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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 12 – 22
    The eighth annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) will celebrate 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 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

    The Philadelphia Auto Show

    January 30 – February 7, 2016
    Catch a glimpse of the automotive industry’s latest creations at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the 2016 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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  • Philadelphia Cathedral

    Episcopal Cathedral recalls 4th-century Christian basilica

    The sanctuary of the Philadelphia Cathedral.

    The Church of the Savior, originally built in 1855, was redesigned by Charles Burnes, Jr., in 1889 and rebuilt in 1906 after a fire destroyed most of the original structure. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, it was named the first Cathedral of the Pennsylvania diocese in 1992. The 2002 renovation removed the pews to create space consistent with the earliest Christian buildings in design and purpose: a space for worship, community, protection and inspiration.

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  • Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

    Great artists; up close and affordable

    Internationally acclaimed pianists, singers, jazz trios, string quartets and innovative projects make up the Chamber Music Society’s incredible 60-concert season.

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  • Philadelphia Cheesesteak Festival

    Day-long celebration of city’s signature sandwich at Lincoln Financial Field

    The city's signature sandwich is in the spotlight during the inaugural Cheesesteak Festival.

    Fall 2016
    Philadelphia is finally hosting its first festival devoted entirely to the cheesesteak in October 2015. Held outside Lincoln Financial Field, the home of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Cheesesteak Festival will celebrate the city’s signature sandwich.

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  • Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

    The first festival of its kind in the Northeast U.S. comes to Philadelphia

    A 200-foot Chinese dragon is one of the many illuminated attractions at the Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square.

    April 22 – June 12, 2016
    Franklin Square is aglow this spring with more than 25 illuminated lanterns for the first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival in the Northeast United States.

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  • Philadelphia CineFest

    Philadelphia’s celebration of global filmmaking

    An 11-day festival showcasing more than 200 of the best works in independent and foreign cinema in theaters throughout Philadelphia.

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  • Philadelphia CityPASS

    Save on Philadelphia’s most popular attractions

    Philadelphia CityPASS

    Save 45% on the combined admission to four of Philadelphia’s must-see attractions with Philadelphia CityPASS, including The Franklin Institute, the Philadelphia Zoo, One Liberty Observation Deck and more.

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  • Philadelphia Eagles

    Fly, Eagles, Fly

    Philadelphia Eagles

    The team for which Philadelphia bleeds green

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  • Philadelphia Flyers

    The Orange and The Black

    The Philadelphia Flyers

    Established in 1967, the Flyers have consistently competed as one of the premier hockey teams in the NHL.

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  • Philadelphia Folk Festival

    An exciting weekend of music, food and fun on the grassy hills of Old Poole Farm

    he hills of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania come alive every summer with the sound of folk music during the long-running Philadelphia Folk Festival at Old Poole Farm near Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.

    August 14 – 16
    The hills of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania come alive every summer with the sound of folk music during the long-running Philadelphia Folk Festival at Old Poole Farm near Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.

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  • Philadelphia Folklore Project

    Listening is an artform

    Founded more than 25 years ago, the PFP works to sustain the widely varied cultural identities of its West Philly neighbors, a mission that comes to life in the form of concerts, workshops, exhibitions and education.

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  • Philadelphia International Airport

    The Gateway to Philadelphia and The Countryside®

    Philadelphia International Airport is located just seven miles from downtown Philadelphia with easy access via taxi, train, limousine and shuttle services.

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  • Philadelphia International Children’s Festival

    A family-friendly theatrical extravaganza in University City

    The Phillie Phanatic stops by the International Children's Festival in University City.

    Philadelphia International Children’s Festival brings professional theater from across the globe, created specifically for children, to the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Philadelphia International Cycling Classic

    World-famous bike race highlighting the famous Manayunk Wall

    Cyclists give it all they've got at the Manayunk Wall, which arrives at the end of the race's 12.3-mile circuit.

    June 5, 2016
    Professional and amateur cyclists alike will have the opportunity to tackle the infamous “Manayunk Wall” during the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic.

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  • Philadelphia International
    Festival of the Arts (PIFA)

    A celebration of innovation, collaboration and creativity

    The citywide Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) returns in 2016 to showcase this city’s phenomenal performing and visual arts scene.

    April 8-23, 2016
    A large-scale fire-and-sand performance, a circus built on a foundation of yarn, a traveling symphony performed in water fountains and a sprawling street fair can only mean one thing: the return of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Art.

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  • Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Adolph and Rose Levis Sports Museum

    Saluting the accomplishments of the city’s Jewish athletes

    Saluting the accomplishments of the city’s Jewish athletes

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  • Philadelphia Marathon

    One of the most historic races in the country

    Runners pass through Manayunk during the Philadelphia Marathon.

    November 18-20, 2016
    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.

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