No trip is complete without a stop to the hub of history and entertainment. The place that birthed our most important documents of the country: both the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Independence Hall is flanked by various historical 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 town. Cobblestone streets and brick housing will send travelers back to America’s past. Elfreth’s Alley contains actual housing that can be purchased by the general public, so it is not simply a static museum. Stop by and meet the people who live in America’s oldest neighborhood.
#3 – THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
Art lovers and historians know that, despite New York and California getting most of the attention, Philadelphia has among the greatest collections of artwork in America. The iconic building that it’s housed in may also be more comfortable for fans of the film”Rocky” where they filmed the iconic scene of Rocky running up the steps.
Here you’ll find another classic cross-section of historic and contemporary Philadelphia. You can visit 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.
#5 – FAIRMOUNT PARK
Take a moment to unwind at this scenic historic park that comes alive during the Spring. You will have access to the best museums and attractions in Philadelphia within walking distance, like the Philly Zoo, Rodin and Philadelphia Museums, along with a traditional Japanese House and Garden. Throughout the park you’ll 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 in the hottest market in the state. This is where you can taste all the Philly-native foods, hand-made, fresh, not frozen, and enjoy the beautiful scenery while you gorge yourself. Six thousand people come through the Reading Terminal Market annually, we’re positive that amount would be even higher if you relied on repeat visits.
America’s first zoo is home to 1,300 animals, 42 acres of enveloping Victorian gardens, and amazing metal sculptures, which extends to the animal’s enclosures. Animal-lovers and nature lovers can’t miss this opportunity to see so many rare and beautiful species in one place.
This revered science institution must be seen to be believed. It is a massive museum housing numerous popular exhibitions that are great for all ages. You can learn about space, sports, 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 is dedicated to the most important documents of the country. Inside you will find historic items and hidden secrets that lead up to the creation of The Constitution. You may 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 everything and anything about the shoes that were worn at the past and present. Starting with the very first humble beginnings in Ancient Egypt, you will find examples of iconic shoes throughout history, in addition to those worn by contemporary celebrities.