2018 Philadelphia Flower Show
March 3 to 11 – at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. World’s oldest and largest indoor flower show. Online tickets $28 Box Office $35. To plan your visit or buy tickets, please visit their website at flowershow.com.
The Barnes Foundation
The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia is home to one of the world’s greatest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modern paintings. For more information, visit their website at barnesfoundation.org.
Betsy Ross House
Travel back in history to learn more about Betsy Ross and the American Flag. During your visit you can talk to Betsy herself, explore her upholstery shop and home where she sewed the first flag, and see her basement where she made musket cartridges for the Continental army. For more information click here.
When taking in Philadelphia’s history, don’t forget to visit City Hall, also a national historic landmark. The largest municipal building in the country, City Hall has been Philadelphia’s government headquarters for more than 100 years. Visitors can get a view of the city, from the observation deck, which sits below the 37’ bronze statue of William Penn (founder of Philadelphia) that is atop the building’s clock tower. For more information click here.
Independence National Historic Park
Known as the birthplace of American democracy it features the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Congress Hall, New Hall Military Museum, Franklin Court, Bishop White House and the Graff House. For more information click here.
Bell was cast in the 1700’s in Philadelphia for the State House (Independence Hall) and was used to call the Pennsylvania Assembly to meetings. The bell’s inscription “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the Inhabitants thereof” made it a symbol of freedom and had been embraced by abolitionists, suffragists and Civil Rights advocates; today it is still used as a symbol by many.
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National Constitution Center
The National Constitution Center is an amazing interactive museum. A must see for all who come to Philadelphia. 525 Arch Street – (215) 409-6600. Explore the Constitution’s history. Reserve tickets online or at 215-409-6700. Adults $14.50. Seniors $13.00. Open Mon-Fri 9:30am to 5pm, Sat 9:30am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm. Visit their website at constitutioncenter.org
National Museum of AMerican Jewish History
Established in 1976, and situated on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall, the National Museum of American Jewish History is the only Museum in the nation dedicated exclusively to exploring and interpreting the American Jewish experience. The NMAJH was originally founded by the members of historic Congregation Mikveh Israel (established in 1740 and known as the “Synagogue of the American Revolution”). Click here to visit their website.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Discover works of art at one of the largest and most renowned museums in the country. Find beauty, enchantment, and the unexpected among artistic and architectural achievements from the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Visit their website at philamuseum.org.
Reading Terminal Market
Step outside the hotel and experience this historic farmer’s market, located right across the street. The Market is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market where you can enjoy virtually every type of cuisine. Today it is known as one of the greatest public markets in the country. For more information click here.
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Located 20 miles outside of Philadelphia, this was the base camp for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War in the winter of 1777-1778. Today it is a national park with monuments, statues and buildings, and more than 3,600 acres of rolling hills and walking trails. Throughout the year there are a variety of activities, including ranger programs, guided tours, and living history demonstrations. For more information click here.
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