Philadelphia Sightseeing

Philadelphia Sightseeing - see the city of brotherly love!!

This city is a huge part of American history. During the American Revolutionary War, this was one of the nation's many capitals. While Washington, DC was under construction, it served as the capital. This is the place that the Declaration of Independence was signed. Philadelphia Sightseeing will include many historical sites. These include Independence National Historical Park, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the home of Edgar Allan Poe, Betsy Ross, and Thaddeus Kosciuszko, The First and Second Banks of the United States, and Fort Mifflin.

The science museums are something to see while Philadelphia Sightseeing. See the Franklin Institute, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the Academy of Natural Sciences. Go back in time at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia History, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center, the National Museum of American Jewish History, and the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in the state of Pennsylvania.

William Penn is one of the notable figures from the area. "Penn's Treaty with the Indians" by Benjamin West was written in his honor. Penn was the man that gave the city it's name which is Greek for brotherly love. Benjamin Franklin was one of the leading citizens. He improved the services the city offered, such as the American Colonies' first hospital.

Some of the architects you can enjoy while Philadelphia Sightseeing include Benjamin Latrobe, William Strickland, John Haviland, John Notman, Thomas U. Walter, and Samuel Sloan. Most believe that  Frank Furness is Philadelphia's greatest architect - followed by John McArthur, Jr., Addison Hutton, Wilson Eyre, the Wilson Brothers, and Horace Trumbauer. Some famous Philadelphians are The Philly Pops and Dr. Robert G. Hamilton.

Your Philadelphia Sightseeing adventure can include museums and historic sights. Climb the same steps that Rocky did at the Museum of Art. Walk around through the old neighborhoods for a real experience. See Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and Constitution Center. Enjoy a Philly cheesesteak or soft pretzel; retrace the steps of our founding fathers.

Allow your ears to enjoy with the music of Hip-hop and Rap Artists during your Philadelphia Sightseeing experience including DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Beanie Segal, The Roots, Schooly D, Eve, The Goats, Freeway, and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. If you have the shopping fever, get your fill at Center City at places such as the Shops at Liberty Place, The Gallery at Market East, and Jewelers' Row. Sports are all around. Some of the teams that you can see are The Flyers, The Eagles, The Phillies, and the 76ers.

Visit the Italian Market for your fill of meats, cheese, and housewares. This place is a hub for railroads such as Reading Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Riding The Ducks is the fun thing to do in here. Bus tours are a great way to enjoy Philadelphia Sightseeing.
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