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
Society Hill, Philadelphia
Society Hill is a historic district east of the Independence Hall. It contains the largest concentration of original 18th and early 19th century architecture of any place in the United States.
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.
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.
Fairmount Water Works, Philadelphia
This group of neo-classical buildings housed the first American municipal water treatment system, built to supply Philadelphia with clean drinking water.

Random Philadelphia Tours & Activities
Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour , Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies
From USD
$31.99
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$25.00



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