution

525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Center City East, Historic Philadelphia District, Independence National Historical Park, Old City Tags: american constitution, art of the american soldier, exhibitions, family friendly, for kids, historic attractions, historic district, historic philadelphia, history, independence mall, independence national historical park, museums, national constitution center, ncc, old city, open mondays, philadelphia museums, political history,
Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church

The oldest parcel of land continuously owned by African-Americans

419 S. Sixth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Center City East, Historic Philadelphia District, Society Hill Tags: african american, churches, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, mother bethel, places of worship, sacred places, society hill,
Christ Church Burial Ground

Visit the graves of Benjamin Franklin and other early American leaders

5th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Old City Tags: cemeteries, christ church burial ground, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, sacred places,
Christ Church

Where Colonial America made its break with the Church of England

20 N. American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Center City East, Historic Philadelphia District, Old City Tags: christ church, churches, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, places of worship, sacred places,
Independence Hall

Birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution

520 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Center City East, Historic Philadelphia District, Old City Tags: family friendly, family friendly philadelphia, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence hall, independence mall, independence national historical park, inhp, liberty bell,
The Liberty Bell Center

Dramatic home of the internationally known symbol of freedom

6th and Market streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic Philadelphia District, Independence National Historical Park, Old City Tags: family friendly, family friendly philadelphia, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence mall, independence national historical park, liberty bell, liberty bell center,
Powel House

A luxurious mid-Georgian 18th-century mansion

244 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Center City East, Historic Philadelphia District, Society Hill Tags: historic attractions, historic houses, historic philadelphia, history, museums, powel house, society hill,
Physick House

The 18th-century mansion of the “Father of American Surgery”

321 S. 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Center City East, Historic Philadelphia District, Society Hill Tags: historic attractions, historic houses, historic philadelphia, history, physick house, society hill,
Declaration (Graff) House

Where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence

7th and Market Streets (Southwest corner) Philadelphia, PA 19103

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Center City East, Historic Philadelphia District, Old City Tags: declaration house, graff house, historic attractions, historic houses, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park,
Congress Hall

Home of the U.S. Congress from 1790-1800

6th and Chestnut Streets Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Center City East, Historic Philadelphia District, Independence National Historical Park, Old City Tags: congress hall, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence mall, independence national historical park, philadelphia,
The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation

Commemorating the lives of nine enslaved Africans at the nation’s first executive mansion

600 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Center City East, Historic Philadelphia District, Independence National Historical Park, Old City Tags: african american, attractions, center city east, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, museums, old city, the president's house,
Once Upon a Nation
Storytelling Benches

History that speaks to you

6th and Race streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic Philadelphia District, Independence National Historical Park, Old City Tags: historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, old city, once upon a nation, storytelling benches, tours,
Independence After Hours

A sneak peek at Philadelphia’s history

1 N Independence Mall W.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Center City East, Historic Philadelphia District, Independence National Historical Park, Old City Tags: events, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence after hours, independence national historical park, old city, once upon a nation, tours,
Bastille Day Festival
at Eastern State Penitentiary

Wigs are welcome at this day-long reenactment of the French Revolution

2124 Fairmount Avenue
Eastern State Penitentiary
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Fairmount Tags: bastille day festival at eastern state penitentiary, eastern state penitentiary, events, fairmount, festivals, historic attractions, history,
Eastern State Penitentiary

Radical 19th century prison designed to create social change

22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Fairmount Tags: eastern state penitentiary, fairmount, halloween, historic attractions, historic prisons, history, museums,
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Where the spirit of the Revolution received its sternest test

1400 N. Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Neighborhood: Tags: backpacking, bicycling, boundless philadelphia, hiking, historic attractions, historic battlefields, history, jogging, montgomery county, outdoors, parks and gardens, valley forge, valley forge national historical, walking,
The Betsy Ross House

The birthplace of the American flag

239 Arch Street
The American Flag House and Betsy Ross Memorial
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic Philadelphia District, Independence National Historical Park, Old City Tags: betsy ross house, historic attractions, historic houses, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, museums, must see philadelphia, old city,
Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold in Ancient Panama

Artifacts and items from a mysterious ancient culture on display at the Penn Museum

3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

Neighborhood: University City, West, West Philly Tags: archeology, events, exhibitions, history, penn museum, winter events,
Pennsbury Manor

Explore the life and legacy of William Penn

400 Pennsbury Memorial Road Morrisville, PA 19067

Neighborhood: Tags: bucks county, group tours, historic homes, history, pennsbury manor, tours, william penn,
New Hall Military Museum

A history of America’s early aversion to, but respect for, military entanglements

320 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic Philadelphia District, Old City Tags: center city, historic philadelphia, history, history museums, independence national historical park, military museums, museums, new hall military museum, old city,
Woodford Mansion

An elegant country home in Fairmount Park

33rd & Dauphin Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19132

Neighborhood: North Philadelphia, Fairmount Park Tags: fairmount park, fairmount park houses, historic home, historic homes, historic house, historic houses, history, philadelphia, tours, woodford mansion,
The Johnson House
Historic Site, Inc.

Germantown’s vital stop on the Underground Railroad

6306 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144

Neighborhood: North West, Germantown, Mt. Airy Tags: african american, germantown, germantown ave., historic attractions, historic houses, history, johnson house, quest for freedom,
Native American Voices:
The People—Here and Now

Challenging preconceptions of Native American culture at the Penn Museum

3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

Neighborhood: University City Tags: events, exhibitions, history, museums, native american voices, penn museum, spring events, summer events, university of pennsylvania, winter events,
Washington Crossing Historic Park

Where Washington made his famous trip across the Delaware

1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977

Neighborhood: Tags: bicycling, bucks county, george washington, hiking, historic site, history, outdoors, revolutionary war, walking, washington crossing historic park,
The Franklin Fountain

Restored soda fountain featuring delicious homemade ice cream

116 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic Philadelphia District, Old City Tags: berley brothers, dessert, dining, food, franklin fountain, history, ice cream, milkshakes, old city, soda,
Visit Valley Forge

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Fun

Valley Forge, PA

Neighborhood: Tags: attractions, countryside, history, montgomery county, outdoors, shopping, valley forge, visitor information,
Tides of Freedom
African Presence on the Delaware River

Compelling new exhibition at the Independence Seaport Museum

211 S. Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA, 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Penn's Landing / Delaware River Waterfront, Society Hill Tags: african american, delaware river, events, exhibitions, history, independence seaport museum, penns landing, society hill, spring events, tides of freedom, waterfront,
Benjamin Franklin Museum

Revitalized museum dedicated to the life and legacy of America’s favorite Renaissance man

317 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic Philadelphia District, Old City Tags: attractions, benjamin franklin, benjamin franklin house, ghost house, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, museums, old city,
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