philadelphia
Country : United States
Currency : US Dollar (USD)
Language : English
Population
City: 1 560 297 (2014)
Metro: 6 051 170 (2014)
Time
Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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
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.
Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia
Plans for a bridge connecting Philadelphia with New Jersey were first made in 1818; it took until 1926 before it was finally a reality with the construction of this large suspension bridge.
Liberty Bell, Philadelphia
The Liberty Bell is one of the most famous symbols of the American struggle for independence. The bell hung originally in the steeple of the Independence Hall, but it is now located in a separate pavilion.

Random Philadelphia Tours & Activities
Philadelphia Segway Tour, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 60 minutes
From USD
$55.00
Old City and Tavern Tour of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$27.00



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