Philadelphia Tourist Attractions

Philadelphia Tourist Attractions include many great historical and educational sites.

There is wonderful American History all around Philadelphia.

You can visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the National Constitution Center.

If you enjoy museums, consider the Philadelphia Art Museum and the Rodin Museum.


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Philadelphia Skyline

The Philadelphia Skyline

Independence Hall
Restored inside and out to its original late 18th century appearance, there is much rich history that was made here.

George Washington was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army in the assembly room here in 1775, on July 4, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was adopted here and the American flag was agreed upon in 1777.

In 1781 the Articles of Confederation were adopted, and in 1787 the U. S. Constitution was drafted here. Independence hall is located on Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets.

The Liberty Bell
The liberty bell has a rich and long history. For example, it was chimed on July 8th 1776 from the tower of Independence Hall when it summoned the citizens of Philadelphia for a public reading of the Declaration of Independence.

The famous crack of the liberty bell that made it unringable was on Washington’s birthday in 1846! There is much more history to this famous bell… The Liberty Bell Center is located on Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets.

Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell

National Constitution Center
Only four pages long, the US constitution is one of the most influential documents in history. The National Constitution Center is dedicated to exploring the US Constitution with interactive displays, artifacts, high tech exhibits, a multimedia production in the Kimmel Theater and more.

Interesting Tidbit!
After the ratification of the US Constitution Philadelphia was the temporary capital of the United States from 1790 to 1800 while Washington DC was under construction.


Philadelphia Tourist Attractions - Museums

The Philadelphia Museum of Art
This museum is one of the largest museums in the United States. From Renaissance master paintings, entire period rooms, architectural settings from around the world and 200 captivating galleries.

The Rodin Museum
This is the largest public collection of the works by the late nineteenth-century French Sculptor Rodin (Think of the statue: The Thinker.) outside of Paris. There are many great works and a spectacular garden to enjoy on your vacation.

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