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Currency : US Dollar (USD)
Language : English
City: 1 560 297 (2014)
Metro: 6 051 170 (2014)
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
Memorial Hall, Philadelphia
One of Philadelphia's most beautiful buildings was constructed for the city's Centennial Exposition in 1876. It is home to the child-oriented Please Touch Museum.
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.
Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia
The Academy of Natural Sciences is a research institution and natural history museum. Among the museum's highlights are its collection of dinosaur skeletons and a tropical garden with live butterflies.
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.

Random Philadelphia Tours & Activities
Hamilton-The Tour where it Happens!, Philadelphia
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
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