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A new craft beer haven
With an eight-tap bar, dartboard, foosball table and local art installations, this new craft beer haven entices both Fishtowners and visitors.View More
A natural habitat for Pennsylvania’s native plants
Bring your binoculars with you to Bowman’s, a hilltop preserve where more than 1,000 species of native perennial woodland wildflowers, trees, shrubs and ferns draw an array of birds. Take the seasonal bloom guide as you follow the trails that link woodland, meadow and dry upland habitats — the grounds beautifully showcase the wondrous diversity of plants native to Pennsylvania in a 100-acre natural landscape.View More
The peacefully preserved remains of one of Washington’s few defeats
Most preserved battlefield sites memorialize winning fights, but the Revolutionary Army actually lost ground at Brandywine. Still, the rolling hills of Brandywine Battlefield Park serve as a memorable addition to any Revolutionary War tour of the Philadelphia area. George Washington used the Benjamin Ring House for his headquarters before the battle, and though the house burned in the 1930s, it is now preserved to be what it looked like in 1777.View More
Art and nature come together in a scenic riverside setting
It’s hard to imagine a more bucolic place in which to explore art than the Brandywine River Museum of Art run by the Brandywine Conservancy on a nature preserve. As you stroll its galleries, remember that the very settings which inspired much of the art on view — rolling hills, snowy drifts, and, always, the river — surround you. For many, this landscape, at once rough and gentle, has become synonymous with Andrew Wyeth, whose work is exhibited here in abundance.View More
Celebrate the 2015 vintage along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail
October 4 to 5View More
As summer turns to fall, it’s harvest time at the region’s wineries. Last year’s crop is already turning into wine and, once again, it’s time to celebrate the harvest in the Brandywine Valley.
The intersection of art and technology
Breadboard is a facility designed to push the boundaries of hands-on creative innovation in a state-of-the-art workshop environment.View More
Art, food, music and more right on Girard Ave.
May 30View More
The annual Brewerytown Spring Festival transforms the 2600 to 2800 blocks of West Girard Avenue into a colorful and tasty street festival celebrating art, food and music.
Literary retreat on Fabric Row
Rare first-edition poetry tomes and brand-new graphic novels populate the wooden shelves of this Fabric Row shop. With creaky floors and a quiet atmosphere, it’s a great spot to discover a fondness for Edward Gorey or to rediscover that once-obsessed-over children’s book.View More
Award-winning entertainment just off the Delaware River
Since 1986, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bucks County’s premier professional regional theater, has provided award-winning entertainment, including dramas, comedies, musicals and world premieres.
Housed in a renovated movie house, the 300-seat theater has brought some of the biggest names in theater to Bucks County, including Gregory Peck, Micki Grant and Adrian Pasdar.View More
Cathedral for the General Church of New Jerusalem (New Church)
The Church of New Jerusalem (New Church) was formed in England in the late 1700’s, to worship using the Old and New Testaments and Writings which interpret the Bible as parable (written by Swedish philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg). In the late 1800’s, a Philadelphia New Church congregation moved out of the city to Bryn Athyn. Principal patron John Pitcairn financed the construction of the Cathedral, which was dedicated in 1919.View More
A place for serious purpose and peaceful reflection
Philadelphia railroad barons put a line through and renamed dusty, rural Humphreyville, Bryn Mawr. The college was founded in 1885, and an image was reversed. Observers noted how “striking Gothic architecture and rolling landscape foster a sense both of serious purpose and of peaceful reflection.” Bryn Mawr’s collections are comprised of literature, women’s studies, the college, history, travel and exploration, art of the book, and art.View More
DJs, belly dancing, hookahs and more
A night at the Bside Lounge, shared with Barra Italian Restaurant in Old City, might consist of a lot of things: guest DJs spinning Medina-flavored fusion along with house and techno music, belly dancers accompanied by live percussionists, or a hookah shared with friends.View More
The nation’s only agriculturally based National Historic Landmark
The nation’s only agriculturally based National Historic LandmarkView More
Weekend celebration of the creepy, crawly world of insects
August 8 – 9View More
Squash your qualms about the creepy, crawly world of insects during Bug Fest at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
George Howe’s last major commission
Designed with Louis McAllister Jr., this simple modern structure was built as the offices and production plant for the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin newspaper.View More
The meeting place
A true reflection of Cedar Park’s diverse population and collaborative energy, the Calvary Center plays host to faith-based gatherings, community groups, music, theater, radio and more.View More
Discover the natural world
Discover the natural world on the Delaware River Waterfront at the Camden Children’s Garden.View More
Baseball on the Delaware River waterfront
Baseball on the Delaware River waterfrontView More
A day of discounts, giveaways, entertainment and free admission to museums
September 12, 2015View More
College students return to Philly in grand fashion during Campus Philly CollegeFest on Saturday, September 12.
More than 25 delectable choices of gelato and sorbet will make it impossible to resist
Everyone is raving about the gelato at Capogiro, from Town and Country and Oprah’s O Magazine to Food and Wine and the New York Times.View More
The South Philly outpost of Philadelphia’s own gelato oasis
The fourth location of this Philly-based gelateria empire combines Italian cafe classics—from the rich, inventive gelato made with locally grown ingredients to the expertly crafted espresso—with a charming, old-fashioned dining room. In warmer months, patrons take advantage of outdoor seating in the quiet and quaint backyard patio.View More
The sights and sounds of the Caribbean converge on Penn’s Landing
August 16View More
Travel to the Islands without leaving Philadelphia for the annual Caribbean Festival at Penn’s Landing Great Plaza. This free festival of Caribbean traditions, music and food is a culturally rich celebration of 14 Caribbean Islands featuring a collage of sights, sounds, aromas and tastes.
Meeting Place of the First Continental CongressView More
The largest Catholic church in Pennsylvania
Opened in 1864, the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter of Paul serves as the principal or Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as it houses the chair or “cathedra” of the Archbishop.View More
One of the oldest African-American literary events in the country
Through May 31View More
Now in its 31st year, the Celebration of Black Writing is one of the oldest African-American literary events in the country. Hosted by Art Sanctuary, the month-long celebration features events appealing to all ages, backgrounds and interests.
Frank Furness (1876)
Centennial Bank, restored by Drexel University, includes such typical Furness devices as squat columns, pointed windows, and decorative brick patterns.View More
Nearly 120 restaurants offering three-course meals from $20-35
Fall 2016View More
Center City District Restaurant Week welcomes diners with delicious, budget conscious meals at nearly 120 restaurants from $20-35.
Happiest hours all summer long
Through September 2, 2015View More
Happy hour is more joyful in the summer thanks to Center City District Sips, when over 90 bars and restaurants offer discounted drinks and appetizers every Wednesday evening.
Day-long celebration of jazz in Philadelphia
April 25View More
Spend the day relaxing with live jazz during the fourth annual Center City Jazz Festival. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the day-long festival features 16 bands performing at four Center City venues.
Preserving for researchers the venerable history of Jewry
More often than not, libraries are dispersed at the demise of their host institutions. When Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning failed, its library became an exception. Thanks to the late philanthropist Walter Annenberg, the library founded by 19th century Philadelphian Moses Aaron Dropsie was kept intact in a new research facility. A few years later the collection joined the University of Pennsylvania.View More