5 Historical Landmarks in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania. It’s where the most prominent early American leaders gathered to discuss important topics that would shape the nation.

As such, the city is filled with historical treasures that make up some of the best places to visit in Philadelphia. Most of the landmarks shed light on early US history.


The Liberty Bell

A proud symbol of American independence, this massive bell (2,080 lbs) was first rung on July 8, 1776, after the Declaration of Independence was read publicly for the first time.


Independence Hall

It’s the site where America’s founding fathers adopted and signed the US Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.


The Declaration House (Graff House)

This is the site where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. He rented a room from Jacob Graff, a brick-layer, who built this three-story house.

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Philadelphia City Hall

This historical landmark is pretty remarkable. It was constructed from 1871 to 1901 and features 700 rooms. It’s the largest municipal building in the US.


Edgar Allan Pоe National Historic Site

Although Poe occupied many houses in Philadelphia, this is the only home that still stands.

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