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    Philadelphia Philadelphia Presentation Transcript

    • 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
    • South Philly
    • 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
    • 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!