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Pennsylvania Hospital

Society Hill Hospital–Sight

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Inside the fine 18th-century original buildings of the oldest hospital in the United States are the nation's first medical library and first... READ MORE

Inside the fine 18th-century original buildings of the oldest hospital in the United States are the nation's first medical library and first surgical amphitheater (an 1804 innovation, with a skylight). The hospital also has a portrait gallery, early medical instruments, art objects, and a rare-book library with items dating from 1762. The artwork includes the Benjamin West painting Christ Healing the Sick in the Temple. Today Pennsylvania Hospital is a full-service modern medical center four blocks southwest of the Athenaeum. There are self-guided tours weekdays and guided tours if you call ahead for times and reservations. The suggested donation is $4 per person.

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Hospital–Sight

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800 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19107, USA

215-829–3370

www.uphs.upenn.edu/paharc/tours

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Rate Includes: $4 suggested donation

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