philadelphia
Country : United States
Currency : US Dollar (USD)
Language : English
Population
City: 1 517 550 (2000)
Metro: 6 188 463 (2000)
Time
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Philadelphia
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
Carpenters' Hall, Philadelphia
Carpenters' Hall is one of many historic buildings in Philadelphia related to the birth of the nation; this Georgian building hosted the First Continental Congress in 1774.
Liberty Place, Philadelphia
In 1987 this modern skyscraper was the first to eclipse the city hall in height. The following years several more tall skyscrapers would rise above the top of the city hall.
Independence Hall, Philadelphia
The historic Independence Hall was built between 1732 and 1756 as the State House of the province of Pennsylvania. In this building the US constitution was drafted in 1787.
Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia
This charming street is one of the oldest continually occupied streets in the United States. Concerned citizens saved this historic street from being replaced by new roadways.

Random Philadelphia Tours & Activities
Philadelphia Iconic Foods Tour, Philadelphia
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$60.00
The Philadelphia Pass, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Flexible
From USD
$48.99
Philadelphia Segway Tour, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 1 hour
From USD
$50.00



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