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  • Smith Kids Play Place (Playground and Mansion) This award winning playground is located within Philadelphia's Fairmount Park near North 33rd Street and Oxford Avenue. The star of the playground is a 24,000 square foot playhouse (mansion) open to kids under 5 and babies (accompanied by an adult). The mansion has been made by master craftsmen with high…
  • Independence Hall Philadelphia is one of the most important states in the Union, and Independence Hall is one of the most (if not THE most) important buildings in the U.S. If you plan to visit Independence Hall you might want to know what you can expect. Below we have laid out some…
  • Fairmount Park, Philadelphia Philadelphia has one of the most beautiful urban parks in the country, and it is the largest landscaped park in the USA. Fairmount Park lies on the banks of the Schuylkill River and covers more than 9,200 acres, it provides endless open spaces, works of public art and recreational facilities…
  • Rittenhouse Square - Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square was originally called Southwest Square, and was designed to be an open house square, and the first of its kind in the new nation. William Penn and Thomas Holme planned the park and bought up the property that ran alongside Paper Mill run. Soon thereafter in 1825 the…
  • Betsy Ross House – Philadelphia Betsy Ross is one of the most important figures of the American Revolution. She believed in the new American dream and worked hard to help the idea come to life. Her contribution to America and her story are alive and well today in her historic home in Philadelphia. Lucky for…
  • Elfreth's Alley – Philadelphia Tucked away in the middle of Race and Arch Streets, in the second street, Philadelphia’s Elfreth’s Alley is carried to the front a portrayal of the late 1700’s, Elfreth’s Alley is considered the oldest suburban street in the United States of America occupied in a long stretch, show what the…
  • The Philadelphia of the Barnes Foundation - More Than an Art Gallery The Barnes Foundation is an education institution dedicated to the fine arts and horticulture. In May 2012, the foundation opened a new campus in Philadelphia, housing post-impressionist, early modern, African and other non-western works of art, as well as many other decorative arts.   Look, but Don’t Touch The collection…
  • National Constitution Center Your Six-Step Process to Understanding the Beginning of American Government What embodies the very meaning of being American more than the Constitution? And what could be more fitting than a conglomerated museum, town hall, and civic education headquarters dedicated to our Constitution located in the city in which it all…
  • Planning Your Visit To Historic Boathouse Row Philadelphia’s historic Boathouse Row offers visitors that pleasant balance of rest, relaxation and fun outdoor activities! Situated right on the Schuylkill River, Boathouse Row is the epicenter of the U.S rowing world, making it one of the most popular tourist sites in Philly. Comprised of 15 boat houses from the…
  • Visit Philadelphia’s Historic Liberty Bell Center Located right in Philadelphia’s Independence Park, the popular Liberty Bell Center attracts visitors from all over the world to view this monumental piece of history. Known for its signature crack down the side, the Liberty Bell was built during the era of America’s forefathers. The last time the liberty bell…
  • See Great Racing Cars at the Simeone Automotive Museum It's been said that the sport of racing was created from the moment the second automobile was built. That racing tradition can be seen in full display at the Simeone Automotive Museum. Located in Philadelphia, there are over 60 vehicles on display in this museum that represent where each of…
  • Mütter Museum Are you a fan of medicine, science, anatomy, or even strange oddities? If so, you will want to check out the Mütter Museum the next time you are in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Created with the intent of educating the public about medicine and the human body, this exotic museum boasts a…
  • Philadelphia's Rodin Museum If you enjoy classic art, you must visit the Rodin Museum during your next trip to Philadelphia. Auguste Rodin was a French sculptor who lived from 1840-1917. Best known for pieces like The Thinker and The Gates of Hell, Rodin took an approach to sculpting that was radical for his…
  • Independence Seaport Museum: Why You Should Go Today So Much to See, So Little Time Survey the displays of Philadelphia’s maritime past comprised of some 40,000 objects from around the world. From paintings, to engines, to diving gear, you won’t run out of things to see. Pan through various exhibits showcasing a broad spectrum of the history of…
  • Philadelphia Fairmount Water Works In the 1700s the city of Philadelphia made supplying clean water to its residents a priority. Believing that yellow fever was a water borne disease the municipality established a Watering Committee to insure that the drinking water remain uncontaminated. Frederick Graff was chosen to oversee the construction of a waterworks…
  • Horse and Carriage Rides in Philadelphia Experience Philadelphia’s remarkable history through touring like a majestic aristocrat on board any of the 76 Carriage Company fashionable and chic coaches. Travel back in era on a delightful carriage trip on street of Philadelphia Old City and National Historical Park, Society Hill. The personal and friendly tour guide will…
  • The World-Renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art Originally founded in 1876 for the city’s centennial celebration and exhibition, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has grown to become of the most visited sites in the United States. This is a definite must-see attraction for families and tourists traveling through historic Pennsylvania. View paintings by legendary American artists, luxurious…
  • LOVE Park (John F. Kennedy Plaza) When you hear the name Philadelphia, what is the first picture that comes to mind? Is it an authentic Philly Cheesesteak? Maybe you imagine some of the city's popular historical attractions. Well, if you're a fan of skateboarding, you're probably thinking about LOVE Park right now. LOVE Park, officially known…
  • The Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia One of the most thrilling and fascinating attractions in Philadelphia is this former prison which operated from 1829 to 1971. The prison was unique in focusing on reforming the prisoners and inspiring penitence rather than just punishing them. To this end the prison building pioneered a design where inmates were…
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park If you are planning a trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, you might consider swinging by Valley Forge National Historical Park. Known as the site where 2,000 soldiers of the Continental Army died from harsh winter conditions during the Revolutionary War, this park encompasses around 3,500 acres of popular trails and rolling…
  • Have a Mouth Watering Time at Reading Terminal Market One of the staples of Philadelphia, Reading Terminal Market is filled with incredible aromas, amazing deals, and even Amish specialties. If you've ever visited the Pike Place Market in Seattle, you've got an idea of what to expect at the Reading Terminal Market. Plenty of shops, unique merchandise, and incredible…
  • Philadelphia's City Hall Philadelphia's City Hall is the tallest and largest city hall in the United States, not to mention the most expensive. The central tower stands at 511 feet, on top of which is a 37-foot-tall statue of William Penn, the founder of the city. The statue itself weighs 27 tons, making…
  • Please Touch Museum The Please Touch Museum was opened in 1976 as a Children’s Museum for educational and entertainment purposes. It is located in Memorial Hall which is a historic landmark built in 1876 for the purpose of recognizing the country’s 100th birthday. Children and their families love to visit this museum. Discover…
  • Visit Pennsylvania’s Favorite Museum! From Egyptian artifacts to physical anthropology, the renowned Penn Museum has something for the entire family.  This attraction is packed full of things to do for both locals and international tourists alike.  Don’t forget to check out these favorite attractions during your visit!   Spectacular Egyptian Artifacts If you love…
  • The Philadelphia Zoo: Steeped in History Full of Fun In 1874 the Philadelphia zoo was opened and immediately brought fun and entertainment to Philly’s steps. It was the first zoo built and opened in the United States and in fact, its opening was delayed somewhat due to the Civil war. Today the 42 acre expanse houses more than 1,300…
  • Morris Arboretum: Pennsylvania’s Wonderland of Plants! Located at the renowned University of Pennsylvania is the popular Morris Arboretum. This is one of the most impressive arboretums in the country with over 12,000 plants and 2,500 different varieties of plant species! This is a great way for families and tourists to learn about the physical differences between…
  • The Franklin Institute Science Museum One of the top science museums in the country, the Franklin Institute Science Museum of Philadelphia is a fun day for kids and adults alike. Imagine being able to sprint through a giant heart as you learn about the circulatory system or gazing up at the night sky in a…

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Planning Your Visit To Historic Boathouse Row

Philadelphia’s historic Boathouse Row offers visitors that pleasant balance of rest, relaxation and fun outdoor activities! Situated right on the Schuylkill River,…

The World-Renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art

Originally founded in 1876 for the city’s centennial celebration and exhibition, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has grown to become of the…

The Franklin Institute Science Museum

One of the top science museums in the country, the Franklin Institute Science Museum of Philadelphia is a fun day for kids…

Valley Forge National Historical Park

If you are planning a trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, you might consider swinging by Valley Forge National Historical Park. Known as the…

LOVE Park (John F. Kennedy Plaza)

When you hear the name Philadelphia, what is the first picture that comes to mind? Is it an authentic Philly Cheesesteak? Maybe…

Independence Hall

Philadelphia is one of the most important states in the Union, and Independence Hall is one of the most (if not THE…

Philadelphia Fairmount Water Works

In the 1700s the city of Philadelphia made supplying clean water to its residents a priority. Believing that yellow fever was a…

Please Touch Museum

The Please Touch Museum was opened in 1976 as a Children’s Museum for educational and entertainment purposes. It is located in Memorial…

The Philadelphia Zoo: Steeped in History Full of Fun

In 1874 the Philadelphia zoo was opened and immediately brought fun and entertainment to Philly’s steps. It was the first zoo built…

Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

Philadelphia has one of the most beautiful urban parks in the country, and it is the largest landscaped park in the USA.…

Mütter Museum

Are you a fan of medicine, science, anatomy, or even strange oddities? If so, you will want to check out the Mütter…

Betsy Ross House – Philadelphia

Betsy Ross is one of the most important figures of the American Revolution. She believed in the new American dream and worked…