Philadelphia Attractions

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Antique Row

While visiting one of America’s most historic cities, take an opportunity to shop for unique and collectible antiques along Philadelphia’s Antique Row. The ...  Read more

Arch Street Meeting House

Philadelphia is home to the largest Quaker Friends Meeting House in the world—the Arch Street Meeting House. It's also the city's oldest. William Penn, ...  Read more

Avenue of the Arts

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

The Avenue of the Arts is a swath of central Philadelphia where most of the city’s major performing arts venues are located, and the name Avenue of the Arts ...  Read more

Benjamin Franklin’s Grave

The final resting place of American founding father Benjamin Franklin can be found in the northwest corner of the Christ Church Burial Ground, which houses ...  Read more

Betsy Ross House

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

This may or may not be where patriotic upholsterer Betsy Ross lived when she made the original Stars & Stripes, but it’s certainly one of the most visited ...  Read more

Carpenters' Hall

Carpenters’ Hall is an important structure, both historically and architecturally speaking. Built for and still owned by America’s oldest craft guild, the ...  Read more

Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul

Set on the east corner of Logan Circle, this elegant 1864 cathedral is the largest Catholic Church in Pennsylvania and the largest brownstone structure in ...  Read more

Christ Church

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Known as “America’s Church,” this 1744 city landmark was the first Protestant Episcopal congregation, the post-Revolution version of a Royalist, Anglican ...  Read more

City Hall

With 14 ½ acres of floor space, this is the largest municipal building in the United States. Built on one of five squares designated by founding father ...  Read more

Congress Hall

Immediately following the American Revolutionary War, Philadelphia was declared the original capital city of the United States, and Congress Hall served as ...  Read more

Delaware River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

In American history, the Delaware River is best known for the brave crossing made by George Washington around Trenton, NJ, when he directed a surprise attack ...  Read more

Drexel University

Founded in 1891 by financier and philanthropist Anthon J. Drexel, Drexel University is a private research university with three campuses in Philadelphia, as ...  Read more

Eastern State Penitentiary

Once the most famous prison in the world, Eastern State was initially renowned for its Enlightenment-inspired efforts to reform inmates rather than merely ...  Read more

Elfreth's Alley

Dating to 1702, this cobblestone lane in Old City between North 2nd Street & North Front Street, between Arch & Race Streets , is billed as, “Our nation’s ...  Read more

First Bank of the United States

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 51 Reviews

America’s founding father established their original government in Philadelphia after the winning the Revolutionary War, and among their goals to help build ...  Read more

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