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Outdoor oasis on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Located on Logan Square in front of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Sister Cities Park is a welcoming space featuring a brand new café, boat pond, educational garden and commemorative fountain.View More
A complex chapter in American history examined at the National Constitution Center
Take a look at the lives of six slave families who were among hundreds of slaves that lived and worked for one of our country’s Founding Fathers during Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello, a powerful exhibition at the National Constitution Center.View More
An inclusive attitude and progressive exhibitions
There’s no strict approach at Slingluff — the gallery showcases work from artists of all media, both local and national, consistently earning nods for its open-minded approach to exhibition.View More
Redefining the public and political spectrum
This internationally recognized non-profit cultural center hosts exhibitions and programs with a socio-political focus.View More
Civil war memorial with a romantic side
The Smith Memorial commemorates Pennsylvania’s military heroes of the Civil War.View More
1954 by Jacob Epstein
The elongated figures of Jacob Epstein’s Social Consciousness suggest sympathy, tenderness and sorrow for human suffering.View More
If it warms you up and you eat it with a spoon, chances are there’s a killer version of it being served at Soup Kitchen Cafe.View More
Massive outdoor street party to celebrate the season
May 7, 2016View More
Get outside and celebrate the season during the fourth annual South Street Spring Festival. Held on the first weekend in May, the FREE outdoor festival brings thousands to South Street for a day of food, music and family-friendly fun.
Hosting art exhibtions and acupuncture services
One of the latest additions to Frankford Avenue’s arts corridor, Space 2033 is a true artistic catchall.View More
Cruise the Delaware River in style
For three decades, the Spirit of Philadelphia has provided a unique combination of dining, dancing, entertainment and incredible skyline views on the Delaware River.View More
1981 by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
Knowing that Ben Franklin had founded the university, and noticing that a nearby statue depicted him as somewhat plump, they imagined that Ben had popped a button.
The button would have fallen to the ground and been broken by students’ feet. Thus the sculptors created a massive aluminum “split” button for the plaza in front of the main library.”View More
Longwood Gardens’ celebration of spring
April 2 – June 3, 2016View More
At Longwood Gardens, tulips, dogwoods, wisteria, native azaleas, columbines, snapdragons, bluebells and more herald spring’s arrival both indoors and out during the Spring Blooms display, on view through May 31. Breathe in the fresh air and relish the beauty of the gardens, where every day something new bursts into bloom.
The waterfront, hammock-filled haven returns with full strength
Now openView More
Blockbuster waterfront attraction Spruce Street Harbor Park returns for its third year, bringing an ultimate hangout – and hammock-lounging – spot to the Delaware River Waterfront.
William Strickland (1822-23)
St. Stephen’s Church is the only surviving example of architect William Strickland’s Gothic style.View More
1990 by Brower Hatcher
This mysterious sculpture by Brower Hatcher makes you think about the changes in civilization from past to present to future.View More
William Penn’s powerful agent-secretary, James Logan, made Stenton his country seat
Ben Franklin thought it was worth the trip to Germantown’s Stenton, one of the grandest houses of its time. Original hardwood floors, enormous multi-paned windows, 18th-century furniture, huge fireplaces, icehouse and a barn with pre-industrial agricultural tools can be found on a tour of the early Georgian-style estate of James Logan, secretary to Pennsylvania founder William Penn.View More
The treasures of a man of good taste and good deeds
The treasures of a man of good taste and good deedsView More
1887 by John J. Boyle
In this handsome bronze, an axe-wielding Native American woman carries one of her young children while another crouches beside her. At her feet lies a dead animal, probably a bear cub, and she scans the path ahead for further danger. Remarkably, this 19th-century sculpture reflects few of the cultural stereotypes common at the time.View More
Strawberries as far as the eye can see
May 21-22, 2016View More
Celebrate spring at the annual Strawberry Festival at Peddler’s Village, where festive foods, children’s activities, pie-eating contests and a lively lineup of family entertainment are just some of the weekend’s exciting attractions.
Multi-purpose performance space and yoga studio
Art shows and performances take place often inside this 5,000-square-foot yoga and dance studio.View More
Fun and games on the Delaware River
SugarHouse Casino, the first casino in Philadelphia, is located on the picturesque Delaware River waterfront. This premier gaming and entertainment destination, open 24/7, offers a complimentary mix of table games, slots, restaurants and a VIP Lounge.View More
Outdoor concerts on the Delaware River Waterfront all summer long
All summer long, Penn’s Landing is home to exciting live music on the Delaware River Waterfront.View More
The 25th annual 5K run/walk to fight breast cancer
May 10View More
This Mother’s Day, the Philadelphia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure invites everyone in the Delaware Valley and beyond to celebrate 25 years of fighting to end breast cancer at the annual Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure.
1924 by Alexander Stirling Calder
The center of Logan Square belongs to a popular fountain sculpture by Alexander Stirling Calder, son of the City Hall artist. Designed with architect Wilson Eyre, the work memorializes Dr. Wilson Cary Swann, founder of the Philadelphia Fountain Society.View More
Unparalleled collections exploring Quakers, peace and literature
Friends Historical Library originated with a gift in 1871, when Anson Lapham created a collection “exclusively for matters pertaining to friends.” With additional acquisitions related to Quaker activity in literature, science, business, and government, the Friends Historical Libary’s holdings grew to more than 39,000 books, 2,500 microfilm reels, 4,000 volumes of Quaker Meeting records, 275 manuscript collections, pictures and artifacts.View More
PLEASE NOTE: Concert and Fireworks Show will be held on Sunday, June 28
Sunday, June 28, 2015View More
In celebration of the Tall Ships Festival and beginning of Philadelphia’s week-long Independence Day celebration, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is hosting a patriotic concert followed by a massive, FREE fireworks show on Sunday, June 28, 2015.
Preserving everyday life – and a few special highlights
Temple’s premise is simple: wealth is at hand. Founder Russell Conwell spread the word in his signature sermon, “Acres of Diamonds,” a parable of a man whose worldwide search for riches ends in failure. Digging the man’s grave on his own land, his family finds he owned acres of diamonds all along. This people’s university extends Conwell’s message and mission with its special collections.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.
Philadelphia residence of the Revolutionary War’s Polish military engineerPhiladelphia residence of the Revolutionary War’s Polish military engineer. View More
The world’s largest indoor flower show
March 5-13, 2016View More
An annual blockbuster event, the Philadelphia Flower Show attracts more than 260,000 people to the Pennsylvania Convention Center for impressive large-scale gardens, landscapes and floral creations.