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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,
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 19103

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Fairmount Tags: bastille day festival at eastern state penitentiary, eastern state penitentiary, events, fairmount, festivals, historic attractions, history,
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, 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 District, Historic Philadelphia, 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,
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, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park, Old City Tags: african american, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, presidents house,
Once Upon a Nation History that speaks to you

6th and Race Streets (Locations vary for each attraction) Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park, Old City Tags: historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, old city, once upon a nation, tours,
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,
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, Old City Tags: center city, historic philadelphia, history, history museums, independence national historical park, military museums, museums, new hall military museum,
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,
Independence After Hours

A sneak peek at Philadelphia’s history after hours

3rd and Chestnut Streets
Independence Living History Center
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, 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,
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 Powel House

A luxurious mid-Georgian 18th-century mansion

244 S. 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park, Society Hill Tags: historic attractions, historic houses, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, museums, powel house, society hill,
The Physick House

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

321 S. 4th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park, Society Hill Tags: historic attractions, historic houses, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, physick house, society hill,
The Philadelphia Contributionship

A compelling collection of firefighting and fire insurance memorabilia

212 S. Fourth Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

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

Philadelphia residence of the Revolutionary War’s Polish military engineer

301 Pine Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park, Society Hill Tags: historic attractions, historic houses, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, society hill, thaddeus kosciuszko national memorial,
Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church

Active parish rich with the history of early Philadelphia life

3rd and Pine Streets Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park, Society Hill Tags: churches, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, places of worship, sacred places, saint peter's episcopal church, society hill,
Saint George’s Methodist Church

Oldest continuously used Methodist church building in America

235 N. 4th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park, Old City Tags: churches, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, old city, places of worship, sacred places, saint george's methodist church,
Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Philadelphia’s first Catholic Cathedral from 1810 to 1837

252 S. 4th St. Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park, Society Hill Tags: churches, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, old st. mary's catholic church, places of worship, sacred places, society hill,
Old Pine Street (Third, Scots and Mariners) Presbyterian Church

The oldest Presbyterian church building in Philadelphia

412 Pine Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park, Society Hill Tags: churches, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, old pine street presbyterian church, places of worship, sacred places, society hill,
Mikveh Israel Congregation and Cemetery

Oldest Jewish congregation in Pennsylvania

44 N. Fourth Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park, Old City Tags: cemeteries, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, mikveh israel, places of worship, sacred places,
Germantown White House
(Deshler-Morris House)

George Washington’s White House in Germantown

5442 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144

Neighborhood: North West, Germantown Tags: deshler-morris house, germantown, germantown white house, historic attractions, historic houses, history,
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