Welcome to Philadelphia, Philly, the city of brotherly love. Philadelphia is famous for its role in colonial America and the American Revolution. Philadelphia history includes sevral monumental events from the Continental Congress electing Benjamin Franklin the first Postmaster General of the United Colonies in 1775 to The Declaration of Independence being adopted on July 4th 1776 (the day Americans celebrate Independence Day with fireworks) to John Nixon reading The Declaration of Independence from the Observatory, State House Yard, on July 8th, 1776 to the Battles of Germantown and Red Bank during the Revolutionary War.

Come experience a modern city rich in history but leave time for Philadelphia's sports and cheesesteaks.

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Good Italian restaurants in Philly

La Famigilia on Front Street is great but does run a little pricey. Might also be a little stuffy for a get together with friends or something. Radicchio on Wood and Kristian’s at 11th and Federal. I like Kristian’s a lot, its a nice little place, very “South Philly”. In a good way, not the […]

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Over a million people each year visit the third largest museum in the U.S., the Philadelphia Museum of Art, located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street in Fairmount Park. Established in 1876 as the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, it opened to the public on May 10, 1877. Construction of a […]

Eastern State Penitentiary

John Haviland, a notable 19th century Philadelphia architect, was commissioned to design Eastern State Penitentiary in 1829. The austere exterior of the grey stone building on Fairmount Avenue between 21st and 22nd Street seems out of place in a neighborhood of parks, museums, and schools of art and design. However, Haviland’s plan for the interior […]

Academy of Music & the Philadelphia Opera

The Academy of Music, the oldest opera house in the U.S., opened with a Grand Ball and Promenade Concert in 1857. It is owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra and managed by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Officially chartered in 1852, groundbreaking for the building to be designed by Napoleon Le Brun and Gustavus […]

The National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center, a 160,000 square foot museum designed by architect Henry M. Cobb, opened on July 4, 2003 at 525 Arch Street in Philadelphia. It was established in accordance with the Constitution Heritage Act of 1998 as a means of providing for us all the interpretation and understanding of the provisions and significance […]

The Gallery at Market East

The Gallery, a four-level urban mall begins underground just east of 9th Street, running parallel beside Market Street to the concourse at 12th Street, which conveniently connects to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) rail stations at 8th, 11th, and Market East. The underground concourse also connects to the Commuter Connection of the Port Authority […]

Phildelphia Flyers NHL hockey

I still remember being a Rangers fan when the Flyers had their “Legion of Doom” line featuring Eric Lindros, John LeClair, and Mikael Renberg. They didn’t win a cup during those years, but they were always in the playoffs. I wasn’t around for the glory years of 1974-1976. The Flyers won two Stanley Cups and […]

Philadelphia Phillies MLB baseball

The Philadelphia Phillies, on the brink of becoming the first professional franchise of recording 10,000 losses, were founded in 1883. However, this is still a team worth watching. Pitcher, Cole Hamels, is a master of the art. The Phillies don’t have a lot of sluggers, but second basemen Chase Utley knoscks out 30 a year […]

Philadelphia Eagles NFL football

NFL football’s Philadelphia Eagles are best known for the enthusiasm and misbehavior of their loyal fans. The Eagles are led by head coach Andy Reid, and Jeffrey Lurie (Chairman, CEO, and Owner – a former movie producer that brought the franchise at the cost of $185 million in 1994). Current star players of Philadelphia Eagles […]

The Linc

Construction of the Linc, properly Lincoln Financial Field, began in May 2001 and was finally completed after 28 months. The State of Pennsylvania, City of Philadelphia, NFL, and the Philadelphia Eagles provided finances for the project. It cost $512 million for the construction of the Lincoln Financial Field and $139.6 million was paid for the […]

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