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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,
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,
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,
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,
Paul Robeson House Museum

Historic home of local Civil Rights leader

4951 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139

Neighborhood: Tags: african american, attractions, historic houses, history, museums, paul robeson, paul robeson house museum, spruce hill, west philadelphia,
New Africa Center/Muslim American Museum & Archive

First Western Islamic museum of its kind

4243 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Neighborhood: Tags: culture, history, museums, muslim american museum and archive, new africa center, religion, spruce hill,
Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy

Fill your history prescription

600 S. 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Neighborhood: Tags: history, history of pharmacy, marvin samson center, medical museums, museums, philadelphia college of pharmacy,
Pennypacker Mills

Get a glimpse of Pennsylvania’s past

5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA 19473

Neighborhood: Tags: historic attractions, historic houses, historic pennsylvania, history, montgomery county, pennypacker mills,
Waynesborough

Home of Revolutionary War’s General “Mad” Anthony Wayne

2049 Waynesborough Rd.
Paoli, PA 19301

Neighborhood: Tags: architectural interest, chester county, colonial, for kids, historic attractions, historic battlefields, historic houses, history, military museums, museums, philadelphia and the countryside, waynesborough,
The Grundy Museum

Victorian-era home of Senator Joseph R. Grundy

610 Radcliffe Street
Bristol, PA 19007

Neighborhood: Tags: architectural interest, bristol, bucks county, grundy museum, historic houses, historical attractions, history, libraries and literature, museums, philadelphia and the countryside,
Hopewell Furnace
National Historic Site

An early American “Iron Plantation” — a forerunner of today’s iron and steel industries

2 Mark Bird Lane
Elverson, PA 19520

Neighborhood: Tags: boundless, chester county, historic sites, history, hopewell furnace national historic site, museums, open mondays, outdoors, parks and gardens, philadelphia and the countryside, walking,
The Annual Center City House Tour

A delight for the architecturally inclined

18th and Locust Streets
Rittenhouse Square Vacinity
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Neighborhood: Tags: center city, historic houses, history, the annual center city house tour, tours,
The Philadelphia Contributionship

A compelling collection of firefighting and fire insurance memorabilia

212 S. Fourth Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic Philadelphia District, Independence National Historical Park, Society Hill Tags: historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, museums, philadelphia contributionship,
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