Sights in Philadelphia

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A view of a dentist chair in a cell of the prison

A view of a dentist chair in a cell of the prison

Stephen P. Heverin

The Beautiful Appalachian Mountains are great for hiking and biking. Lots of family fun!

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City Hall

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Philadelphia City Hall
Philadelphia City Hall
photo by: Joseph Hollick

Philadelphia's City Hall is the largest municipal government building in the United States. Built in the French Second Empire style, it was already dated in appearance by the time it was completed in 1901 after 34 years of construction. The building is entirely of masonry construction, and is the largest building in the world to by made entirely of bricks. The exterior is stone, but bears no load, for it is only ornamental. While the great tower of City Hall appears to be stone on the exterior, the ride to the observation deck reveals that the inside is indeed all hand-laid more..

type:Public Buildings
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tel:(215) MU6 - 1776
openingHours:9am-5pm M-F
url:www.phila.gov
address:Broad and Market Streets

Eastern State Penitentiary

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A view of a dentist chair in a cell of the prison
A view of a dentist chair in a cell of the prison
photo by: Stephen P. Heverin

 Eastern State Penitentiary is a historic Penitentiary located in Philadelphia. It was active up until 1971. April, through November they are open daily offering guided audio tours, voiced by actor Steve Buscemi . Throughout the prison you can spend hours taking in the history of the prison, or the various art installations which change year to year.  There are also volunteers working at the prison who provided guided tours on different aspects of the prison.

It was opened in 1829, approximately 2 miles from the center of Philly, as part of a movement to reform more..

type:Landmarks
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tel:215-236-3300
openingHours:April thru November, Daily 10 am to 5 pm, last admission at 4 pm
url:www.easternstate.org
address:22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue, philadelphia, pa

Independence Hall

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Independence Hall Clock Tower
Independence Hall Clock Tower
photo by: Joseph Hollick

This was once the Pennsylvania State House and also served as the nation's first capitol building upon its inception in 1776. Built in 1732, Independence Hall is perhaps one of the most recognizable symbols of America. The site is part of the Independence National Historic Park. The building was more open to the public before the 2001 attacks on New York, since which security has been very high and often frustrating to navigate in order to go into Independence Hall. You can access security at 5th and Chestnut Streets, in the former Philadelphia City Hall building. From there, you more..

type:Landmarks
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openingHours:M-F 9am-6pm; Sat, Sun 9am-5pm
address:500 Chestnut Street

Reading Terminal Market

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The Reading Terminal Market is the largest indoor farmer's market in the country. They have everything to dairy from amish vendors, to a local wine vendor, to a thai grocer, to rare & unique produce, to a spice shop.

type:Hotspots
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openingHours:8 - 6 mon - sat
url:www.readingterminalmarket.org
address:11th/12th & arch/filbert streets

Fairmount Water Works

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This is the first water works in any major American city. Constructed in 1811, the Water Works delivered water to Philadelphians by pumping water from the Schuylkill River, and sending the water into a reservoir on a hill overhead of the Water Works. Today, the site of that reservoir is where the Philadelphia Museum of Art stands. Closed late in the 1800s, the Water Works took on various roles, In the 1950s, it was a municipal aquarium, and into the 1970s, one could find a popular public pool there. Today neither of these attractions survive, though the old pool exists more..

type:Landmarks
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address:Fairmount Park, behind Art Museum

The Liberty Bell

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Called “Independence Bell” by many, the Liberty Bell is a symbol of America’s freedom from English domination. Originally in Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell was moved to its new home in The Liberty Bell Center in 2003. The bell was cast by order of the Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania in 1752. It cracked the first time it was rung. After it was repaired, it cracked a second time when the bell rang in honor of George Washington’s birthday in 1846. During the American Revolution, the bell was taken from Philadelphia and hidden since if the British took it, it more..

type:Memorials
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accessibility:yes
tel:215-597-9373
openingHours:Liberty Bell visible at all times
url:www.ushistory.org
address:The Liberty Bell Center, 525 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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