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3 days in Philadelphia

Three very different days make for one great overview of Philly. Spend the first day exploring history, the second perusing museums, and the third getting up close and personal with some pop culture that defines the city.

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  • Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Search Flights 6.9 mi
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  • Official Greater Philadelphia Tourism Office: Events
    • Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders
      Barnes Foundation
      January 25, 2014 - April 21, 2014
      Life-sized sculptural mannequins clad in textiles reminiscent of traditional African attire highlight this Barnes Foundation exhibition. Provocative in its themes, the exhibition explores history, race, slavery, commerce and European colonialism in Africa. … more
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    • Native American Voices
      Penn Museum
      March 1, 2014
      More than a celebration of Native American history, the exhibition touches on topics raised by today’s most prominent indigenous leaders, including issues of personal and group identity, tribal sovereignty, language retention, and Native American representation. … more
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    • Treasures from Korea: Arts & Culture of the Joseon Dynasty
      Philadelphia Museum of Art
      March 2, 2014 - May 26, 2014
      Get a rare look at Korean art and culture within this expansive exhibition. See more than 150 works culled from collections around the world, including many treasures from the National Museum of Korea, as well as both public and private collections. … more
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    • Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American
      National Museum of American Jewish History
      March 13, 2014 - October 26, 2014
      Catch the first large-scale exhibition to weave together the history of American sport and national identity with the story of Jewish immigration and integration into American life. A number of Baseball’s legends and myths, heroes and flops tell the country’s unique tale. … more
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    • Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello
      National Constitution Center
      April 9, 2014 - October 19, 2014
      Dig into history as this exhibition explores Thomas Jefferson’s contradictions and examines the dilemma and stain of slavery. In addition to Jefferson’s personal possessions, you’ll see rare items from the slave quarters on Mulberry Row, along with interactive woodworking and furniture-making activities. … more
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Philadelphia overview

One of the most historic cities in America, Philadelphia is an ideal place to spend a weekend - preferably a long one. Be sure to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Constitution and Declaration of Independence were signed. Both are part of Independence National Historic Park. Philadelphia also boasts some outstanding art museums, including the Rodin Museum. The Franklin Institute Science Museum is one of many area attractions honoring the life and work of Benjamin Franklin, the city's most famous ambassador. After digesting all of that history, be sure you save room for a classic Philly cheese steak sandwich.

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