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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, Washington Square West Tags: historic attractions, history, hospitals, pennsylvania hospital, washington square west,
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, Society Hill Tags: dolley madison house, dolley todd house, historic attractions, historic houses, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park, society hill,
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: Center City Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin Parkway / Logan Square, North Philadelphia, Temple University / North Broad Tags: architecture, benjamin franklin parkway, fairmount water works interpretive center, historic attractions, history, logan square, 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 Historic 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, 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

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,
Carpenters’ Hall

Meeting Place of the First Continental Congress

320 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Old City Tags: carpenters hall, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence mall, independence national historical park,
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,
Battleship New Jersey

Admiral “Bull” Halsey’s flagship and the nation’s most decorated battleship

62 Battleship Place Camden, NJ 08103

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Penn's Landing / Delaware River Waterfront Tags: battleship new jersey, camden waterfront, delaware river waterfront, family friendly, family friendly philadelphia, historic attractions, history, new jersey, penns landing,
Congress Hall

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

6th and Chestnut Streets Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Tags: congress hall, historic attractions, historic philadelphia, history, independence mall, independence national historical park, philadelphia,
Elfreth’s Alley The nation’s oldest continuously inhabited street

126 Elfreth’s Alley Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Center City Philadelphia, Old City Tags: elfreth's alley, historic attractions, historic houses, historic philadelphia, history, independence national historical park,
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