Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania. It has deep roots in US history. The city is filled with historical treasures that make up some of the best places to visit in Philadelphia.
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Each of them offers an educational and entertaining experience. From old cobbled streets to important buildings and famous monuments, here are the top historical landmarks in Philadelphia.
The Liberty Bell is a proud symbol of American independence. This massive 943 kg (2,080 lbs) historical landmark was first rung on July 8, 1776, after the Declaration of Independence.
The Liberty Bell
Independence Hall is a US civic building that holds monumental historical significance in the nation’s founding. Admission into the building is by timed tours only. Guests need to reserve their ticket beforehand.
The Betsy Ross House is where American seamstress and US flag-maker Betsy Ross lived. You’ll be guided to the different rooms by an audio guide.
Betsy Ross House
The original building of President’s House was demolished in 1832, it now operates as an open-air, outdoor exhibit. It sits at the original site, and you can still see the foundations of the house embedded in the ground.
The President’s House
The Declaration House is the site where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. It features exhibitions and period furnishings to reflect what it would have looked like when Jefferson was residing there.
The Declaration House
The Powel House is one of Philadelphia’s original Georgian-style houses. The historical home now operates as a house museum. It’s accessible through tours, which are guided by a knowledgeable docent.