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A top notch spot for sky-high views of Philadelphia and the surrounding region
From high atop the 57th floor of Liberty Place, visitors to the One Liberty Observation Deck will be gobsmacked by the 360° landscapes that stretch for miles while also hearing tidbits of Philadelphia’s past and its evolution into a major American city.
All-in-one center for info, tickets to Independence Hall, tips from experts and more
Start your visit to Philadelphia at the Independence Visitor Center, where you can get personalized recommendations, tickets to popular attractions, souvenirs, maps and more.
Dramatic home of the internationally known symbol of freedom
The Liberty Bell stands prominently in a glass chamber overlooking Independence Hall. Throughout the expansive, light-filled Liberty Bell Center, larger-than-life historic documents and graphic images bring the bell to life by exploring the facts and the myths surrounding it.
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.
America’s oldest farmers’ market
Established in 1892 at 12th and Arch Streets, Reading Terminal is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market. Today, this indoor foodie paradise is a one-stop shop for everything from local produce and meats to artisanal cheeses and incredibly delicious desserts and baked goods. It’s also home to the “best sandwich in America.”
Two of the most famous tourist attractions in Philadelphia
The Rocky Statue and the “Rocky Steps” — better known as the Art Museum Steps — are two of the most popular attractions in Philadelphia. Visiting the statue, running up the steps and taking a picture at the top is pretty much a must on your first visit to Philadelphia. It’s a rite of passage.
Philadelphia’s most artistic mile
Often compared to the Champs Elysées in Paris, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway stretches from Logan Circle to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and boasts many cultural institutions along its broad boulevard.
1976 sculpture by Robert Indiana
The City of Brotherly Love’s best-known landmark is LOVE itself — the Robert Indiana sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza, northwest of City Hall. Installed in 1976, LOVE was briefly snatched away in 1978, but popular demand brought it back where it belongs.
A South Philadelphia mainstay since the 19th century
The South Philadelphia mainstay, thriving since the 19th Century, is a haven for lovers of food.
The largest municipal building in the country and the finest example of the Second Empire style
City Hall is the largest municipal building in the United States, containing over 14.5 acres of floor space. It is an architectural treasure inside and out.
Revolutionary flair and classic southern cuisine
Offering brunch, lunch and dinner, The Little Lion offers American food with Southern flair just blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Center.View More
A 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, entertainment and education
A 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, entertainment and educationView More
A curated boutique of Philly-focused gifts from local artists
Philadelphia Independents is an Old City boutique selling Philly-focused gifts like jewelry, handbags and housewares — all hand-crafted by local artists.View More
A special day to discover America’s history along Germantown Avenue
Saturday, October 1, 2016View More
Revolutionary Germantown Festival celebrates the rich history of the Germantown neighborhood and features the annual reenactment of the Battle of Germantown, the only military battle ever fought within the borders of Philadelphia.
A city-wide celebration of the cinema
October 20-30, 2016View More
The Philadelphia Film Festival celebrating its 25th anniversary this fall with nearly two weeks of films, guests and special events to satisfy even the most ardent cinephile.
One of the most historic races in the country
November 18-20, 2016View More
One of the most historic races in the nation, the Philadelphia Marathon is held every November, crossing the heart of Philadelphia and some of the city’s most iconic landmarks — including Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House and the Liberty Bell.
An exciting, two-day race that draws fans from around the world
October 29-30, 2016View More
Enjoy a great fall weekend in Fairmount Park and take in a picturesque fall regatta at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, one of the longest running head races in the country.
Annual riverside celebration of the Fishtown neighborhood
Saturday, October 8, 2016View More
Celebrate fall in the Fishtown neighborhood during the annual RiverCity Fall Festival at scenic Penn Treaty Park on the Delaware River Waterfront.
Dance (or laugh) the night away at this hidden-in-plain-sight cabaret
This elegant second-floor lounge (upstairs from restaurant Creperie Beau Monde) has a u-shaped bar, curtained booths and a petite dance floor that hosts both dancers and cabaret artists.View More
Premier haunted house in Philadelphia’s historic prison
September 16 – November 5, 2016 (select dates)View More
The massive Eastern State Penitentiary — a gothic, castle-like structure in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood — is home to one of the nation’s largest and most ambitious haunted attractions, Terror Behind the Walls.
Weekend celebration of the orchard harvest in Bucks County
November 5-6, 2016View More
Apple pies, apple butter, apple cider, apple fritters, caramel apples – find these treats and more during the annual Apple Festival at Peddler’s Village.
An epic celebration of food, music and beer in Graduate Hospital every fall
October 15, 2016View More
Taking over a stretch of western South Street every autumn, Bloktoberfest brings in big bands and a bevy of craft beer providers to make for a true neighborhood festival that’s free to attend.
Food, drinks and outdoor fun on 13th Street
October 1, 2016View More
Held every autumn, the Midtown Village Fall Festival is one of Philadelphia’s premier outdoor events, featuring eight hours of tasty food, drinks, live entertainment, shopping and more.
A legendary concert promoter takes center stage in a rockin’ new exhibition
Opens September 16, 2016View More
Explore the history of legendary concert promoter Bill Graham via over 200 objects, including photos, film footage, concert posters and rock memorabilia, at the National Museum of American Jewish History.
Honoring real-life heroes and our heritage of freedom
Liberty comes to life at the National Liberty Museum in Historic Philadelphia. Discover the story real life heroes, including Jackie Robinson, Nelson Mandela, Jim Henson and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, at the museum’s interactive exhibitions and inspirational galleries.View More