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  • Underground Arts

    Great things are happening below ground

    Drawing on the nascent arts community taking root in the neighborhood, architect Gary Reuben established this “incubator” for new ideas and concepts.

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  • Union Transfer

    Incredible space for alternative sounds

    The city’s newest major concert hall distinguishes itself with excellent sound and light quality, along with a stellar selection of microbrews at the three full bars and tasty vegan fare. The lineup of all-ages shows, booked by R5 Productions, includes indie, hip-hop, punk and dance acts.

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  • United States Mint

    Where pocket change and commemorative coins are made

    Front of the United States Mint in Philadelphia.

    The first U.S. Mint opened in 1792 at 7th and Arch Streets, only two blocks from the current facility; it was the first new government structure in the new country. George Washington, who lived nearby, was said to have donated his own silver to make some of the first coins. The current building, opened in 1969, is the fourth Philadelphia Mint.

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  • United States Naval Asylum

    William Strickland (1827-33 / 1844)

    When built, the United States Naval Asylum was one of the largest Greek Revival hospitals in the country, modeled after the Temple of Ilissus in Athens.

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  • Valley Forge National Historical Park

    Where the spirit of the Revolution received its sternest test

    Experience history at Valley Forge.

    With more than 3,600 acres of rolling hills and well-worn trails, Valley Forge is now a magnet for runners, bicyclists and picnickers as well as history buffs.

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  • Victor Cafe

    Italian with a side of opera

    If this looks familiar, it's because Victor Cafe was the stand-in for the fictitious “Adrienne’s” restaurant in 2006's Rocky Balboa.

    First opened in 1933, Victor Cafe is the only restaurant in Philadelphia that continues the old world tradition of waiters and waitress performing operatic arias for diners each and every night.

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  • Victorian Christmas Celebration at Pennypacker Mills

    Step back into the past for the holidays

    Prepping the tree for the holidays at Pennypacker Mills

    Take a step back in time for a Victorian Christmas celebration at historic Pennypacker Milles, the 18th-century mansion used by General George Washington as temporary headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

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  • Voltage Cafe

    Plug in for a good time

    Come for the pub grub and cheap drinks, stay for the funky hookahs and live entertainment.

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  • Vox Populi

    Callowhill’s long-running supporter of local arts

    A collectively run gallery founded in 1988, Vox Populi comprises a rotating membership of artists of multiple genres, representing the challenging and experimental edge of contemporary art. The Callowhill space hosts monthly exhibitions, gallery talks, performances, lectures and other programming.

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  • Wagner Free Institute of Science

    An unusual natural science and history museum in its original Victorian setting.

    The Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia

    An unusual natural science and history museum in its original Victorian setting

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  • Walking Fish Theatre

    Alternative regional theater

    Performers in the Walking Fish Theater.

    This non-profit embraces alternative regional theater and produces entertainment for the whole family.

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  • Walnut Street Theatre

    America’s oldest theater

    The Walnut Street Theatre

    With its centuries-old bricks attractively exposed in places, you can actually touch the theater’s history.

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  • Walnut Street Theatre Independence Theatre on 3

    Intimate variety theater, revues and plays

    Outside the Walnut Street Theatre

    These theaters are the venues for many smaller and emerging companies in the area and, thus, a place to sample fresh work.

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  • Warmdaddy’s

    Southern classics and live jazz, blues and R&B

    Warmdaddy's has a down-home vibe, a down-home Southern menu and a get-down lineup of national jazz, blues and R&B artists every night.

    Warmdaddy’s has a down-home vibe, a down-home Southern menu and a get-down lineup of national jazz, blues and R&B artists every night.

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  • Washington Avenue Pier

    Eco-friendly public space along the Delaware River Waterfront

    Climb the 55-foot-tall

    The Delaware River Waterfront continues to enhance and expand its amazing public spaces with the opening of Washington Avenue Pier.

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  • Washington Crossing Historic Park

    Where Washington made his famous trip across the Delaware

    Washington Crossing the Delaware River reenactment on Christmas Day.

    See the spot where the General George Washington’s boats quietly took the soldiers to the battles of Trenton and Princeton

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  • Washington Monument

    1897 by Rudolf Siemering

    The Washington Monument in Eakins Oval.

    In Eakins Oval a mounted George Washington is poised to lead a march down the Parkway. Allegorical figures surround his pedestal, while the lower levels portray “typical” American people and animals. Across the roadway, Auguste Kiss’s Mounted Amazon Attacked by a Panther and Albert Wolff’s The Lion Fighter flank the museum steps.

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  • Washington Square

    A leafy retreat with tree-shaded benches steps from Independence Hall

    Washington Square

    In stark contrast to today’s beautiful park setting and the lovely homes and buildings that surround it, Washington Square, during its early years, was a rather drab and melancholy place.

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  • Wawa Hoagie Day

    Celebrate Wawa Welcome America! with 4.5 tons of hoagies

    The crowd enjoys free hoagies during Wawa Hoagie Day.

    One of the tastier events taking place during the Wawa Welcome America! festival, Wawa Hoagie Day features 4.5 tons of hoagies and plenty of happy, hungry visitors.

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  • Wayne Art Center

    The Main Line’s first art center

    The Wayne Art Center comes complete with state-of-the-art studios, galleries and a gallery shop.

    Established as the first art center on the Main Line, the Wayne Art Center comes complete with state-of-the-art studios, galleries and a gallery shop.

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  • Waynesborough

    Home of Revolutionary War’s General “Mad” Anthony Wayne

    Home of Revolutionary War’s General “Mad” Anthony Wayne

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  • What We Sow

    Mural Arts Program explores the future of heirloom foods

    What We Sow examines the role of heirloom foods through an ongoing series of events.

    In anticipation of their 30th anniversary, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is looking back at its history and looking forward to the social and experimental dimension of art in public space during What We Sow.

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  • William M. Reilly Memorial

    (1938–1961)

    In 1890 General William M. Reilly of the Pennsylvania National Guard bequeathed funds for a memorial to Revolutionary War heroes. Though it took decades to raise additional money, six sculptures were eventually installed northwest of the Art Museum.

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  • Wissahickon Environmental Center

    An environmental education center at the northern tip of Fairmount Park

    An environmental education center offering trails, hands-on activities, nature programs and special events

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  • Woodmere Art Museum

    Salon-style displays of American paintings and decorative arts

    The Woodmere Museum’s building, an elegant stone mansion in the Chestnut Hill area, makes the perfect backdrop for shows of art in the realist tradition, from the 19th century to the present. Recent exhibits have featured landscape painter William Trost Richards, Susan Macdowell Eakins, and Philadelphia’s modernist icon Arthur B. Carles.

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  • World Cafe Live

    Music club, restaurant and WXPN radio studios

    Dining and music at World Cafe Live

    This multi-level venue features a casual dining/listening space, 300-person bistro-style concert room, music shop and WXPN’s radio studios.

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  • Wyck

    The Quaker way of life preserved for 300 years

    Duck into the partially hidden garden along busy Germantown Avenue for a 2.5-acre oasis of color and scent at the historic Wyck House and gardens.

    Duck into the partially hidden garden along busy Germantown Avenue for a 2.5-acre oasis of color and scent at the historic Wyck House and gardens. You’ll be whisked back to the Colonial and Victorian eras as you walk through the rose garden, vegetable garden, lawns and other plantings, many of which are direct descendents of the original 19th-century plantings.

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  • XFINITY Live! Philadelphia

    South Philadelphia’s latest dining and entertainment destination

    Artist's rendering of XFINITY Live! in South Philadelphia.

    Joining the Philadelphia Phillies, Flyers, 76ers and Eagles in South Philadelphia is the region’s latest major attraction, XFINITY Live!

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  • XPoNential Music Festival

    Three amazing days filled with great music

    Experience three amazing days of great music and family fun during the 20th annual XPoNential Music Festival on the Camden Riverfront.

    Experience three amazing days of great music and family fun during the 20th annual XPoNential Music Festival on the Camden Riverfront.

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  • Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders
    at the Barnes Foundation

    Groundbreaking new exhibition examining history, race, slavery and commerce

    Pedagogy Boy/Boy, 2003. Mannequins, Dutch wax-printed cotton, metal, wood, and fiberglass.

    The Barnes Foundation is beginning 2014 with the groundbreaking work of international artist Yinka Shonibare MBE.

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