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  • 1. Philadelphia Museum of Art

    With a splendid location this immense building easily reached by the hop-on hop-off bus, provides great views. Without time to enter and admire its collection, one of the greatest in USA, we could...

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  • 2. Independence - Carpenter's Hall

    Revered by the American, this old (very old, in American scale) building is a landmark in their history, and a reference to democracy. Don't expect astonishing sights, just the authenticity and the...

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  • 3. Liberty Bell

    Yes, it is there. Yes it is broken. Yes it is well guarded, forcing us to the now common gymnastics of taking off belts, shoes, and everything suspicious or not. I know, that, despite having less...

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  • 4. ChinaTown

    Philadelphia Chinatown is a great place to go because it has over fifty different restaurants! I like to often go there with my friends for dinner. Many different types of Chinese food are offered,...

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  • 5. City Hall

    The centre of town is dominated by this huge building, that really impressed me. I'm not going to write about it, but strongly advice to follow the link bellow, where all the details are explained...

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  • 6. Betsy Ross House

    My grandfather sent my grandmother this card in 1907 from Philadelphia. My grandmother had gone home to her parent's house in Henderson NC. He writes "9/2/07 Although this is a holiday [Labor Day]...

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  • 7. Reading Terminal Market

    I thoroughly recommend Frank's Wings. The wings are delectably delicious and the cornbread is to die for. The service is fast and efficient. They serve other dishes like perogies and hotdogs but the...

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  • 8. Penn's Landing

    This is a must for any military history buff. A rare look and navel technology of the time between sail and modern fleets. Well maintained and not altered to suit tourist, as it should be. But no...

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  • 9. Muetter Museum

    I got to visit the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia a couple of months ago. It has lost of amazing, interesting and freaky things on display. I wrote a post with some photos (not allowed in the museum...

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  • 10. South Street

    Parked at New Market Garage around the corner from Cafe Nola on a Saturday night, after I had a wonderful meal (I highly recommend Cafe Nola, the food and the staff were great!) I proceeded to take a...

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  • 11. Christ Church

    Christ church (pic 1) is a protestant Episcopal church that was built in 1754 in Georgian style (replacing the old wood and brick church) and it is one of the historic churches in US. Many famous...

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  • 12. Benjamin Franklin Institute

    This is a nice place to visit if you have school-aged children; younger tots would be bored to tears. It is a science museum so I can't say we would go over and over because that stuff just doesn't...

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  • 13. Elfreth's Alley

    Elfreth's Alley is commonly regarded to be the oldest continuously inhabited street in America. Most of Colonial Philadelphia looked like this: cobblestone lanes between the major thoroughfares, small...

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  • 14. Center City

    Just about everything your little heart can desire, from parks, monuments, statues & graveyards. Food stands of every type & style all over the area, dollar stores, restaurants from high brow to just...

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  • 15. Eastern State Penitentary

    The details: Eastern State Penitentiary, Location 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130. A note about the location, this is just north of City Center, not far from the Philadelphia Art Museum....

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  • 16. Olde City

    On a nice evening, especially a Friday evening, its nice to come to this part of town to just stroll around. Its full of little restaurants ( all kinds) , stores, coffee places, icecream , desert...

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  • 17. Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    A beautiful avenue connects City Hall with the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Too long to walk, it is a good reference for orientation, and it's easy to see, using the hop on hop off buses, stopping in...

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  • 18. Rittenhouse Square

    Rittenhouse Square, along with Washington, Franklin, Logan, and City Hall Squares, is one of five public spaces established by William Penn in his original plan for the city of Philadelphia....

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  • 19. Longwood Gardens

    This place is huge! I love this garden so much that we have a membership here. Most people just go to the center where the indoor garden is. I suggest, from the entrance, you go to your left (west...

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  • 20. Italian Market

    Don't miss this italian inspired street. You'll find a lot of italian specialities, products and vegtables. It felt like Italy has merged with USA. I was surprised to see how original they had kept...

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  • 21. Love Statue

    A Philadelphia landmark, th LOVE statue is located in picturesque JFK plaza. In spring, the sunny park filled with flowers and the mist from the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Fountain, it's a great...

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  • 22. Rodin Museum

    Halfway of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a building was built to expose the private collection of Jules Matbaum, donated to the city. It's the largest collection of Rodin outside Europe and it's easily...

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  • 23. Benjamin Franklin Bridge

    Once in Old City Philadelphia, particularly near the river, it's pretty hard to miss the Ben Franklin Bridge -- the bluish monolith spanning the Delaware River into Camden. When completed in 1926, it...

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  • 24. Boathouse Row

    Around mid-May each year, you can catch the Dad Vail Regatta, which is a popular rowing race. Otherwise, Boathouse Row is a nice place to walk around, and you may be able to get inside a few of the...

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  • 25. National Constitution Center

    After attending the exhibit celebrating Benjamin Franklin's 300th year at the The National Constitution Center, we encountered these fellows of import, life-size figures of the founding fathers. We...

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