Sights & Attractions in Philadelphia


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


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