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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
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.
30th Street Station, Philadelphia
30th Street Station is Philadelphia's main Railway Station. The monumental neo-classical train station was built between 1929 and 1934, during the Great Depression.
Christ Church, Philadelphia
Historic Christ Church is often called "The Nation's Church". Many prominent revolutionary figures, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, attended services in this church.
Masonic Temple, Philadelphia
The Masonic Temple is one of the most interesting architectural structures in Philadephia. Built in 1873 by the freemasons, it contains seven grand halls, all lavishly decorated in a different architectural style.

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Philadelphia Segway Tour, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
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  • Duration: 75 minutes
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