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Philadelphia The most important city
As the most important city in colonial America, Philadelphia has a rich history. The declaration of Independence was signed in the city's state house, now the Independence Hall. Other significant events like the signing of the US Constitution and the creation of a national flag also took place in Philadelphia. Philadelphia has a rich history Washington Statue at Eakins Oval
Country : United States Currency : US Dollar (USD) Language : English Population City: 1 560 297 (2014) Metro: 6 051 170 (2014) Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST) Some Philadelphia Facts
The Independence Hall The Independence Hall is one of the most important historical landmarks in the United States. Major steps towards independence were taken here by delegates of the English colonies, amongst them George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. Independence Hall
The Liberty Bell The Liberty Bell is one of the most important symbols of America's struggle for independence at the end of the eighteenth century. The famously cracked bell occupies a separate pavilion at the Independence Mall and can be visited free of charge. Liberty Bell Center
Philadelphia's City Hall Philadelphia's City Hall is the largest, tallest and most expensive of all city halls in the United States. In 1987 One Liberty Place dethroned the Philadelphia City Hall as the tallest building in the city.
The Museum of Art The Museum of Art in Philadelphia is one of the country's largest museums. Its collection of some 300,000 works of art covers diverse artistic areas.
Betsy Ross House In the midst of a city that's full of early American history, the Betsy Ross House is a tiny jewel that shouldn't be missed. Often overlooked for the likes ofIndependence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and Philadelphia's magnificent Art Museum, the Betsy Ross home is a site well worth the short amount of time it takes to explore. Betsy Ross Flag
Franklin Institute Science Museum The Franklin Institute Science Museum is one of the oldest science and technology museums in North America. It is managed by the Franklin Institute, a center for Innovation in Science Learning, and promotes discovery and learning through hands-on exhibits. Benjamin Franklin
Christ Church Christ Church is a historic church built in the eighteenth century in Georgian style. It is one of the most important churches from the colonial era; many prominent figures of the American Revolution attended services here. Interior
Masonic Temple Philadelphia's Masonic Temple, one of the city's most interesting architectural gems, is the home of The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania. Many of America's Founding Fathers were Freemasons.
The Academy of Natural Sciences The Academy of Natural Sciences is a research center and natural history museum with a collection of specimens that numbers in the millions. It is the oldest such institution in North America. Dinosaur Hall
First Bank of the United States Proposed by Alexander Hamilton, the First Bank of the United States stands amid Philadelphia's other historic landmarks.
The Drake The Drake was built in 1929 as a luxurious hotel. The brick and terra-cotta skyscraper is arguably the most magnificent of the many high-rises that were built in Philadelphia during the skyscraper boom of the 1920s.
Irish Memorial A tribute to Philadelphia's large Irish population, the Irish Memorial remembers those who died in the Irish famine of the nineteenth century.
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