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closeAs the most important city in colonial America, Philadelphia has a rich history. The declaration of Independence was signed in the city's state house, now the Independence Hall. Other significant events like the signing of the US Constitution and the creation of a national flag also took place in Philadelphia.
Many buildings from this revolutionary period can be visited; most of them are clustered in the Independence National Historical Park.
Random Philadelphia Highlights
The Drake, Philadelphia
Now a residential building, this magnificent Art Deco skyscraper was built in 1929 as the Drake Hotel. Its brick facade is decorated with terra cotta reliefs depicting nautical scenes.
Fairmount Water Works, Philadelphia
This group of neo-classical buildings housed the first American municipal water treatment system, built to supply Philadelphia with clean drinking water.
First Bank of the US, Philadelphia
Completed in 1797, this classical building housed the first Federal bank of the United States. The building was later used as a private bank before finally being converted into a museum.
Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Philadelphia's Museum of Art is one of the largest museums in the country with a collection of more than 300,000 works of art. It is housed in an impressive neoclassical building.

Random Philadelphia Tours & Activities
Haunted Philadelphia: Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:3.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 75 minutes
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