What to see in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Attractions

Philadelphia is the birthplace of the United States, once home to the founding fathers and the site where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Most of the city's tourism revolves around these historic events, although the famous Philly Cheese Steak shouldn't be underestimated as a crowd pleaser.

Top attractions in Philadelphia include the Liberty Bell, a symbol of freedom across the US; Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed; the National Constitution Center, boasting a number of historical exhibitions; Franklin Court, the former site of Benjamin Franklin's house; Elfreth's Alley, the oldest residential street in the US; and Christ Church, founded in 1695, where many US leaders 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 percent 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. The tourist passes can be purchased online via the official website.

Franklin Court

Part of the Independence National Historical Park, the area between 3rd and 4th Streets is where the home of America's…

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Franklin Institute Science Museum

One of Philadelphia's most visited museums, the Franklin Institute on Benjamin Franklin Parkway opened in 1934 and fast…

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Independence National Historical Park

On 8 July 1776, the Liberty Bell rang out from the tower of Independence Hall summoning citizens to hear the first public…

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia's elegant art museum, established in the 1870s, houses a permanent collection of more than 225,000 works…

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Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia's state-of-the-art zoo, opened in 1874, was the first in the United States and today takes first place as…

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Please Touch Museum

The Please Touch Museum, located in Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, is a shining example of what must…

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