Top Choice Park in Philadelphia

Independence National Historic Park

This L-shaped park, along with Old City, has been dubbed 'America's most historic square mile.' Once the backbone of the United States government, it has become the backbone of Philadelphia's tourist trade. Stroll a…
Top Choice Museum in Philadelphia

Barnes Foundation

In the first half of the 20th century, collector and educator Albert C Barnes amassed a remarkable trove of artwork by Cézanne, Degas, Matisse, Renoir, Van Gogh and other European stars. Alongside, he set beautiful …
Top Choice Notable Building in Philadelphia

City Hall

Completed in 1901, City Hall takes up a whole block, and, at 548ft, not counting the 27-ton bronze statue of William Penn, it's the world's tallest structure without a steel frame. The view from the observation deck…
Top Choice Historic Building in Philadelphia

Independence Hall

The 'birthplace of American government,' a modest Quaker building, is where delegates from the 13 colonies met to approve the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Entrance is at the corner of Chestnut and 5t…
Top Choice Museum in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art

To many, this building is simply the steps Sylvester Stallone ran up in the 1976 flick Rocky. But well beyond that, this is one of the nation's finest treasure troves, featuring excellent collections of Asian art, R…
Top Choice Museum in Philadelphia

Benjamin Franklin Museum

In the courtyard south of Market St, underground, is a museum dedicated to Benjamin Franklin's storied life as a printer (he started the nation's first newspaper), inventor (bifocals! lightning rods!) and statesman …
Museum in Philadelphia

Elfreth's Alley Museum

Be sure to stop into Elfreth's Alley Museum which was built in 1755 by blacksmith and alley namesake Jeremiah Elfreth; it's been restored and furnished to its 1790 appearance.
Historic Building in Philadelphia

Powel House

The 18th-century Georgian brick mansion was home to Samuel Powel, a mayor of Philadelphia in the colonial era. Its interior is a simulacrum – the original was stripped away decades ago and installed in the Philadelp…
Historic Building in Philadelphia

Physick House

Home to the "Father of American Surgery," Philip Syng Physick, who also took credit for introducing soda pop to the US, this stately home has a small medical museum inside. The Federal-style mansion was build in 178…
Historic Site in Philadelphia

Liberty Bell Center

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 about the 2080lb object's history along the way. The queue star…