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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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Philadelphia 76ers basketball

The Philadelphia 76ers are a legendary NBA basketball team. Also known as the Sixers, this team has had its fair share of triumphs, defeats and all the gaming drama most spectators love to see. More than that though, this team is known for their colorful game play which has left many fans dumb with excitement […]

Summer and fall Egyptian exhibitions

The Franklin Institute is displaying an exhibit – Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs from now until September 30. This is the last such exhibition in North America. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is also exhibiting some artifacts belonging to Tut and the royal family; these will be on […]

Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences, located at 19th and the Ben Franklin Parkway across from Logan Circle, is the oldest natural science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Founded in 1812 when Philadelphia was the center of a new nation on the edge of vast, unknown territory, the Academy opened to the public in 1828. Famous […]

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the oldest art museum and academy in the U.S., was first known as the Columbianum, when the first art exhibition was held there in 1795. Promoted by 71 of Philadelphia’s leading citizens including painter Charles Peale, sculptor William Rush, Charles Biddle, and George Clymer, the Academy was established […]

Independence National Historical Park

Independence National Historical Park at 143 S. Third Street covers over 40 acres, about 20 blocks, in the heart of the city. The Park is the site of numerous historical attractions and famous landmarks relating to the American Revolution and the birth of our nation including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Christ Church, Mikveh Israel […]

Avenue of the Arts in Philadelphia

The Avenue of the Arts began as a city planning project under Ed Rendell, former Mayor and present Governor of Pennsylvania, and was further developed under the guidance of the current Mayor John Street. Philadelphia, often referred to as the city of brotherly love, is also a city of interesting culture and a variety of […]

Franklin Institute & The Benjamin Franklin National Memorial

The Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, a 20’ statue of Ben Franklin, resides within the Franklin Institute. Sculpted by James Earle Fraser from 1906 to 1911, the statue of our former statesman, writer, and inventor weighs an impressive 30 tons and is seated on a 92-ton pedestal of white Seravezza marble. Dedicated in 1938 and designated […]

The National Museum of American Jewish History Philadelphia

The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH), located on Independence Mall at 55 N. 5th Street, was established in 1976. This historic location is shared with the Congregation of the Mikveh Israel, known as the Synagogue of the American Revolution, one of the first organized Jewish congregations in the U.S., which opened on July […]

South Street Philadelphia

South Street, once known as Cedar Street, runs east to west in the Center City neighborhood of Philadelphia. It began as a marketplace for the average working class to shop for fish, chicken, produce, and fruit, as well as for clothing and other household essentials. Many of these families lived above the stores and shops […]

Philadelphia Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo, located in Fairmount Park on the Schuylkill River, was the first zoo established in the U.S. Built in 1859, the official opening was delayed until 1874 due to the Civil War. Today, the Zoo is considered the major family attraction in Philadelphia, with over 1.1 million visitors each year. The 42 acres […]

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