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Philadelphia: Attractions and Things to do

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1 Independence Hall
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Rank: 1 About 55

Independence Hall, built in 1753 was previously known as the Pennsylvania State House and was the meeting place of the congress. The constitution of the United States and the declaration of independence were both...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Center City East
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


2 The National Liberty Museum
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Rank: 2 About 55

The National Liberty Museum is dedicated totally for defusing the violence and bigotry and celebrates the heritage of freedom in America. This museum offers around 76 exhibits and 179 works of contemporary art. There are also stories...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 321 Chestnut Street
Type: Museums


3 Mantua
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Rank: 3 About 55

The Mantua neighborhood restaurants in West Philadelphia offer an eclectic mix of dining cuisine including Cuban, American, Mexican and Asian, among others.  For the rum drink of your choice, Cuba Libre offers the largest...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


4 One Liberty Place
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Rank: 4 About 55

A 61-story and matching twin 58-story shining sapphire blue glass and steel skyscraper loom above the city of Philadelphia called One Liberty Place.  Located in Center City across from Philadelphia’s City Hall,...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Address: 1650 Market Street
Type: Stores and shopping malls


5 Academy of Music
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Rank: 6 About 55

An amazing crystal chandelier measuring 5000 pounds and 50 centimeters in circumference is an impressive work of art that hangs over the inside theatre at the Academy of Music, the oldest opera house in the United States dating back to...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Address: 1420 Locust Street, Philadelphia
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


6 Memorial Hall
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Rank: 7 About 55

Memorial Hall is literally a glowing symbol and the only remaining building from the United States Centennial Celebration in 1876.  An high iron-and-glass copper dome tops the hall and shines for miles.  Inside is the...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


7 Rittenhouse Square
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Rank: 8 About 55

Rittenhouse square is a gorgeous and romantic spot alive with history, people and popular trendy restaurants and shops.  Named after astronomer/clockmaker David Rittenhouse back in the early 1800s, the park in the heart...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Address: 1801 Walnut Street
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


8 Walking Tours
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Rank: 9 About 55

Everybody knows that Americans are really proud of their country, and have a great patriotic instinct.

Reviewed by: Feeladelphia Walking Tours
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Type: Tours


9 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
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Rank: 10 About 55

Both the exterior and the interior of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts could easily be considered masterpieces onto themselves alone.  Designed by Frank Furness, the exterior is a work of art in itself with its lavish...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Address: 118-128 N. Broad Street
Type: Museums


Schuylkill Park
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Rank: 11 About 55

Take a walk, bike, throw around a baseball, play catch with your dog and enjoy a picnic all on the banks of the Schuylkill River.  A colorful garden and tree-lined walkways are only part of the beauty of this Philadelphia...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Parks and gardens


10 St. Mark's Episcopal Church
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Rank: 12 About 55

The history and beauty of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church is impressive.  Start with the sounds of the eight church bells in the bell tower that ring out to welcome all worshippers.  Then enter through...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


11 Walnut Hill
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Rank: 13 About 55

Start your day at the Brown Sugar Bakery and Café and indulge in their currant rolls or one of their wraps.  Don’t forget to try their Coconut Cake or Black Cake soaked in Rum among other freshly-baked goodies. ...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


12 Philadelphia Masonic Temple
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Rank: 14 About 55

Printing plates once used by President George Washington, artifacts from President Benjamin Franklin and a Free Mason’s apron are among the fascinating details featured at The Masonic Temple Museum located...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


13 Fishtown
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Rank: 15 About 55

Those who want to experience the working-class feel of Philadelphia should stop in the neighborhood which was at one point thought to be named Fishtown by writer Charles Dickens who visited Fishtown in the...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


14 Bourse
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Rank: 16 About 55

The Bourse Building is the perfect place to pick up a variety of trinkets and souvenirs representing Philadelphia and its profound history including Liberty Bell souvenirs. The building, which today houses 24...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Stores and shopping malls


15 Founder's Hall
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Rank: 17 About 55

Founder’s Hall designed by the architect who later drew up the plans for the United States Capitol building’s domes is located on the 43-acre Girard College campus.  The Greek Revival architecture is prevalent in the style...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


Glamour Night
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Rank: 18 About 55

Dress in black tie or an evening gown for the opera, don a stylist hat for the horse races or save up for a tantalizing gourmet dinner at one of the finest restaurants in Philadelphia.Luxury sky boxes with private T.V. to watch the...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Nightlife


16 Penn's Landing
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Rank: 19 About 55

Penn's Landing along the Delaware River is an historic waterfront recreational area for outdoor concert enthusiasts during the summer months.  An impressive statue marks the significance and replica of William Penn,...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


University Town
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Rank: 20 About 55

Like a sparkling jewel aimed at the sky, the $180 million Cira Centre in University Town is eye candy inside and out.  The 29-story prism of reflective glass is a uniquely-designed addition to the Philadelphia skyline and is a...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


Congress Hall
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Rank: 21 About 55

Congress Hall situated in the Independence Hall area in Philadelphia is a respectable building which previously was the Philadelphia County Courthouse. This was used as a meeting place of the Congress from 1790...

Reviewed by: Jacopo
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


Copper Point
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Rank: 22 About 55

Located along the Delaware River, the Cooper Point neighborhood is adjacent to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and Camden, New Jersey. Adventurous visitors can swim with the sharks and barracudas in the Shark Realm attraction at nearby Adventure...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


17 Fairhill
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Rank: 23 About 55

The Fairhill neighborhood in Northern Philadelphia is home to an impressive cemetery over 300 years old, known for the famous people buried there, including abolitionist Lucretia Mott.  That is why Fairhill Cemetery on the...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


18 Gray's Ferry
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Rank: 24 About 55

Gray’s Ferry became the namesake of the area because it was on the banks of the Schuylkill River and an important crossing by...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


Sporting Activities by the River
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Rank: 25 About 55

While skipping stones on the river can be a great “old-time” pastime, there is that and so much more to do along the 330 mile long Delaware River.  Ride the Mississippi Paddlewheel Riverboat and take in the...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Nature and sport


19 Elfreth's Alley Museum
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Rank: 26 About 55

Located on the oldest residential street in the United States, Elfreth’s Alley Museum is filled with intriguing historical trivia and displays that help to understand the lifestyles of the people who lived in the neighborhood...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Address: 126 Elfreth’s Alley
Type: Museums

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