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
Scottish Memorial, Philadelphia
The Scottish Memorial is a monument that was inaugurated in 2011 to pay tribute to Scottish immigrants. The monument shows a family of Scots who have just arrived in their new homeland.
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.
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.
Independence Hall, Philadelphia
The historic Independence Hall was built between 1732 and 1756 as the State House of the province of Pennsylvania. In this building the US constitution was drafted in 1787.

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