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Currency : US Dollar (USD)
Language : English
City: 1 517 550 (2000)
Metro: 6 188 463 (2000)
Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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
Society Hill, Philadelphia
Society Hill is a historic district east of the Independence Hall. It contains the largest concentration of original 18th and early 19th century architecture of any place in the United States.
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.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
Philadelphia's most famous street is bordered by cultural and educational institutions. It connects the city center with the expansive Fairmount Park.
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.

Random Philadelphia Tours & Activities
Philadelphia Duck Tour, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 80 minutes
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Franklin's Footsteps Walking Tour, Philadelphia
  • Duration: 75 minutes
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