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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.
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.
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.
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.

Random Philadelphia Tours & Activities
Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia, Philadelphia
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Segway Tour of Philadelphia's Murals, Philadelphia
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Philadelphia Duck Tour, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 80 minutes
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