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  • 1. Independence Hall

    Visit the CONGRESS HALL: Adjacent to the INDEPENDENCE HALL, this is another important building which once served as Capitol of the United States (1790 - 1800) where senators & representatives wrestled...

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  • 2. Philly Facts

    I'm drawn to cultural treasures in every city I visit, and want to share the same when friends visit me! In Philadelphia, that means a trip the Ben Franklin Parkway is required. The Parkway itself...

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  • 3. Brandywine Battlefield Park

    Don't worry, you won't get caught in a cross fire when visiting. Not only that, but we almost even have decent relations with the British these days, in spite of JoeCooper's comments on our use of the...

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  • 4. City Views

    The Ben Franklin Parkway connects City Hall with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and also is a conduit between Center City and Fairmount Park. Along the way, you'll find the Franklin Institute, the...

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  • 5. Olde City

    These old post cards from around the beginning of the 20th century show what Philadelphia and environs was like back in those days. Sometimes the writing is on the front and just the address is on the...

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  • 6. Philadelphia Flower Show

    Don't waste your money $30.00 on the Philadelphia Flower Show. The arrangements are not that nice, the people are rude, the crowds are large so you stand in line for "Everything" the parking is a...

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  • 7. National Banks

    The Second Bank of the United States was designed by William Strickland - who was also responsible for the classical facade of the Philadelphia Exchange nearby. Clearly inspired by the Parthenon, the...

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  • 8. Christ Church

    The first one is of Christ church which is a currently active Episcopal church. Many of the Founding Fathers and other famous people (such as Benjamin Franklin. Pioneer Alice. William Penn. Betsy...

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  • 9. Betsy Ross House

    Can't resist. Hope I'm not boring you with these house details, but I really enjoyed Betsy Ross's little house and wanted to show you the cupboard in the kitchen with redware and other old pieces on...

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  • 10. South Street

    Philly is a great city to take a stroll. Old City, Rittenhouse Square, South Street, Society Hill, Washington Square and many other areas are full of interesting shops and sights and you'll find...

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  • 11. Franklin Court

    One must absolutely pay homage to this great man (although he was born in Boston!). Ben Franklin began many new institutions in the colonies..first library, first fire company and the University of...

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  • 12. Liberty Bell

    Buy the PHLASH day pass. As it happens, the hotel I stayed for the night (Marriott Philadelphia) was at the 1st stop (12th & Filbert Street, across from Reading Terminal Market) of this convenient &...

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  • 13. Philadelphia Museum of Art

    I took this picture of John Marshall's statue at the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and wrongly identified it in my notes as John Jay. The artist was William Wetmore Inscription: ...

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  • 14. Longwood Gardens

    Longwood Gardens Season Open every day, year-round with special seasonal displays and events. Hours of Operation Outdoor gardens open at 9am. Conservatory opens at 10 am every day of the year. The...

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  • 15. Fairmount Park Horticultural Center

    I found some really old postcards (around the turn of the century) which depicted scenes in Fairmont Park. Fairmount Park was the site of the Centennial Exposition of 1876. It is one of the world's...

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  • 16. Penn's Landing

    The Italian American community in Philadelphia may not elect mayors any longer, but it still has some clout. "Christopher Columbus" is very much a "contested site" in history today - meaning there is...

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  • 17. City Hall

    City Hall is a beautiful, old classical revival-style building that is so enormous that it takes up an entire city block. It is good to to take note of it's location if you will be walking around the...

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  • 18. Carpenter's Hall

    CARPENTER'S HALL: Belonging to the Carpenters' Company, this building was offered to the First Continental Congress to discuss colonial interests & strategy during the crisis in the autumn of 1774.

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  • 19. Monuments

    Every where you look in Philadelphia you will find sound wonderful and very large sculptures, statues to Clothes pins. This town is full of art and history to be explored, so much to see here you may...

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  • 20. Architecture

    As you walk NW towards the City Hall, the Federal style townhouses are mixed with the newer Belle Epoque architecture, providing for a nice transition. This city is actually excellent to study...

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  • 21. Mutter Museum

    SEE THE MUTTER MUSEUM! It is something that most tourists don't go to because they've never heard of it! Also, you must go to Pat's Steaks in South Philly for a real cheesesteak -- trust me, those...

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  • 22. Murals

    There are murals everywhere where the used to be grafitti. Some of them are really beautiful. Many make political statements. They're all over center city as the result of a group called the Mural...

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  • 23. William Penn

    WILLIAM PENN (Founder of Pennsylvania) statue atop the 510 ft CITY HALL. To read more about William Penn, please proceed to Virginia.edu.

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  • 24. Pat's Steaks

    get a cheesesteak at Pat's or Geno's at 4am, or see the Triangle Tavern live show on the weekend (10th & Reed) or the drag show at Bob & Barbara's (16th & South) on Thurs night. Everything. We rock....

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  • 25. Rodin Museum

    Visit the Rodin Museum (which has, I think, the largest collection outside Paris); the Rosenbach for its objets d'art and literary interest; the Museum of Art, for its impressionists and for Rocky's...

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