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As 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.
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Inaugurated in 2003, this memorial remembers those who died in the Irish famine of the nineteenth century. It is located at Penn's Landing, an area where many immigrants arrived.
The Independence Seaport Museum is a maritime museum that covers the maritime history of the Philadelphia area. Visitors can also board two warships that are moored near the museum.
Philadelphia's Museum of Art is one of the largest museums in the country with a collection of more than 300,000 works of art. It is housed in an impressive neoclassical building.
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