Philadelphia Things to Do

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  • 26. Masonic Temple

    I skipped it! That's what happens when you go somewhere without a previous reading to decide what to see. I had only a day in Philadelphia, that I used to see its highlights, in a hop on hop off...

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  • 27. Benjamin Franklin Court

    One of the more disappointing historical areas in Philadelphia is Ben Franklin's House. Here you will see a steel structure approximating the shape of his original house, alongside windows through the...

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  • 28. Sports Complex

    Wachovia Center is a very big complex. It's easy to get lost there,ha-ha! We chose to watch ‘Disney on Ice” show ”Let’s celebrate!” because of the kids. My parents are big fans of skating (well...

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  • 29. Mural Arts

    i finally arrived at the Mural Arts Planning coordination office, and had just missed a one hour guided tour. Do not make the same mistake as me, this is one of the World's best City Mural Art...

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  • 30. Aquarium

    I was impressed with the views from the museum, specially with a roman looking building by the river, composing a nice scenery. I read that it was the Aquarium, but I had no time to confirm or to...

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  • 31. United States Mint - Philadelphia

    The US Mint is where you can learn all there is to know about US coins, from dime to dollar, and watch the actual coin production process. Entering the building requires you to produce a photo...

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  • 32. Valley Forge National Park

    Very good place for photoshoots, like for wedding portraits or prenuptial photoshoot. Very good running trail and bike trail too or just do picnic. If you want more photogenic place for photoshoot...

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  • 33. Bourse Building

    Built in 1895 as one of the first steel-framed structures, the building was used for many years as a place for exchange in several kind of business. In 1979 it was bought by Kaiserman Company and...

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  • 34. Irish Memorial

    In 1845 the population of Ireland was about eight million, and the population of the world was just about a billion. Today, the world population is about seven times larger than it was in 1845 -- and...

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  • 35. Zoo

    We love zoos and aquariums, and had not visited this zoo in over ten years. We were glad we did, they have added so many new things and aren't finished, with a huge Children's Zoo scheduled to open in...

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  • 36. Washington Square

    Washington Square was originally something of a potter's field, where dead soldiers and POWs of the Revolutionary War were buried. Supposedly, there are still quite a few buried beneath your feet as...

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  • 37. National Liberty Museum

    This is the only museum that I've ever visited which is devoted to the concept of human freedom. It's unique--NOT just another art museum. To some, it may seem rather preachy at times. But some of the...

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  • 38. Society Hill

    This historic area of Philadelphia is also its most charming area with cobblestone streets, original 18th and early 19th century buildings, historic sites, and lots of shops and nightlife in the area...

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  • 39. Independence Seaport Museum

    Here is one of Philadelphia's foremost museums. The museum is full of small boats, exhibits on the sea, a great collection of ship models, and temporary exhibits. Learn about naval warfare, merchant...

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  • 40. City Tavern

    Yeah, I visited Philly during the Summer and had to go visit the City Tavern. I tried three different drinks. The first was that apple cider drink. I can't remember what it was called either. I don't...

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  • 41. Benjamin Franklin Grave

    Christ Church's burial ground has been used since the mid-1700's and contains the remains of some of Philadelphia's finest citizens such as Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Rush, Francis Hopkinson and...

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  • 42. Philadelphia Zoological Garden

    Chartered in 1859, the Philadelphia Zoo is the first in America and though modernized to house its 1800 animals from around the world, it retains a Victorian air. It was one of my favorite places to...

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  • 43. Second Bank of the US

    Early in the history of our country, the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, determined that the United States would have a sound national currency. Philadelphia soon became a major...

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  • 44. Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul

    The cathedral of Philadelphia was built between 1846 and 1864 in Italian renaissance style. It’s big but not really impressive (pic 1). When I walked in (there was a very welcoming old man at the...

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  • 45. Morris Arboretum & Gardens

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is quite a big area for walking (92 acre), full of gardens and parks with fountains,that is located between suburban and the city center. The...

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  • 46. Edgar Allen Poe

    Edgar Allen Poe, probably America's most influential author, lived in this building during one of the most productive years of his career. Unfortunately, like most of his life, he was extremely mobile...

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  • 47. Swann Fountain

    Also known as the Fountain of the Three Rivers, the Swann Hountain was named after Doctor Wilson Cary Swann, founder of the Philadelphia Fountain Society. The Society had been planning a memorial...

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  • 48. Fairmount Park Horticultural Center

    Many people don't realize that Philadelphia has a park that is bigger, more beautiful and sprawling than Central Park in New York, called Fairmount Park. It's a fine place to walk, hike, explore,...

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  • 49. Duck Boats

    If your lucky you may catch a couple of speed boats racing up and down the Delaware River. This is a cool thing to watch as they have their fun. Grab a hotdog or ice cream from one of the local...

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  • 50. Bartram Gardens

    Philadelphia can claim many of the "oldest" for America. One such claim is for Bartram's Garden as the oldest botanical garden in America. It's a bit out of the way, certainly not walkable from Center...

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