philadelphia
Country : United States
Currency : US Dollar (USD)
Language : English
Population
City: 1 560 297 (2014)
Metro: 6 051 170 (2014)
Time
Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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
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.
Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia
Betsy Ross reportedly owned this house when she made the first American flag. The historic Georgian style house was saved from demolition thanks to a group of local Philadelphians.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
Philadelphia's most famous street is bordered by cultural and educational institutions. It connects the city center with the expansive Fairmount Park.
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
Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 90 minutes
From USD
$32.00



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