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Philadelphia Attractions

What to See and Do in Philadelphia


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WHAT TO SEE & DO PHILADELPHIA ATTRACTIONS

MUSEUMS & HOMES

Betsy Ross House, home and burial place of the nation's most famous seamstress
Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross House
239 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-686-1252
www.betsyrosshouse.org
The home and burial place of the nation's most famous seamstress.

Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-925-5439
www.phillyseaport.com
This interactive museum explores Philadelphia's maritime heritage.

Institute of Contemporary Art
118 S. 36th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-7108
www.icaphila.org
A museum of provocative contemporary art on Penn's campus.

Mütter Museum
19 S. 22nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-563-3737
www.collphyphil.org
The Mütter Museum is a riveting storehouse of 20,000 medical specimens.

The Rodin Museum in Philadelphia contains the largest collection of Rodin's sculptures outside France
Rodin Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 26th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-763-8100
www.philamuseum.org

One of the largest museums in the U.S., it currently holds more than 225,000 works of art since it was founded in 1876.

Physick House
321 S. 4th St. (at Spruce St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-627-0364
The 18th century mansion of the "Father of American Surgery" Dr. Philip Syng Physick.

Powel House
244 S. 3rd St. (at Spruce St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-627-0364
A luxurious mid-Georgian 18th-century mansion, once the home of Elizabeth and Samuel Powel, friends of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and George Washington.

Rodin Museum
Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. at 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 1910
215-763-8100
www.rodinmuseum.org
The largest collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures outside France.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-4000
www.museum.upenn.edu
A collection of nearly a million objects makes this one of the world's finest archaeological/anthropological museums.

LANDMARKS

Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia is the nation's oldest continuously inhabited street
Elfreth's Alley

Elfreth's Alley
Located on Second Street, between Race and Arch
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-574-0560
www.elfrethsalley.org
The nation's oldest continuously inhabited street.

Franklin Court
316-322 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-597-2760
Old City museum and exhibitions dedicated to Benjamin Franklin.

Franklin Square
6th and Race Streets
215-629-4026
www.onceuponanation.com
One of the five public squares that William Penn laid out in his original plan for the city, renovated with family attractions.

Liberty Bell
Liberty Bell at Independence National Historic Park
The widely known symbol of American freedom.

The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, a symbol of American freedom
Liberty Bell at Independence National Historic Park
Independence National Historic Park
Third and Chestnut Sts.
Philadelphia, 19106
215-597-8974
www.nps.gov/inde
America's most historic square mile, home to Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the Constitution Center.

Rittenhouse Square Park
18th and Walnut Sts.
A green space in Center City, home to restaurants, hotels and shopping.

THEATRES

Landmark Theatres (for movies)
www.landmarktheatres.com
Philadelphia's spot for art and indie films.

Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-574-3550
www.walnutstreettheatre.org
America's oldest theater, once owned by the great classical actor Edwin Booth.

TOURS

Lights of Liberty Tour spectacle in Philadelphia
Lights of Liberty Tour spectacle

Lights of Liberty Tour
877-GO2-1776
www.lightsofliberty.org
Important historic landmarks take center stage during this high tech moonlight journey through the past.

INFORMATION

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
1234 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-580-4000
www.septa.org

The Independence Visitor Center
6th and Market Sts.
800-537-7676
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
www.independencevisitorcenter.com

PHLASH Bus Service
215-4-PHLASH
www.phillyphlash.com

RESOURCES

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
1700 Market Street, Suite 3000
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-636-3300
www.philadelphiausa.travel

Philadelphia and The Countryside Official Visitor Site
www.visitphilly.com


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