Designed by Josh Sarantitis and Eric Okdeh, this massive mural commemorates the work Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass did to end slavery. Its right side is made up of over 1 million small glass tiles, while the left, painted on cloth, shows a map of Africa as viewed through the broken planks of a slave ship.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Chinatown & Center City East attractions

1. Dream Garden

0.12 MILES

In the east lobby of the Curtis Center is a masterpiece of American craft: a luminous, wall-size Tiffany mosaic of more than 100,000 pieces of glass…

2. Congress Hall

0.13 MILES

Congress Hall is where the first legislators met when Philly was the nation's capital. Entrance (no ticket necessary) is through the security checkpoint…

3. Liberty Bell Center

0.13 MILES

A glass-walled building protects this icon of Philadelphia history from the elements. You can peek from outside, or join the line to file past, reading…

4. President's House Site

0.15 MILES

This free outdoor exhibition is constructed on the former location of the presidential offices of George Washington and John Adams. Displays focus on the…

5. Independence Hall

0.15 MILES

The 'birthplace of American government', this modest, early 18th-century Georgian building is where delegates from the 13 colonies met to approve the…

6. Washington Square

0.18 MILES

On the northwest edge of Society Hill, this attractive tree-planted square dates back to William Penn's original city plan. In the center is the Tomb of…

7. Old City Hall

0.19 MILES

It was in this building, Philadelphia's Old City Hall, that the US Supreme Court made its first decisions between 1791 and 1800.

8. American Philosophical Society

0.19 MILES

The oldest learned society in the US was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin with the aim of 'promoting useful knowledge.' It continues on its mission by…