Activities

Eastern State Penitentiary

A Grim History Visitors to Philadelphia may be surprised to encounter a giant, castle-like structure in the middle of the city. This fortress is none…

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Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Come gently rapping at Poe’s chamber door… Edgar Allan Poe only lived in this Philadelphia home for one year, from 1843-44, with his wife and…

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Independence Hall

A Declaration and a Constitution Originally known as the Pennsylvania State House, historic Independence Hall is widely regarded as the birthplace of the United States.…

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Liberty Bell Center

More than Just a Bell The Liberty Bell originally hung in the steeple of nearby Independence Hall. Legend has it the bell cracked upon its…

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Longwood Gardens

Plants from the Across the Globe The land dedicated to the Longwood Gardens has a long history. Its founders were the grandsons of the man…

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia’s Artistic Gem At the end of Benjamin Franklin Parkway rises the third largest art museum in the United States. Founded in 1876, the Philadelphia…

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Philadelphia Zoo

A Historic Home for Animals The Philadelphia Zoo was founded in 1859, earning it the distinction of being the first zoo in the United States.…

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Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

One Artist’s Magic Vision Back in the 1960’s, mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar and his wife moved to Philadelphia. They started buying up old buildings in the…

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Rosenbach Museum & Library

A Book Collection Like No Other The Rosenbach may not be the grandest library in the world in terms of architecture. However, it has a…

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Valley Forge National Historical Park

A Difficult War in a Beautiful Place Valley Forge is most famous for its role in America’s war for Independence. Washington’s troops spent one harrowing…

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