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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
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.
Liberty Bell, Philadelphia
The Liberty Bell is one of the most famous symbols of the American struggle for independence. The bell hung originally in the steeple of the Independence Hall, but it is now located in a separate pavilion.
City Hall, Philadelphia
Philadelphia's City Hall is the largest, tallest and most expensive of all city halls in the United States. The immense building was completed in 1901 after 30 years of construction.
Memorial Hall, Philadelphia
One of Philadelphia's most beautiful buildings was constructed for the city's Centennial Exposition in 1876. It is home to the child-oriented Please Touch Museum.

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Philadelphia Happy Hour Pub Crawl, Philadelphia
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Philadelphia Ghost and Vampire Tour, Philadelphia
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Franklin's Footsteps Walking Tour, Philadelphia
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