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Name Neighborhood Tags
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 Tags: events, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence after hours, independence national historical park, 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,
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,
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, 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,
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, 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 Tags: churches, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, old st. mary's catholic church, places of worship, sacred places,
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,
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,
The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

A walk through the birthplace of our nation

Tours meet outside the National Constitution Center 525 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park Tags: constitutional walking tour, historic philadelphia, history, tours, walking,
The Bishop White House

Mansion of the Bishop who founded the American Episcopalian Church

309 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic District Tags: bishop white house, historic attractions, historic district, historic houses, history, independence national historical park,
The Johnson House Historical Site, Inc.

A vital stop on the Underground Railroad

6306 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144

Neighborhood: North West, Germantown Tags: african american, germantown, historic attractions, historic houses, history, johnson house, quest for freedom,
Fort Mifflin

The fort that withstood the greatest bombardment of the American Revolution

82 Fort Mifflin Road Philadelphia, PA 19153

Neighborhood: West, West Philly Tags: fort mifflin, historic attractions, historic battlefields, history, military museums, west philadelphia,
Masonic Temple

A showcase of grand, almost mythical, architecture and design

One North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Center City East, Chinatown / Convention Center / Market East Tags: architecture, historic attractions, history, masonic temple, museums,
Old St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Active parish where Catholicism took root and flourished in early Philadelphia

321 Willings Alley Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Historic District, Independence National Historical Park Tags: churches, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, old st. joseph's catholic church, places of worship, sacred places,
Pennsylvania Hospital

The nation’s first hospital was co-founded by Benjamin Franklin

800 Spruce Street (enter by 8th Street entrance) Philadelphia, PA 19107

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Center City East Tags: historic attractions, history, hospitals, pennsylvania hospital,
Dolley Todd (Madison) House

Home of the woman who would become First Lady

4th and Walnut Streets (Northeast corner) Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Old City Tags: dolley madison house, dolley todd house, historic attractions, historic houses, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park,
Declaration (Graff) House

Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence here

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

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Old City Tags: declaration house, graff house, historic attractions, historic houses, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park,
Franklin’s Print Shop

Benjamin Franklin’s 18th century printing shop

320 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Old City Tags: ben franklin, franklin print shop, historic attractions, historic houses, historic philadelphia, history, history museums, museums,
Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

The nation’s first municipal water treatment center

Waterworks Drive and Kelly Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Neighborhood: North Philadelphia, Temple University / North Broad Tags: architecture, fairmount water works interpretive center, historic attractions, history, museums, philadelphia museum of art, schuylkill river, water works,
Arch Street Friends Meeting House

1804 Quaker meeting house is the largest of its kind in the world

320 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Old City Tags: arch street friends meeting house, churches, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, places of worship, sacred places,
Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site

The house where Poe wrote and published some of his greatest tales

532 N. 7th Street Philadelphia, PA 19123

Neighborhood: Tags: attractions, callowhill, edgar allen poe house, historic attractions, historic houses, history, museums,
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, Old City Tags: african american, churches, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, mother bethel, places of worship, 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, Old City Tags: christ church, churches, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, places of worship, sacred places,
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,
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, 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,
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