Open daily, 9:30am-5pm. Adults, $17.95. Children (2-12), $14.95. Open daily, 9:30am-5pm. Adults, $18.95; Children (2-12) $14.95. (Children under 2 are FREE). Visitors can view the mysterious Shark Rays, touch exotic species from all around the world, explore a state-of-the-art exhibit with underwater hippo viewing, surround themselves with sharks in a 40-foot walk-through tunnel and see […]
The Avenue of the Arts is the longest, widest, busiest street in the region and operates at street level and underground. It unifies a wide range of different neighborhoods, and bridges both the historic and the new. Moreover, the Avenue is home to over fifty of the city’s most important institutions dedicated to arts and […]
World Class Hot Air Balloon Rides every day over Lancaster County Amish farm country, Chester County, Brandywine River Valley, Bucks County, Delaware River Countryside. Hot Air Balloon Ride “Gift Certificates.” The perfect gift for every occasion.
Just minutes from the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House is America’s oldest living botanical garden, a pastoral 18th-century homestead surrounded by the urban bustle of Philadelphia. Highlights include the oldest Gingko Tree in America and the Franklina Tree, saved from extinction by John Bartram and named after his friend, Benjamin Franklin.
April 2-October 31, Wed-Sat 10am-5pm. The garden will stay open until 8pm on every Friday May through August. Tours start at 10:30am and 1:30pm every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Tours last about 1-1/2 hours. $5 adult (16 and over), under 16, free. Season pases available. Group tours cost $10 per person. A deposit of $100 […]
Founded in 1695, this has been the spiritual home of many of the Founding Fathers and first families of Society Hill. Benjamin Franklin was one of the members here, and it’s probably another place where George Washington slept. As the “Nation’s Church” they are a member of Independence National Park and give free tours daily. […]
This 19th-century landmark was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks. Former inmates include bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone. Tour vaulted cellblocks, central rotunda and death row.
This historic street features some of the oldest residential buildings in the country. House Number 126 is a museum exhibiting artifacts dating back to 1728.
Permits are required if you’re in the Park after the 1:00 a.m. curfew. Free. Public space. Fairmount Park is the largest urban park in the United States, though, unlike Central Park, it’s actually on the west edge of town, separating Center City from the suburbs. In fact, all Philadelphia city parks — Roosevelt, Pennypack, etc. […]
Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, 1-5pm. losed Mondays and City of Philadelphia holidays. Behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art, along the Schuykill River, is the old water works, the source of filtered water in the 19th century. These buildings have finally been restored. Tour the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center for a history of this facility, or […]
The beautiful First Baptist Church of Philadelphia was founded in 1698 and is the eleventh oldest Baptist Church in America. The building is available for weddings, performing arts, seminars and business meetings with over 12,650 square feet of space available. The sanctuary has 5,850 square feet and a capacity for 1,200 people (handicap accessible). The […]
Visit the famous historic area of Philadelphia, featuring renowned landmarks such as Independence Hall and The Liberty Bell. Just opened: The National Constitution Center. Start your tour at the Visitors Center, 6th and Market Sts.
Sept. through July daily hours: 8:30am-5pm. Daily Summer hours 8:30am-7pm daily from July through Sept. Start your tour of Independence Mall and the nation’s birth with a quick trip to this place. Get a map, see an orientation film, ask directions, join a tour group, tell your family to meet you back here if you […]
Purchased in 1924 by Marian Anderson as her residence, this historical home is filled with memorabilia and rare photos of the great contralto’s life and career. The home was purchased by Blanche Burton-Lyles in 1997 to preserve the golden legacy of Marian Anderson. A jewel in Philadelphia that should not be missed.
Open all year, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. April through October: 10am-4pm weekdays, November through March: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. every day. Thursdays in June through early October, open until 8:30pm. Garden Railway: see website for dates. Free to members. Students, faculty and staff of the University of […]
525 Arch St, Independence Mall. 215/409-6600. Mon-Fri, 9:30-5; Sat 9:30-6; Sun noon-5. Adults $12, Seniors $11, Children 4-12 $8. Extra charge for some special exhibits. The National Constitution Center is dedicated to honoring the U.S. Constitution. This dynamic and modern museum tells the story of the Constitution through interactive and multimedia exhibits.
Open daily 9am-5pm. Private tours available with 24 hour notice. Established in 1764. Filled up by the 1830s. See fluttering 13-star flags on graves of 121 Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots. Photo-ops galore! The site of the chase scene in the Disney movie National Treasure starring Nicholas Cage.
This impressive piece remembers the 643 Philadelphia residents who were killed in the Vietnam War.
Open daily year-round, the zoo is home to more than 1,600 animals including America’s only giant river otters, frolicking polar bears, exotic rain forest animals, reptiles and magnificent birds from around the world.
Six Flags Great Adventure is home to Wiggles World! The park’s fourth area devoted exclusively to kids features themed rides, shows and attractions, plus The Wiggles’ famous cast of characters. Next door, the largest drive-thru safari outside of Africa features the new Wild Safari Exploration Station, a hands-on Safari adventure! You will enjoy educational and […]
October 1-March 31, 9am-3pm. Adults $10; Children under 12, senior citizens and veterans $7; Group rates available for groups of 20 or more. The Battleship New Jersey, our Nation’s most decorated battleship, is now a floating museum on the Delaware River, along the Camden Waterfront across from Center City Philadelphia. History comes to life as […]
Visitors to this free attraction can view actual coin production in the world’s largest mint. On November 18, 2003, they started producing the first Sacajawea dollar coins
Brewery tours and tastings available by appointment Mon-Sun. Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia’s premier brewery, brought the return of cask conditioned ales to Philadelphia in 1994. Yards uses the time-honored principal of cask and bottle conditioning – in accordance with British and Belgian brewing techniques. All of their products are unfiltered and unpasteurized to optimize the […]