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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
Carpenters' Hall, Philadelphia
Carpenters' Hall is one of many historic buildings in Philadelphia related to the birth of the nation; this Georgian building hosted the First Continental Congress in 1774.
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.
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.
JFK Plaza, Philadelphia
Created in 1965 on top of an underground garage, this plaza - dubbed Love Park - is best known for its Love Statue, added in 1976 for the country's Bicentennial.

Random Philadelphia Tours & Activities
Sesame Place, Philadelphia
  • Duration: 2 days
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Philadelphia Iconic Foods Tour, Philadelphia
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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
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  • Duration: 75 minutes
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