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If you're overwhelmed with everything there is to do in Philly, here are the top 5 places to visit while in town. More details about each site are listed at the bottom of this page.

Other Places to Visit While in Philadelphia

  • The Barnes Foundation - Immerse yourself in a grand collection of post-impressionist and early-modeBetsy Ross House in Philadelphiarn art and much more.

  • Betsy Ross House - Tour the birthplace of the American flag and learn more about Betsy's life through interactive, historical programming.

  • City Hall - This is actually the nation's largest municipal building and you can take a tour!

  • The Franklin Institute - One of the premier (and oldest) science centers in the country. The feature exhibit will be Genghis Khan - Bring the Legend to Life

  • Independence Seaport Museum - The region's primary repository of art, artifacts, and archival materials documenting the diverse maritime history of the area.Insect on leaf

  • Insectarium - Now for some fun for the kids - visit the country's largest insect museum!

  • National Constitutional Center - This institution was established by Congress to disseminate non-partisan information about the Constitution to increase awareness and understanding among the American people with interactive exhibits.

  • Philadelphia Phillies - Their professional baseball team is home (Tuesday - Thursday) playing the Los Angeles Dodgers. We may try to organize a night out to watch them play!

  • Philadelphia Zoo - Visit America's first zoo with over 1,300 rare and exotic animals.

  • U. S. Mint in Philadelphia - This was the first federal building erected under the constitution.

More Details on the Top 5 Places to Visit

Reading Terminal Market - The Reading Terminal Market, established in 1892 at 12th and Arch Reading Terminal MarketStreets, is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market. Through its long and interesting history , it has seen times both good and bad, but has emerged in the 21st century as one of the greatest public markets in the country.

When you visit the market, you can enjoy eating virtually every type of cuisine, from sublime soul food and exquisite Asian and Middle Eastern dishes to authentic Philly Cheesesteaks and traditional Pennsylvania Dutch fare — all available from largely family-run stands.

Reading Terminal Market is open Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 9am-5pm. Parking is $4 on 12th & Arch Streets.

12th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 922-2317

Independence National Historical Park - Known as the birthplace of American democracy, Historic Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park (INHP) is located on the site of many of the seminal events that carried the nation through its founding as a global leader of democratic ideals.

The Independence National Visitor Center is your gateway to America's most historical square mile and is open daily 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

1 North Independence Mall West Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 965-2305 (National Park)

(800) 537-7676 (Independence Visitor Center

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Like Philadelphia’s own Parthenon, the Philadelphia Museum of Art sits majestically on a rise at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The vast collections of this temple of art make it the third-largest art museum in the country, and an absolute must-see on the city’s cultural circuit.

The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Wednesdays & Fridays, the Main building open until 8:45 p.m. Closed Mondays.

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-8100

Top Spots for Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks - Here in Philly, cheesesteaks are a civic icon, a tourist draw and a cultural obsession. Often imitated around the world, the cheesesteak is rarely duplicated successfully outside of Philadelphia.Liberty Bell Center, Philadelphia, PA

The Liberty Bell Center - The Liberty Bell has a new home, and it is as powerful and dramatic as the Bell itself. Throughout the expansive, light-filled Center, larger-than-life historic documents and graphic images explore the facts and the myths surrounding the Bell.

The original Liberty Bell is on display inside the Liberty Bell Center. The buildings also offers a video presentation and exhibits about this now famous symbol of liberty. Learn about the origins of the State House bell and its transformation into an international icon of freedom.

The Liberty Bell Center is located at 6th and Market Streets. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The security screening area closes 5 minutes before the building closes (no entry past 4:55 p.m.) Admission is free and no tickets are required. Entrance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

526 Market Street (GPS address)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 965-2305