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There are hundreds of ways to describe Philadelphia. But the only way to really know about the region is to experience it yourself.
Come delve into history, satisfy your inner artist, dine in a funky restaurant, shop at chic and trendy boutiques and let loose in the great outdoors.
Whether it’s your first visit or you’re a long-standing fan, explore this website in order to make the most of your trip. And for the latest on all there is to see and do, visit our blog uwishunu.com.
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- Visit Paramour At The Historic Wayne Hotel To Sample The Wines Of Austria During A Guided Wine Tasting, Thursday, March 13
- The Historical Society Of Pennsylvania Presents Ancestry Day, A Full Day Of Genealogy Discussions, Workshops And More, Saturday, March 15
- Visit The Wineries Of The Brandywine Valley Wine Trail For Barrels On The Brandywine, Weekend Wine Tasting Events All March Long
- Cirque Éloize Brings A Spectacular Fusion Of Theatrical Circus Arts And Dance To The Merriam Theater With Cirkopolis, March 11-16
- The Independence Seaport Museum Hosts An Exhibition About The SS United States, A Trans-Atlantic Ocean Liner, Through September 14
- Step Afrika! Brings Its High-Energy Dance Performance To The Temple Performing Arts Center, Thursday, March 13
- Now Open: The Michener Art Museum Presents The Retrospective Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries And Crafting Modernism, Through June 1
- The Borough Of Media Introduces Its First-Ever Restaurant Week With $30 Dinner Deals At More Than 20 Restaurants In The Area, March 9-13
- The Philadelphia Union Kicks Off Its Fifth Season Of Soccer Action At PPL Park With An Irish Night Home Opener On Saturday, March 15
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Preserving and interpreting the American Jewish experience
Rising five stories above Independence Mall, in the heart of historic Philadelphia, the National Museum of American Jewish History joins Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, the Liberty Bell and other landmarks at the hallowed site of America’s birth.
Birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution
They risked everything — “their lives, their fortune and their sacred honor.” During the blistering summer of 1776, 56 courageous men gathered at the Pennsylvania State House and defied the King of England. Eleven years later, representatives from 12 states gathered to shape the U.S. Constitution, finally creating one unified nation.
Start at the Visitor Center
The Independence Visitor Center is the perfect place to begin your visit to the Philadelphia region.
Coming Soon: Sound and light show reliving America’s Revolution
The Lights of Liberty outdoor show is being completely re-imagined and is currently on hiatus.
Serenity and elegance in Fairmount Park
Enter a place of harmony and tranquility, where the large stone statue of the Buddhist deity Jizo keeps silent watch over the Shofuso in its home away from home in Fairmount Park. Explore the Pine Breeze Villa, fragrant from its tatami mats and hinoki bark roof; across the wooden bridge, a tea garden leads past lanterns to the ceremonial teahouse complex.
The largest lake in Southeastern Pennsylvania, accompanied by a 5,283-acre park
Offering more than 1,450 acres and four public launching areas, Lake Nockamixon is a popular spot for boating of all kinds, including catamarans and windsurfers. Anglers also enjoy this warm, expansive water lake, which is stocked with a variety of species.
The world’s only museum dedicated to the U.S. Constitution
The 160,000-square-foot National Constitution Center explores and explains this amazing document through high-tech exhibits, artifacts, and interactive displays. In the star-shaped Kimmel Theater, powerful music, a live actor and 360 degrees multi-media images tell the story of We the People.