Visiting Philadelphia

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - PA, USA)

The historic capital of America, Philadelphia has gained many nicknames over the years, and is often referred to as Pennsylvania's 'City of Brotherly Love'.

Despite its size, the bustling city of Philadelphia still retains much its colonial heritage and character.

Visiting Philadelphia: Places to Visit

  • Independence Hall, one of Philadelphia's true iconic symbols, built in the 1750s and famed for being the birthplace of the United States of America
  • Elfreth's Alley, the oldest residential street in America, which has remained occupied since the very beginning of the 18th century, featuring a strong Colonial Philadelphia character
  • Liberty Bell, an enormous bell once part of Philadelphia's Independence Hall, now displayed in a large glass pavilion and featuring a large crack
  • Philadelphia Zoo, one of the oldest zoological gardens in the United States, dating back to 1874 and standing close to Fairmont Park
  • Benjamin Franklin Bridge, an eye-catching Philadelphia landmark which spans the Delaware River and was once the world's biggest single-span suspension bridge
  • Philadelphia City Hall, a high-rise structure offering superb city views, completed at the beginning of the 20th century after taking almost 30 years to build
  • Carpenter's Hall, a historic building with an interesting past, now featuring a number of paintings and an exhibition about colonial buildings, located along Philadelphia's Chestnut Street
  • Independence National Historic Park, comprising four blocks of American heritage and providing the opportunity to glimpse into the past
  • Mummer's Museum, featuring many larger than life exhibits, including an enormous replica of a human heart, located in Philadelphia's Logan Circle area
  • Powel House, a magnificent Georgian home dating back to 1765 and known in Philadelphia for its beautiful architecture and historical significance, once being home to Mayor Samuel Powel

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