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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
Scottish Memorial, Philadelphia
The Scottish Memorial is a monument that was inaugurated in 2011 to pay tribute to Scottish immigrants. The monument shows a family of Scots who have just arrived in their new homeland.
Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia
The Franklin Institute Science Museum is one of the oldest science and technology museums in the U.S. The museum's main focus is on interactive exhibits. Also inside the building is the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial.
The Drake, Philadelphia
Now a residential building, this magnificent Art Deco skyscraper was built in 1929 as the Drake Hotel. Its brick facade is decorated with terra cotta reliefs depicting nautical scenes.
Boathouse Row, Philadelphia
One of the most photographed sights in Philadelphia, these picturesque Victorian rowhouses were built at the end of the 19th century by local rowing clubs.

Random Philadelphia Tours & Activities
Chestnut Hill Culinary Experience, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Haunted Philadelphia: Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:3.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 75 minutes
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