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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
Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia
The Franklin Institute Science Museum is one of the oldest science and technology museums in the U.S. The museum's main focus is on interactive exhibits. Also inside the building is the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial.
PSFS Building, Philadelphia
The PSFS building represents a milestone in American architecture. Constructed between 1930 and 1932, this 36 story skyscraper was the first to be built in the nascent International Style.
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.
Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
This large domed cathedral was built between 1846 and 1864 as the main church for the Philadelphia archdiocese. In 1976, the church became a basilica.

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Private Rocky Movie Locations Tour, Philadelphia
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Philadelphia Museum of Art General Admission, Philadelphia
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Haunted Pub Crawl, Philadelphia
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