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
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Of William Penn’s five open squares around which he organized Philadelphia in the 17th century, Rittenhouse Square has always been the most prestigious.
PSFS Building, Philadelphia
The PSFS building represents a milestone in American architecture. Constructed between 1930 and 1932, this 36 story skyscraper was the first to be built in the nascent International Style.
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.
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.

Random Philadelphia Tours & Activities
Two-Hour Mural Mile Philadelphia Walking Tour, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$22.00
Classic Philadelphia City Bike Tour, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$59.00
Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
  • Average Rating:3.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 90 minutes
From USD
$32.00



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