Once home to the founding fathers, Philadelphia is
the birthplace of the United States and the site of the signing of
the Declaration of Independence. Most of the city's tourism
revolves around these historic events and sites, while the Philly
Cheese Steak shouldn't be underestimated.
Top attractions in Philadelphia include the Liberty
Bell, a symbol of freedom across the country, and Independence
Hall. The National Constitution Center boasts a number of
historical exhibitions, while Franklin Court is the former location
of Benjamin Franklin's house.
Elfreth's Alley is the oldest residential street in
the USA, while Christ Church, founded in 1695, is where many of the
country's leader are buried. However, this is just a smattering of
what the city has to offer and sightseers will have their hands
The Philadelphia CityPass saves visitors about 45% on
admission to some of the city's top attractions, with the added
bonus of allowing holders to skip entrance queues. The pass costs
about $55 for adults and purchasable online via the official
Independence National Historical Park
On 8 July 1776, the Liberty Bell at Independence Hall summoned citizens to hear the first reading of the Declaration of the Independence. Today, the building stands proudly and is revered as the birthplace of the American nation.
The Independence National Historical... see full details
Franklin Institute Science Museum
One of Philadelphia's most frequented museums, the Franklin Institute on Benjamin Franklin Parkway opened in 1934 and fast became recognised for its innovative and imaginative exhibits, demonstrating the influence of science in our lives.
The museum complex divides into various sections. Firstly, the... see full details
Philadelphia Museum of ArtEstablished in the 1870s, the elegant Philadelphia Museum of Art houses a permanent collection of more than 225,000 works in 200 galleries. The museum is recognised as being one of the finest art collections in the USA. Exhibits include not only magnificent paintings, but... see full details
The part of the Independence National Historical Park between 3rd and 4th Street is where the home of Benjamin Franklin once stood. While the actual house no longer exists, a 54-foot-high (16m) steel skeleton ghost structure covers the remaining courtyard.
It provides a... see full details
Philadelphia ZooPhiladelphia Zoo opened in 1874, the first of its kind in the USA. Today, it's one of the world's most renowned zoological gardens, replete with animal exhibits, award-winning education and conservation programmes, recreational opportunities, and scientific accomplishments. More than one million visitors flock to this... see full details
Please Touch MuseumThe Please Touch Museum is located in Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park and is a shining example of what must be one of the rarest cultural attractions anywhere in the world: a museum where children are actually encouraged to lay their hands on... see full details
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