Sights & Attractions in Philadelphia

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Things to Do in Historic Area

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Bishop White House
Built in 1786, this restored upper-class house embodies Colonial...
Houses / Mansions Historic Area
 
Carpenters' Hall
This handsome, patterned red-and-black brick building dating...
Museums / Galleries Historic Area
 
Congress Hall
Formerly the Philadelphia County Courthouse, Congress Hall was...
Museums / Galleries Historic Area
 
Curtis Center
The lobby of the Curtis Publishing Company building has a great...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Historic Area
 
Declaration House
In a second-floor room that he had rented from bricklayer Jacob...
Museums / Galleries Historic Area
 
First Bank of the United States
A fine example of Federal architecture, the oldest bank building...
Government Buildings Historic Area
 
Franklin Court
This highly interactive and informative museum built on the site...
Museums / Galleries Historic Area
 
Franklin Square
One of five squares William Penn placed in his original design...
Parks Historic Area
 
Independence Hall
The birthplace of the United States, this redbrick building with...
Museums / Galleries Historic Area
 
Independence Square
On July 8, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was first read...
Museums / Galleries Historic Area
 
Independence Visitor Center
This is the city's official visitor center as well as the gateway...
Information Centers Historic Area
 
Liberty Bell
The bell fulfilled the words of its inscription when it rang...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Historic Area
 
Library Hall
This 20th-century building is a reconstruction of Franklin's...
Libraries Historic Area
 
National Constitution Center
This 160,000-square-foot museum brings the U.S. Constitution...
Museums / Galleries Historic Area
 
National Liberty Museum
Using interactive exhibits, video, and works of art, the museum...
Museums / Galleries Historic Area
 
New Hall Military Museum
The original of this reconstructed 1790 building briefly served...
Museums / Galleries Historic Area
 
Old City Hall
Independence Hall is flanked by Congress Hall to the west and...
Museums / Galleries Historic Area
 
Philadelphia History Museum
Formerly known as the Atwater Kent Museum, this museum chronicling...
Museums / Galleries Historic Area
 
Philadelphia Merchant's Exchange
Designed by the well-known Philadelphia architect William Strickland...
Architectural Sites Historic Area
 
Philosophical Hall
This is the headquarters of the American Philosophical Society...
Architectural Sites Historic Area
 
The President's House
This site commemorates the location of the home to U.S. presidents...
Historic Districts / Sites Historic Area
 
Second Bank of the United States
When Second Bank President Nicholas Biddle held a design competition...
Museums / Galleries Historic Area
 
Todd House
Built in 1775 by John Dilworth, Todd House has been restored...
Houses / Mansions Historic Area
 
Welcome Park
A scale model of the Penn statue that tops City Hall sits on...
Parks Historic Area
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