Sights & Attractions in Philadelphia


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Name Category Location
Adventure Aquarium
This high-tech, hands-on science education center is the home...
Zoos / Aquariums Penn's Landing and Camden Waterfront
Betsy Ross House
It's easy to find this little brick house with the gabled roof:...
Museums / Galleries Old City
Boathouse Row
These architecturally varied 19th-century buildingsā€”in Victorian...
Architectural Sites Fairmount Park
City Hall
Topped by a 37-foot bronze statue of William Penn, City Hall...
Government Buildings Center City
The grounds take up an entire block, and its unique history...
Houses / Mansions Germantown
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Designed by John Haviland and built in 1829, Eastern State was...
Jails Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Elfreth's Alley
This alley is the oldest continuously occupied residential street...
Historic Districts / Sites Old City
Franklin Court
This highly interactive and informative museum built on the site...
Museums / Galleries Historic Area
The Franklin Institute
Founded more than 175 years ago to honor Benjamin Franklin, this...
Museums / Galleries Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Germantown White House
Formerly called the Deshler-Morris House, the Germantown home...
Houses / Mansions Germantown
The blood of General James Agnew, who died after being struck...
Houses / Mansions Germantown
Head House Square
This open-air Colonial marketplace, extending from Pine Street...
Squares Society Hill
Independence Hall
The birthplace of the United States, this redbrick building with...
Museums / Galleries Historic Area
Independence Seaport Museum
Philadelphia's maritime museum houses many nautical artifacts...
Museums / Galleries Penn's Landing and Camden Waterfront
Independence Visitor Center
This is the city's official visitor center as well as the gateway...
Information Centers Historic Area
Italian Market
It's more Naples than Philadelphia: vendors crowd the sidewalks...
Markets / Bazaars Queen Village and South Philadelphia
Liberty Bell
The bell fulfilled the words of its inscription when it rang...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Historic Area
Mummers Museum
Even if you aren't in Philadelphia on New Year's Day, you can...
Museums / Galleries Queen Village and South Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
This High Victorian Gothic structure is a work of art in itself...
Museums / Galleries Center City
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The city's premier cultural attraction is one of the country's...
Museums / Galleries Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia Zoo
Opened in 1874, America's first zoo is home to more than 2,000...
Zoos / Aquariums Fairmount Park
Physick House
Built in 1786, this is one of two remaining freestanding houses...
Houses / Mansions Society Hill
Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia's children's museum occupies one of the city's most...
Museums / Galleries Fairmount Park
Powel House
The 1765 brick Georgian house purchased by Samuel Powel in 1769...
Houses / Mansions Society Hill
Reading Terminal Market
The market is nothing short of a historic treasure, and a food...
Markets / Bazaars Center City
Rittenhouse Square
Once grazing ground for cows and sheep, Philadelphia's most elegant...
Neighborhoods / Streets Rittenhouse Square and Avenue of the Arts South
Rodin Museum
This jewel of a museum holds the biggest collection outside France...
Museums / Galleries Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Rosenbach Museum and Library
This 1863 three-floor town house and an adjoining building are...
Museums / Galleries Rittenhouse Square and Avenue of the Arts South
United States Mint
The first U.S. mint was built in Philadelphia at 16th and Spring...
Museums / Galleries Old City
University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Rare treasures from the deepest jungles and ancient tombs make...
Museums / Galleries University City
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