Explore Historic Places In Philadelphia

Explore Historic Places In Philadelphia

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Explore the beauty and intrigue of historic Philadelphia on your own time with our curated guide to the best famous sights and landmarks.

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    Did you know? Independence Hall is pictured on the back of the $100 bill. The hands on the hall’s clock show the time as approximately 4:10 but there’s no record of why this time might have been chose -- K12 Inc via Foursquare
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    Those nostalgic for the old telephones and dioramas will be pleasantly surprised by the newly renovated museum. The graphic look is beautiful, the layout perfect for kids. -- LoriPA via Foursquare
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    Inmates of the former prison attempted to dig their way to freedom and visitors can see the primitively-crafted tunnel. Was their plan a success? As seen on Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum. -- Travel Channel via Foursquare
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    For a great view of the garden and pond without having to enter the property, sit on the ledge along Belmont Drive. Also, visit on April 15th for Fairmount Park's annual Cherry Blossom Festival! -- Juan Visser via Foursquare
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    This is the spot to get your "We the People" on. Did you know that the dimensions of Signers’ Hall are the same as the room where the document was signed in Independence Hall, only two blocks away? -- visitPA via Foursquare
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    A wonderful & captivating experience! Start at the top & work your way down. U can spend an hour per floor so plan your time and choose whether you want to scan or dive into the material. -- Felice Tilin via Foursquare
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    The feisty patriot who lived here was always a rebel. Eloping with an Episcopal got her kicked out of the Quakers. Vietnam Veterans Against the War took over her house in 1971 for a 45-minute protest. -- NBC Philadelphia via Foursquare
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    Built in 1789 as the Philadelphia County Courthouse, this was where the U.S. Congress met from 1790 to 1800, when Philadelphia was America’s capital. In 1791, the Bill of Rights was ratified here. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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    The Bell was ordered in 1751 & is one of the most prominent symbols of the Revolutionary War. In 1752 to the dismay of onlookers the bell cracked during testing. Over 2 million visitors come each year -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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    Carpenters' Hall stands out architecturally. Its proportions are perfect; it has a sense of balance, of time & place. Carpenters’ Company (oldest trade guild in US, founded in 1724) still owns it! -- visitPA via Foursquare
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    "Groundbreaking from the start..." Penn was the 1st American museum to excavate in the ancient Near East (at the site of Nippur in Iraq in the 1880s/90s). It was also the museum's first expedition. -- VlahosPR via Foursquare
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    Come worship with us! Pastor Waller is awesome. You can feel the spirit when you walk in the doors. Saturdays at 5pm is the more casual and less crowded service. Sunday is always packed. -- Thérèsa B. via Foursquare
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