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Explore Philadelphia

Shop the Reading Terminal Market: A food lovers paradise, this is America’s oldest farmers market!  Nearly seven million visited this indoor gem for the delicious sandwiches, artisanal cheese, unique desserts.

Visit the birthplace of American democracy: Independence National Historic Park is home to many important sites that shaped American history.  The Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, the Benjamin Franklin Museum, and the National Constitution Center (America’s only museum dedicated to the U.S Constitution), can all be found in this federally recognized area of the city.  

Try an 18th century Happy hour: The City Tavern is a recreated traditional Colonial eatery, where America’s Founding Fathers congregated after long, hot summer days of deliberating the new country’s future.  John Adams called it “the most genteel tavern in America” – so stop by, and try ale from Thomas Jefferson’s own recipe book, or West Indies Pepperpot soup, a colonial classic!

Calling all science geeks!: The Franklin Institute is a showcase of all things science, including interactive exhibits on space, sports, and even the human brain!  Check out the IMAX theater and planetarium to start your visit. 

Penn Museum:  If American history doesn’t pique your interest, try exploring the renowned international collection of the Penn Museum.  Massive Egyptian columns, mummies, ancient Greek sculptures, and artifacts from the Maya civilization are featured.

Explore Philadelphia’s maritime heritage:  Learn more about the city’s use of the Delaware River and Bay by boarding the nation’s oldest floating steel warship or a classic World War II submarine that withstood battles in the South Pacific.  The Independence Seaport Museum chronicles naval and commercial maritime history in this interactive and unique experience. 

 

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