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What to see in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Attractions


Once home to the founding fathers, Philadelphia is the birthplace of the United States and the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Most of the city's tourism revolves around these historic events and sites, while the Philly Cheese Steak shouldn't be underestimated.

Top attractions in Philadelphia include the Liberty Bell, a symbol of freedom across the country, and Independence Hall. The National Constitution Center boasts a number of historical exhibitions, while Franklin Court is the former location of Benjamin Franklin's house.

Elfreth's Alley is the oldest residential street in the USA, while Christ Church, founded in 1695, is where many of the country's leader are buried. However, this is just a smattering of what the city has to offer and sightseers will have their hands full.

The Philadelphia CityPass saves visitors about 45% on admission to some of the city's top attractions, with the added bonus of allowing holders to skip entrance queues. The pass costs about $55 for adults and purchasable online via the official website.


Franklin Court

The part of the Independence National Historical Park between 3rd and 4th Street is where the home of Benjamin…

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Franklin Institute Science Museum

One of Philadelphia's most frequented museums, the Franklin Institute on Benjamin Franklin Parkway opened…

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Independence National Historical Park

On 8 July 1776, the Liberty Bell at Independence Hall summoned citizens to hear the first reading of the Declaration…

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Established in the 1870s, the elegant Philadelphia Museum of Art houses a permanent collection of more than 225,000 works…

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Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo opened in 1874, the first of its kind in the USA. Today, it's one of the world's most renowned zoological…

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Please Touch Museum

The Please Touch Museum is located in Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park and is a shining example of what must be one of…

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