Visit Philadelphia and the countryside
Discover Philadelphia's historic landmarks, cultural attractions, and culinary treasures, and exciting destinations in neighboring Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester counties. As the birthplace of our nation, Philadelphia is a city full of cultural landmarks, shopping and nightlife, and venues that are engaging, exciting, and educational.
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia 215-448-1200
Visitors of all ages will enjoy hands-on science exhibits, daily demonstrations, IMAX theater, and planetarium shows.
Valley Forge National Historical Park
1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia 610-783-1077
The famous encampment of the Continental Army in 1777-78 features a modern visitor's center, historical sites and miles of walking and biking trails.
The Philadelphia Zoo
3400 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia 215-243-1100
Bring the entire family to see the friendly faces at one of America’s premier zoos.
Independence Visitors Center
Make this your first stop in Philadelphia for information. Located at 6th and Market Streets, across from The Liberty Bell Pavilion. Information: 215-965-7676 or 800-537-7676
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Ben Franklin Parkway and 26th Street,Philadelphia 215-763-8100
From the famous steps immortalized in the movie “Rocky” to the vast displays of art from around the world, the Philadelphia Museum of Art continues to maintain a reputation as a world-class collection of fine art.
The Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia 215-299-1000
The oldest museum of natural science in the nation.
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology & Anthropology
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 215-898-4000
Founded in 1887, Penn Museum has conducted more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions around the world. Three gallery floors feature materials from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Canaan and Israel, Mesoamerica, Asia and the ancient Mediterranean World, as well as artifacts from native peoples of the Americas and Africa. With an active exhibition schedule, a membership program, and educational programming for children and adults, Penn Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind's collective heritage.
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 610-338-1000
Longwood Gardens is one of the premier horticultural gardens in the United States. More than 1,000 acres of garden, woodland, and meadow displays await. Open every day of the year.
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. Route 1, P.O. Box 141, Chadds Ford, PA 610-388-2700
Located in historic Chadds Ford, the Brandywine River Museum houses an extensive collection of regional and American art.
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