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  • Christ Church Burial Ground

    Visit the graves of Benjamin Franklin and other early American leaders

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  • Christmas In Peddler’s Village

    Celebrate the holiday season at Peddler’s Village

    Good times for the whole family at Peddler's Village

    November 27 – December 28
    Visit Peddler’s Village in beautiful Bucks County to celebrate the holidays! With more than 70 specialty shops — perfect for your holiday shopping — and eight restaurants, you will love the Village’s charm and beautiful, festive decorations.

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  • City Hall

    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.

    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.

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  • City Tavern

    Colonial America is recreated at this authentic tavern in Old City

    City Tavern

    Our Founding Fathers’ favorite haunt — and the fuel-provider during the writing of the Declaration of Independence, City Tavern recreates the Colonial Philadelphia experience

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  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial

    1927 by Hermon Atkins MacNeil

    Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial

    Completed in 1927, the twin 40-foot pylons by Hermon Atkins MacNeil were intended as a gateway to Parkway gardens. Though moved to the northern edge of the square, they still function as a ceremonial entrance to the upper Parkway.

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  • Clemente Park and Playground

    An outdoor homerun

    Children cooling off at Clemente Park and Playground.

    Named for legendary baseball player and humanitarian Roberto Clemente, Spring Garden’s premier park hosts an annual “Clemente Fest” in the springtime, as well as a safe space for kids’ after-school activities.

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  • Cliveden

    A grand Germantown mansion with a fascinating — and bloody — history

    One of the most lavish mansions of its era, Cliveden is stocked with furniture and artifacts designed to evoke Colonial times.

    Now a six-acre oasis in the middle of a bustling Philadelphia neighborhood, Cliveden was an estate in the suburb of Germantown built just before the Revolutionary War by the Chew family. One of the most lavish mansions of its era, Cliveden is stocked with furniture and artifacts designed to evoke Colonial times.

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  • Clothespin

    1976 by Claes Oldenburg

    Oldenburg’s Clothespin outside City Hall

    Philadelphia’s City Hall has inspired many reactions, but perhaps none quirkier than Claes Oldenburg’s. City Hall is formal, ornate late 19th century. Oldenburg’s 45-foot steel Clothespin, directly across 15th Street, is sleek, ultramodern, whimsical. Everyone has an opinion about the Clothespin. What’s yours?

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  • Colonial Theatre

    One-of-a-kind theatre hosts art and indie films — and Blobfest

    Considered the cultural center of town, the Colonial Theatre opened its doors in 1903.

    This one-of-a-kind 658-seat auditorium presents art and independent films, classic and modern pictures and live children’s shows and concerts.

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  • Community Education Center

    Incubating artistry in West Philadelphia

    The Community Education Center is a non-profit serves as a support system for artists of all stripes, providing time, space and resources to Philly’s talented creative class.

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  • Concerts in the Park – Rittenhouse Square Summer Concert Series

    The series celebrates 24 years in 2014

    Rock out in Rittenhouse Square during the 24th annual “Concerts in the Park” series, sponsored by Philadelphia Weekly. The free concert series attracts thousands with live music from reputable local and national bands spanning musical genres from jazz to rock, country to R&B.

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  • Constitution Day

    Celebrate with special events and free admission to the Constitution Center

    Admission to the National Constitution Center is free on Constitution Day.

    Constitution Day, held at the Constitution Center in Old City, features special events, educational activities, timely constitutional conversations with federal judges and an inspiring naturalization ceremony.

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  • Core Creek Park

    A lakeside oasis amid suburban Bucks County

    Children fly a kite in the beatific Core Creek Park.

    A lakeside oasis amid suburban Bucks County

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  • Coryell’s Ferry Historic Boat Rides

    Cruise by historic New Hope aboard a Mississippi-style riverboat

    A relaxing ride aboard this paddlewheel boat offers beautiful scenery and a boats-eye view of the Delaware River’s varied wildlife.

    Cruise by historic New Hope aboard a Mississippi-style riverboat

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  • Courtyard Philadelphia South
    at The Navy Yard

    The first hotel to be located in the historic Philadelphia Navy Yard

    Courtyard Philadelphia South at the Navy Yard

    Opened in January 2014, the Courtyard Philadelphia South is the first hotel in the historic Philadelphia Navy Yard.

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  • Covenant

    1974 by Alexander Liberman

    Covenant by Alexander Liberman

    Forty-five feet high, the red tubes of Alexander Liberman’s steel structure span Locust Walk, creating a focal point for Penn’s residential area. As the title indicates, the artist wanted to convey a feeling of bonding together for a high purpose. Besides being a pioneer in large abstract sculpture, Liberman had a major impact on fashion publishing, serving as art director for Vogue and editorial director of Condé Nast Publications.

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  • Cowboy

    1908 by Frederic Remington

    Frederic Remington's Cowboy

    The only large bronze by famous Western artist Frederic Remington, the Cowboy stares toward the river while his steed shies from a precipice. Remington himself chose this dramatic setting. The work is easy to miss if you’re speeding by, but unforgettable once you’ve seen it.

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  • Crane Arts

    Warehouse space for contemporary arts

    Contemporary art flourishes at the Crane Arts building, a former plumbing warehouse that the building’s owners have restored into a haven for creative folks.

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  • Curio Theatre Company

    West Philly thespians

    The professional ensemble company dedicates itself to producing diverse and high-quality theatrical works at an affordable ticket price. Productions range from traditional Shakespeare to modern adaptations of old classics.

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  • Da Vinci Art Alliance

    Nurturing creation

    Founded in 1931 by a team of Italian-American artists, Da Vinci is a non-profit space dedicated to showcasing the best creative Philly has to offer.

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  • Declaration (Graff) House

    Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence here

    Declaration (Graff) House

    The all-important words that created a new nation were written by Thomas Jefferson at the home of Jacob Graff. Jr. Visitors can view first-floor exhibits and a short film regarding Jefferson’s endeavors at the home where he rented two second-floor rooms from Graff, a well-known bricklayer.

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  • Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

    A 165-mile trail connecting waterways, rails and trails along a historic railroad path

    A 165-mile trail connecting waterways, rails and trails along a historic railroad path

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  • Delaware Canal State Park

    The only remaining continuously intact canal of the great towpath canal building era

    Delaware Canal State Park

    Stroll through a stretch of American history at Delaware Canal State Park, a 60-mile linear park along the Delaware River from Easton to Bristol. Once trod by mule teams pulling cargo-laden boats along the canal, the towpath is used today by people looking for exercise and recreation.

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  • Delaware River Craft Brewfest

    Top breweries and live music on the waterfront at PPL Park

    Enjoy an afternoon on the Plaza at PPL Park for the inaugural Delaware River Craft Brewfest.

    Beer lovers should head to PPL Park, the home of the Philadelphia Union, for a day of craft beer on the waterfront during the inaugural Delaware River Craft Brewfest.

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  • Delhass Woods

    170 acres of walking trails and rare habitats

    170 acres of walking trails and rare habitats

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  • DesignPhiladelphia

    Philadelphia’s city-wide celebration of design and innovation

    The Design Philadelphia logo

    October 9 – 17
    Every fall, the city celebrates the historic role of design in the region while showcasing the innovation yet to come during DesignPhiladelphia.

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  • Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

    The oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the United States

    The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, a 10-day event, attracts horse lovers from around the world.

    May 21-31
    Since 1896, the Devon Horse Show has celebrated and showcased equestrians, and what began as a one-day show is now the oldest and largest multi-breed, outdoor equine show in the country.

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  • Dilworth Park

    Undergoing renovations to become one of the city’s great green spaces

    Rendering of the renovated Dilworth Plaza, opening in 2014.

    Now open
    Located at the foot of City Hall, Dilworth Park has undergone a major — and awesome — transformation into a modern and welcoming outdoor space with new plantings, lawns, a programmable fountain, a cafe with outdoor seating and two iconic glass entrances to the underground concourse.

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  • Dining Under the Stars

    Stroll, shop and dine every Wednesday in Media

    Stroll, shop and dine on State Street in Media during Dining Under the Stars.

    Every Wednesday beginning May 6
    Enjoy an alfresco evening on State Street in Media throughout the summer during Dining Under the Stars.

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  • Dinosaurs Unearthed at the
    Academy of Natural Sciences

    Come face-to-face with full-size, moving dinosaurs

    Dinosaur Hall at the Academy of Natural Sciences

    Dinosaurs Unearthed brings a stampede of life-size, roaring, moving, animatronic dinosaurs to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for an incredible family-friendly experience.

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