Sights & Attractions in Philadelphia

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Things to Do in Old City

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
African American Museum in Philadelphia
The centerpiece of this museum is "Audacious Freedom: African...
Museums / Galleries Old City
 
Arch Street Meeting House
Constructed in 1804 for the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the...
Religious Sites Old City
 
Benjamin Franklin Bridge
When the bridge opened in 1926, its 1,750-foot main span made...
Bridges / Tunnels Old City
 
Betsy Ross House
It's easy to find this little brick house with the gabled roof:...
Museums / Galleries Old City
 
Christ Church
The Anglicans of the Church of England built a wooden church...
Religious Sites Old City
 
Christ Church Burial Ground
Weathered gravestones fill the resting place of five signers...
Cemeteries Old City
 
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
One of America's most original writers, Edgar Allan Poe (1809–49)...
Houses / Mansions Old City
 
Elfreth's Alley
This alley is the oldest continuously occupied residential street...
Historic Districts / Sites Old City
 
Fireman's Hall Museum
Housed in an authentic 1876 firehouse, this museum traces the...
Museums / Galleries Old City
 
Free Quaker Meeting House
This was the house of worship for the Free "Fighting" Quakers...
Religious Sites Old City
 
Insectarium
In Northeastern Philly, a neighborhood not known for its tourist...
Zoos / Aquariums Old City
 
Loxley Court
One of the restored 18th-century houses in this lovely court...
Neighborhoods / Streets Old City
 
Mikveh Israel
Nathan Levy, a Colonial merchant whose ship, the Myrtilla, brought...
Religious Sites Old City
 
National Museum of American Jewish History
Established in 1976, this museum in 2011 moved to a new, $150...
Museums / Galleries Old City
 
United States Mint
The first U.S. mint was built in Philadelphia at 16th and Spring...
Museums / Galleries Old City
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