philadelphia
Country : United States
Currency : US Dollar (USD)
Language : English
Population
City: 1 517 550 (2000)
Metro: 6 188 463 (2000)
Time
Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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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
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.
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.
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.
Rodin Museum, Philadelphia
This museum boasts a large collection of sculptures by the famous French artist Auguste Rodin. The collection includes his most famous works like the Thinker and Eternal Springtime.

Random Philadelphia Tours & Activities
Haunted Philadelphia: Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:3.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 75 minutes
From USD
$19.00
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$25.00
Philadelphia Segway Tour, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 1 hour
From USD
$50.00
Philadelphia CityPass, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: Flexible
From USD
$72.00



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