Sights & landmarks in Philadelphia

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  • thewolf180
    Peterborough & the Kawarthas, Canada33 contributions
    Great tour trip. I’m a Canadian so I sure learned a lot about American history. This for my wife and me was a great experience.
    Written January 25, 2024
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  • tinylass
    Sheffield, UK4,397 contributions
    Free to visit and no need to book a slot in January; I imagine it gets extremely busy in high season. We only had a short 5 minute line to go through security.
    Lots of information and photos can be seen before you reach the Bell at the end of the room. We were lucky to visit on a quiet Saturday so got to see it all without crowds of people so we could get right up to the Bell and see it clearly.
    I would highly recommend going to see if from inside the building instead of from the outside but I'd plan ahead during busy periods as I imagine the security line can get pretty long!
    Written January 23, 2024
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  • Kevin B
    Mount Juliet, TN2,315 contributions
    There's so much history here and it's amazing! My wife and I hadn't been to Independence Hall since we were kids, so we took a detour on a recent trip back to PA and visited these sites. Independence National Historical Park covers many historical attractions in Old City and we were lucky enough to visit several of them. We booked a tour of Independence Hall (via recreation.gov) and it was a lovely tour. Our guide was knowledgable and entertaining and it's so humbling to be standing where The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution were signed and adopted. It really gives you chills. We also got to see the Liberty Bell and tour Christ Church. One of the highlights was definitely visiting Christ Church Burial Ground and seeing Benjamin Franklin's grave and Benjamin Rush's grave. There's just so much to see here and you really can't do it all in a day. I highly recommend coming here if you're a lover of American history!
    Written January 24, 2024
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  • tanagogo1
    Marlow, UK1,049 contributions
    A must do in Philly. When we went there was a modest queue (line) that took about 15 mins to get through to the front. Be warned! There was a lady there at the front who gave the impression of being an official. On questioning she freely admitted she was not and that any tips were voluntary, but there was certainly pressure to pay her for taking your photo. My advice, agree with the person in front of you to take each others photo and don’t pay the “official” guide
    Written February 19, 2024
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  • Matt W
    Wyoming, PA88 contributions
    The best fans in baseball and a great stadium. Tons of parking ($25). Xfinity Live is just across the street from home plate, it is a complex with restraunts and bars. Many picture oportunities throughout the park. Go to the 300 level 3rd base side all the way to the end, get a picture with the Phillies Liberty Bell overlooking Philadelphia.
    Written September 28, 2023
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  • Chris P
    3 contributions
    Beautiful church with beautiful liturgies. If you’ve never been, definitely go at least once.

    A treasure in Philadelphia.
    Written January 11, 2024
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  • Ellie C
    Rhinebeck, New York, United States169 contributions
    This was the perfect activity in between lunch and dinner with friends. We spent over 2 hours there and the exhibits are very compelling. The museum is free btw. It’s organized by time period. They advise starting on the 4th floor and working your way down chronologically. Makes sense, but in retrospect we should have started on the 2nd floor because we started to lose steam after a few hours. The 1900’s exhibits were really good and we ended up moving through quicker than I’d have liked. Overall, I highly recommend this museum.
    Written February 4, 2024
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  • Dean_Amy-2004
    Gettysburg, PA5,827 contributions
    Not what you’d expect to find in a Macy’s store, but an amazing fine. Free concerts, twice a day. There is a great viewing area directly across from the organ on the second floor and there’s a nice spot for photos of the organ pipes from the second floor as well.
    Written January 14, 2024
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  • mrstraveller1
    York, UK2,128 contributions
    The tour - City Hall Interior/Exterior plus Tower was very interesting & the 90 minutes flew by. Our guide, Marie, was well informed & easy company.
    After passing the security check, the interior rooms open to you include the Mayors Reception Room, City Council Caucus Room & stunning library. An antiquated 4 man elevator whisks you
    to the tower for magnificent views & a closer up peek at the William Penn statue. Well worth the money.
    Written December 26, 2023
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  • tinylass
    Sheffield, UK4,397 contributions
    The street is central so easy to find and was worth a visit. It is a small street and alleyway with all but 2 of the houses being privately owned so there are signs up asking people to basically behave and respect the people and homes. We were lucky enough to be the only 2 people on the street when we visited so got some lovely unobstructed photos and it was very interesting to see being one of the oldest residential street in the US.
    Written January 24, 2024
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  • Amazin1
    New York City, NY70 contributions
    Educational and very interesting my family really enjoyed learning about the history and how our coins and many medals are made.
    Written February 4, 2024
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  • tinylass
    Sheffield, UK4,397 contributions
    The Temple was closed for a private event so we only got to see it from outside but it is a lovely building and a statue and a plaque with some information on are outside.
    Written January 24, 2024
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  • Maryanne h
    2 contributions
    Ain’t to proud to beg was awesome we had box seats loved it the theatre was very beautiful very clean everything was very nice
    Written January 7, 2024
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  • dfbf
    Earth181 contributions
    This is pretty and historic campus with a nice adjacent business district. It is close to public transportation and easy to connect to other sites in downtown Philadelphia or the airport. Two very historic sports venues (Franklin Field & Palestra) are easy to see.
    Written September 28, 2023
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  • tinylass
    Sheffield, UK4,397 contributions
    We were passing by and had a wander around the outside but did not go in as it was closed at the time. The burial ground is where Benjamin Franklin is, along with four other signers of the Declaration of Independence.
    Pretty Church, worth a quick stop by.
    Written January 24, 2024
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