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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
Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia
Philadelphia's centrally located covered market was built in 1892, when it was lauded for the variety of foods offered. Although it suffered during the 60s and 70s, it is still vibrant food market.
Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia
Betsy Ross reportedly owned this house when she made the first American flag. The historic Georgian style house was saved from demolition thanks to a group of local Philadelphians.
Christ Church, Philadelphia
Historic Christ Church is often called "The Nation's Church". Many prominent revolutionary figures, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, attended services in this church.
Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia
Created in 1719 as an expansion of Christ Church's original graveyard, this historic burial ground is now best known as the site of Benjamin Franklin's grave.

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Hamilton-The Tour where it Happens!, Philadelphia
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BYOB Tour of Old City in Philadelphia, Philadelphia
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From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour , Philadelphia
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Philadelphia Flower Show, Philadelphia
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