No visit is complete without a stop to the hub of history and entertainment. The place that birthed our most important documents of the nation: both the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Independence Hall is flanked by several historic buildings and the Liberty Bell, where you can hear great stories about the history of America.
#2 – ELFRETH’S ALLEY
If you wish to see a stark contrast of past and present, look no further than America’s first city. Cobblestone streets and brick home will send travelers back to America’s past. Elfreth’s Alley contains actual housing that can be purchased by the public, so it is not just a static museum. Stop by and meet the people who live in America’s oldest neighborhood.
Art fans and historians know that, despite New York and California getting the majority of the attention, Philadelphia has one of the greatest collections of artwork in America. The iconic building that it is housed in may also be more familiar for fans of the film”Rocky” where they filmed the iconic scene of Rocky running up the steps.
#4 – THE PHILADELPHIA CITY CENTER
Here you will find another timeless cross-section of historic and contemporary Philadelphia. You can see the historic City Hall or the popular Chinatown district, for instance. Another Fantastic museum awaits you at the City Center, as well, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, along with the Civil War Library and Museum.
Take a moment to unwind at this scenic historic park which comes alive during the Spring. You will have access to the best museums and attractions in Philadelphia within walking distance, such as the Philly Zoo, Rodin and Philadelphia Museums, as well as a traditional Japanese House and Garden. Throughout the park you will find various outdoor activities, such as tennis, hiking, and children’s playgrounds to keep you busy on a gorgeous sunny day.
Get lost in the terrific community and culture of Philadelphia at the hottest market in the nation. This is where you can taste all of the Philly-native foods, hand-made, fresh, never frozen, and revel in the beautiful scenery as you gorge yourself. Six thousand people come through the Reading Terminal Market each year, we are positive that amount would be higher if you counted repeat visits.
#7 – THE PHILADELPHIA ZOO
America’s first zoo is home to 1,300 animals, 42 acres of enveloping Victorian gardens, and remarkable metal sculptures, which extends to the animal’s enclosures. Animal-lovers and nature lovers cannot miss this opportunity to see so many rare and beautiful species in 1 place.
#8 – THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE
This revered science institution has to be seen to be believed. It’s a huge museum housing numerous popular exhibitions that are great for all ages. You can learn about sports, space, electricity, climate change, and the human body, all in one day.
#9 – THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER
This is the only museum in the world that’s devoted to the most important documents of the country. Inside you’ll find historical items and hidden secrets that lead up to the creation of The Constitution. You will even find 42 full-size bronze statues of the Founding Fathers, throw in remarkable detail.
#10 – TUSPM SHOE MUSEUM
Last, but not least is the interesting and enlightening experience presented by the Temple School of Podiatric Medicine. This shoe museum is anything and everything about the shoes which were worn at the past and present. Starting with the first humble beginnings in Ancient Egypt, you’ll find examples of iconic shoes throughout history, in addition to those worn by contemporary celebrities.