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  • Pavillion in the Trees

    1993 by Martin Puryear

    Not exactly a tree house, but inspired by the notion of one, Martin Puryear’s wooden structure near the Horticulture Center allows you to stand among the treetops, 24 feet above ground. This architectural sculpture developed from the Fairmount Park Art Association’s program called “Form and Function,” which stressed artworks that serve a practical purpose.

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  • Peace Valley Lavender Farm

    Pick your own lavender — or pick up lavender home goods

    Those who imagine themselves to be dwelling carefree amidst the gentle hills of Provence can pick their own lavender, in season, at the Peace Valley Lavender Farm.

    It’s all about lavender at the Peace Valley Lavender Farm. Visitors are invited to pick their own lavender to bring home along with lavender goodies from the gift shop. The six different types of the plants are available for about $1 per ounce.

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  • Peace Valley Park

    Lake Galena, at 365 acres, is a favorite recreational spot

    Bring a picnic for a lakeside lunch, or paddle out onto the glassy waters of Lake Galena and hook a bass, walleye, catfish, bluegill or carp.

    Fourteen miles of trails are just one of the many outdoor activities that Peace Valley Park has to offer. Bring a picnic for a lakeside lunch, or paddle out onto Lake Galena and hook a bass, walleye, catfish, bluegill or carp. The bird blind at the Peace Valley Nature Center next door offers quiet observation of cardinals, woodpeckers, finches, titmice, sparrows and more.

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  • PECO Multicultural Series
    at Penn’s Landing

    Lively festivals that celebrate the city’s diversity all summer long

    The Hispanic Fiesta at Penn’s Landing is one of Philadelphia’s premier Latino events, drawing upwards of 15,000 people each day.

    Through September 25, 2016
    The PECO Multicultural Series is a popular series of diverse and free events at Penn’s Landing throughout the summer.

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  • Peddler’s Village

    Charming countryside village just one hour from Philadelphia

    Peddler's Village

    Peddler’s Village offers small town, colonial charm just one hour from Center City Philadelphia. Explore 65 independently owned and operated specialty shops, six restaurants, a 71-room inn, family-friendly attractions and exciting annual events.

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  • Peddler’s Village Peach Festival
    and Sidewalk Sale

    Weekend celebration dedicated to delicious peaches and fantastic savings

    August 13-14, 2016
    August is National Peach Month, so Peddler’s Village is celebrating with a weekend festival devoted to the sweet, juicy fruit.

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  • Penn Museum

    Unearthing the riches of the world’s cultural heritage

    A Sphinx at the University of Pennsylvania Archeology and Anthropology Museum

    If you called its 15-ton Egyptian sphinx “one in a million,” you’d be right: it is just one in a collection of nearly a million objects at the Penn Museum (also known as the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)—one of the world’s finest archaeological and anthropological museums.

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  • Penn Park

    The art of fielding

    The beautiful green space at Penn Park in University City.

    A beautiful green area situated between Penn’s campus and the Schuylkill River waterfront, Penn Park features open space and recreational facilities available to the public from 6 a.m. to midnight.

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  • Penn Treaty Park

    Historic spot of peace along the Delaware River

    Penn Treaty Park in Northern Liberties.

    According to legend, Pennsylvania founder William Penn signed his treaty of peace with the local Lenape tribe under an elm tree just off the Delaware River in 1683.

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  • Penn’s Landing

    A hub of family-friendly activity throughout the year

    Every Thursday night in July and August, a different film will be screened outdoors on a big screen at Penn's Landing.

    The Delaware River Waterfront, just a short walk from Old City and Historic Philadelphia, hosts family-friendly attractions and events all year long.

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  • Pennsbury Manor

    Explore the life and legacy of William Penn

    Follow in the footsteps of Pennsylvania’s founder and visionary of Philadelphia, William Penn, at Pennsbury Manor.

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  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

    A masterful collection of American art housed in a historic Center City building

    Gallery in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

    A jewel nestled in the heart of Center City, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) hosts vast collection of American art boasts treasures by local and national luminaries such as Charles Willson Peale (founder of the Academy), Thomas Eakins (who taught here), and Violet Oakley.

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  • Pennsylvania Ballet

    More than 50 years of breathtaking performances

    Company Member Caralin Curcio in Jorma Elo’s Pulcinella.

    Captivating and inspiring, The Pennsylvania Ballet ranks as one of America’s foremost regional ballet companies. Each new season brings a combination of classical performances, world premieres and timeless traditions, including the beloved holiday performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.

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  • Pennsylvania Ballet Presents
    George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

    Philadelphia holiday tradition with Pennsylvania Ballet

    Pennsylvania Ballet dancers perform

    December 9-31, 2016
    This holiday season, celebrate one of Philadelphia’s greatest family traditions with the Pennsylvania Ballet’s performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ at the Academy of Music.

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  • Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair

    From common objects come masterpieces of artistic expression

    For the second year in a row, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will present the fall version of the Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair.

    October 7-9, 2016
    For the third year in a row, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will present the Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair, a vibrant and festive event celebrates the work of the innovative craftspeople who take everyday, functional items and transform them into masterpieces of artistic expression that still remain useful.

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  • Pennsylvania Hospital

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

    Pennsylvania Hospital

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

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  • Pennsylvania Railroad War Memorial

    1950 by Walker Hancock

    Dedicated to Pennsylvania Railroad employees who died in World War II, Walker Hancock’s monument does far more than honor one company’s personnel. Set against the tall columns of 30th Street Station, the sculpture transcends time and place. A looming bronze figure of the archangel Michael gently raises a dead soldier from the flames of war. With Michael’s wings reaching toward the heavens, the work’s intensely vertical shape reinforces its theme. You may remember this sculpture from the film Witness.

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  • Pennsylvania Veterans Museum

    An interactive museum dedicated to the legacy of U.S. veterans

    Pennsylvania Veterans' Museum

    An interactive museum dedicated to preserving and protecting the legacy of U.S. veterans

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  • Pennypack Preserve

    More than 700 acres of natural meadows and woodlands

    More than 700 acres of natural meadows and woodlands

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  • Pennypacker Mills

    Get a glimpse of Pennsylvania’s past

    Scenes from a Civil War reunion at Pennypacker Mills

    A tour of this colonial-revival mansion brings back early 20th-century middle-class living, but harkens to America’s glorious colonial past.

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  • People’s Light and Theatre Company

    Excellent professional theater offering classical and contemporary plays

    People's Light and Theatre Company

    Located in an idyllic suburban setting, People’s Light & Theatre Company boasts two “black box” theaters, one large and one small, as well as a lovely restaurant in a old farmhouse.

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  • Peter Wentz Farmstead

    An authentic, working 18th-century Pennsylvania German farm

    Get a glimpse of life on an 18th-century working farm, where the crops and the livestock are much the same as they would have been when the early Pennsylvania Germans first established this homestead. Learn how the farmers shear wool from sheep, visit with craftspeople producing the finished product and see open-hearth cooking in the summer kitchen.

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  • Philadanco

    Pattern is movement

    Dancers of Philadanco perform.

    With a mission to celebrate African-American traditions in dance, Philadanco galvanizes a rich cross-section of Philadelphia’s performing-arts community.

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  • Philadelphia 76ers

    Go Sixers!

    Philadelphia 76ers

    Philadelphia’s home team takes the court.

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  • Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

    Philly honors Asian American films and filmmakers

    The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival screens films celebrating Asian-American filmmakers and actors at locations throughout the city, including International House.

    November 10-20, 2016
    The ninth annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) celebrates Asian American films and filmmakers via screenings of documentaries and feature films, panels, discussions, parties and much more.

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  • Philadelphia Athletics Museum and Library

    Fans memorialize their well-loved, long-departed team

    The Philadelphia A’s, the city’s American League team and the 1929 World Series champions, left town for Kansas City in 1954. In 1996, faithful fans formed the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society and found this storefront in downtown Hatboro, a half-hour north of Center City Philadelphia, to house their memorabilia.

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  • Philadelphia Auto Show

    It’s bumper to bumper excitiement at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

    The Philadelphia Auto Show

    January 28 – February 5, 2017
    Catch a glimpse of the automotive industry’s latest creations at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the 2017 Philadelphia Auto Show.

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  • Philadelphia Black Pride Celebration

    Promoting unity among African-American sexual minorities

    Philadelphia brings together people of different races, ethnicities and sexual orientation during the annual Philadelphia Black Pride celebration.

    April 28 – May 1, 2016
    Philadelphia brings together people of different races, ethnicities and sexual orientation during the Annual Philadelphia Black Gay Pride celebration, a growing tradition that continues to influence and educate the community.

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  • Philadelphia Book Festival

    Celebration of the joy of reading

    Philadelphia Book Festival logo

    Now in its eighth year, the annual Philadelphia Book Festival hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia is a city-wide celebration of the written word.

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  • Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale

    Guided by voices

    Performing since the ‘60s, the Philadelphia Boys Choir joins youths from a diversity of socio-economic backgrounds to come together over a shared passion for song.

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