Why visit Philadelphia? Home of the Best Hoagies, Cheesesteaks, Soft Pretzels and Italian Water ice!
Philadelphia…the City of Brotherly Love
Philadelphia Fun and exciting place to visit Rich in history and culture Offers a variety of things to do for all age groups You can take in a bit of history, have a cheesesteak or great Italian food and enjoy a game, concert or spend time with the locals while eating at one of the many bars or clubs Three areas of interest: history culture entertainment
History One of the oldest cities in the United States Founded by William Penn in 1682 First planned city Once served as nation’s capital Home of Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross Home of founding fathers and the signing of the Declaration of Independence
Philadelphia is home to…. First public grammar school First public library First volunteer fire department First Medical and dental schools First hospital, University of Pennsylvania, first children’s hospital, first cancer and eye hospitals First nursing school First public bank
Birthplace of America Historical Philadelphia Independence Hall – can take a guided tour and see where Declaration of Independence was signed Liberty Bell – can see America’s symbol of freedom and liberty National Constitution Center – Museum that hosts shows and exhibits about the constitution and American history Franklin Court - Site where Ben Franklin’s house once stood. Open steel frame. Has a printing shop and a post office. Betsy Ross House – museum that has a guided tour as well as storytellers and colonial craftsmen ($3-adults, $2-children) Declaration House- place where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence
Historical Places Independence Hall – can take a guided tour and see where Declaration of Independence was signed 5th and Chestnut Streets Liberty Bell – can see America’s symbol of freedom and liberty 600 Chestnut Street National Constitution Center – Museum that hosts shows and exhibits about the constitution and American history 525 Arch Street
Historical Places Franklin Court - Site where Ben Franklin’s house once stood. Open steel frame. Has a printing shop and a post office 314-322 Market Street Betsy Ross House – museum that has a guided tour as well as storytellers and colonial craftsmen ($3-adults, $2-children) 239 Arch Street Declaration House- place where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence 701 Market Street
Culture Rich in culture Neighborhoods defined by catholic parishes and ethnicity South Philly Famous Philly Cheesesteaks Italian Market – Corner of 9th and Passayunk Cannulini’s – fine italian meats DeBruno Brothers- fine italian cheeses and olives Spice Corner – blends of italian herbs and spices Potitos Bakery- fine italianpasteries such as cannolies South Street – great place for shopping and dining (ZIPPERHEAD) Over 300 shops and 60 eateries as well as bars and café’s diversity of pedestrians – preps, artisans, punks and businessmen Brauhaus Schmitz -Famous authentic German Restaurant Great German fare as well as over 80 different types of beer
Culture Northeast Philly Port Richmond, Bridesburg and Frankford Home of the famous Philly Soft Pretzel Polish neighborhoods – polish butchers, markets and bakeries The Hinge – Popular Cafe with an Artist’s Alley
Entertainment Sports Complex in South Philly catch a game while you’re in town Wachovia Center Catch a concert or a 76ers game Museums Philadelphia Art Museum – Rocky Statue Franklin Institute of Science and Technology Human Heart Exhibit
Entertainment Two of Northeast Philly’s Greatest Hotspots Curran’s Irish Bar and Maggie’s Waterfront Cafe Great food and spirits, live bands and pure fun!
Explore Philadelphia Philadelphia Is a great place to visit City full of history, culture and excitement guaranteed to entertain people of all ages. Why not take a trip and visit the City of Brotherly Love? I am sure that some of that Philadelphia Freedom will shine on you!