Monuments and Landmarks in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)

Wanamaker Organ
  • Wanamaker Organ

    The Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, in Philadelphia, is the largest fully functioning pipe organ in the world. (The Boardwalk Hall Auditorium Organ has more pipes but fewer ranks and at least 80% of the pipes have been unplayable for most of its existence). The Wanamaker Organ is located within a spacious 7-story court at Macy's Center City (formerly Wanamaker's department store) and played at least twice a day Monday through Saturday, and more frequently during the Christmas season. The organ ...
Liberty Place
  • Liberty Place

    Liberty Place is a skyscraper complex in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The complex is composed of a 61-story, 945-foot (288 m) skyscraper called One Liberty Place, a 58-story, 848-foot (258 m) skyscraper called Two Liberty Place, a two-story shopping mall called the Shops at Liberty Place, and the 14-story Westin Philadelphia Hotel. Prior to the construction of Liberty Place, there was a "gentlemen's agreement" not to build any structure in Center City higher than the statue of William Penn on ...
Reading Terminal Market
  • Reading Terminal Market

    Reading Terminal Market is an enclosed public market located at 12th and Arch Streets in Center City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It opened originally in 1893 under the elevated train shed of the Reading Railroad Company after the city of Philadelphia advocated to move public markets from the streets into indoor facilities for both safety and sanitary reasons.The Reading Railroad Company owned and operated the market space until 1976 when the company liquidated, leaving the market without its parent company and foot ...
Comcast Technology Center
  • Comcast Technology Center

    The Comcast Technology Center is a skyscraper under construction in Center City, Philadelphia. The 60-floor building, with a height of 1,121 feet (342 m), is the ninth-tallest building in the United States and the tallest building outside Manhattan and Chicago. The tower is located on the southwest corner of 18th and Arch Streets, one block west of the Comcast Center, the headquarters of Comcast Corporation. A hotel—the highest in the country—and restaurant will be located on the top floors, while ...
Chinatown, Philadelphia
  • Chinatown, Philadelphia

    Philadelphia Chinatown (Simplified Chinese: 费城华埠, Traditional Chinese: 費城華埠, Pinyin: Fèichéng Huábù) is a predominantly Asian American neighborhood in Center City, Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC, T: 費城華埠發展會, S: 费城华埠发展会, P: Fèichéng Huábù Fāzhǎn Huì) supports the area. The neighborhood stretches from Vine Street on the north to Arch Street on the south, and from North Franklin Street and North 7th Street on the east to North Broad Street on the west.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

    The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is a large performing arts venue located at 300 South Broad Street at the corner of Spruce Street, along the stretch known as the "Avenue of the Arts", in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is owned and operated by Kimmel Center, Inc., an organization which also manages the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, and, as of November 2016, the Merriam Theater. The center is named after philanthropist Sidney Kimmel. The Center is the home ...
Congress Hall
  • Congress Hall

    Congress Hall, located in Philadelphia at the intersection of Chestnut and 6th Streets, served as the seat of the United States Congress from December 6, 1790 to May 14, 1800. During Congress Hall's duration as the capitol of the United States, the country admitted three new states, Vermont, Kentucky, and Tennessee; ratified the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution; and oversaw the Presidential inaugurations of both George Washington (his second) and John Adams. Congress Hall was restored in the ...
President's House (Philadelphia)
  • President's House (Philadelphia)

    The President's House, at 524–30 Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was the third Presidential Mansion. It housed George Washington from November 27, 1790, to March 10, 1797, and John Adams from March 21, 1797, to May 30, 1800.
Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
  • Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania

    The Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania and Masonic Jurisdiction Thereunto Belonging is the premier masonic organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania claims to be the oldest Grand Lodge in the United States, and the third oldest in the world after England (est. 1717) and Ireland (est. 1725), having been originally established as the Provincial Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania in 1731. This claim ...
Fashion District Philadelphia
  • Fashion District Philadelphia

    Fashion District Philadelphia is a revitalization zone to be anchored by a renovated mall at the former site of The Gallery at Market East. The area was originally planned to be an outlet mall to be called "Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia", but the plans were later changed to be a new "retail district" consisting of clothing stores and a movie theater. Tenants such as H&M and various other chains have signed leases. The new mall is planned to open in ...
Dilworth Park
  • Dilworth Park

    1 S 15th St 19102 Philadelphia PA United States
    Dilworth Park, on the west side of Philadelphia's City Hall was completely renovated and is now managed by the Center City District through a long-term lease with the City of Philadelphia. As Philadelphia’s Center Square, it is designed as a high-quality gateway to public transit and as a civic place with on-going programming, amenities, and activities that benefit the public and support the mission of the park.
Eastern State Penitentiary
Spruce Street Harbor Park
  • Spruce Street Harbor Park

    301 S Christopher Columbus Blvd 19106 Philadelphia PA United States
    Spruce Street Harbor Park sustained by Univest features colorful hammocks, floating gardens, beautiful lights, refreshing craft beer, and food from popular Philly restaurants. The park is NOW CLOSED for the season. See you next summer!
Franklin Square
  • Franklin Square

    6th & Race Streets 19106 Philadelphia PA United States
    Franklin Square is open daily at 10 a.m., weather permitting, beginning March 1. Retail operations and SquareBurger resume hours beginning March 23. Franklin Square is an outdoor amusement oasis in the heart of Philadelphia and just steps from the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Betsy Ross House. Thousands of visitors and residents alike visit Franklin Square for Philly Mini Golf - a Philadelphia-themed miniature golf course, the Parx Liberty Carousel, two state-of-the-art playgrounds, the renowned SquareBurger, and frequent free ...
One Liberty Observation Deck
  • One Liberty Observation Deck

    1650 Market St 19103 Philadelphia PA United States
    Taking visitors a towering 57 floors above street level, One Liberty Observation Deck will provide sweeping views of the Philadelphia skyline along with a one-of-a-kind vantage point to take in the continuing evolution of the city known as the birthplace of the nation!
Independence NHP, Edgar Allan Poe NHS & Thaddeus Kosciuszko NM
  • Independence NHP, Edgar Allan Poe NHS & Thaddeus Kosciuszko NM

    Mailing: 143 S 3rd St 19106 Philadelphia PA United States
    If you're looking for the official source of information about Independence National Historical Park, please visit our homepage at www.nps.gov/inde. We also administer the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, located on 7th and Spring Garden Sts., www.nps.gov/edal and the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial located at 3rd and Pine Sts, www.nps.gov/thko. Don't forget to visit us at twitter.com/IndependenceNHP
Market Street (Philadelphia)
  • Market Street (Philadelphia)

    Market Street, originally known as High Street, is a major east–west street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is signed as Pennsylvania Route 3 between the 38th Street (U.S. Route 13) and 15th Street (PA 611). The High Street was the familiar name of the principal street in nearly every English town at the time Philadelphia was founded. But if Philadelphia was indebted to England for the name of High Street, nearly every American town is, in turn, indebted to Philadelphia for its ...
Pennsylvania Convention Center
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center

    The Pennsylvania Convention Center is a multi-use public facility in the Market East section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, designed to accommodate conventions, exhibitions, conferences and other events. The "L"-shaped complex occupies four city blocks.
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Independence Mall (Philadelphia)
  • Independence Mall (Philadelphia)

    Independence Mall is a three-block section of Independence National Historical Park (INHP) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It lies directly north of Independence Hall, and is bounded by Chestnut, Race, 5th and 6th Streets. The south block is called the First Block, the middle block is called the Second Block, and the north block is called the Third Block. Buildings and structures on the Mall include the National Constitution Center (3rd block); the Independence Visitor Center and the Free Quaker Meetinghouse (2nd Block); ...
Italian Market, Philadelphia
  • Italian Market, Philadelphia

    The Italian Market is the popular name for the South 9th Street Curb Market, an area of South Philadelphia featuring many grocery shops, cafes, restaurants, bakeries, cheese shops, butcher shops, etc., many with an Italian influence. The historical heart of the market is the area of 9th Street between Christian Street and Washington Avenue, and is now generally considered to extend from Fitzwater Street at the north to Wharton Street at the south. The term Italian Market is also used ...
City Tavern
  • City Tavern

    The City Tavern is a replica of a historic 18th-century building located at 138 South 2nd Street, at the intersection of Second and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, part of Independence National Historical Park. Owner, Chef Walter Staib and Executive Chef Jason Wilkinson cook a variety of entrees using authentic 18th-century recipes, served in seven period dining rooms, three wine cellar rooms and an outdoor garden.
Liberty Bell
  • Liberty Bell

    526 Market Street 10018 Philadelphia PA United States
    The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formerly placed in the steeple of the Pennsylvania State House (now renamed Independence Hall), the bell today is located in the Liberty Bell Center in Independence National Historical Park. The bell was commissioned in 1752 by the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly from the London firm of Lester and Pack (known subsequently as the Whitechapel Bell Foundry), and was cast with the lettering "Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout all the ...
First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
  • First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia

    The First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia is a Unitarian Universalist congregation located at 2125 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a regional Community Center it sponsors cultural, educational, civic, wellness and spiritual activities. On June 12, 1796, twenty of Philadelphia's intellectual leaders formed the First Unitarian Society of Philadelphia, becoming the first continuously functioning church in the country to name itself "Unitarian". The founders were directed and encouraged by the Unitarian minister Joseph Priestley, and its first settled minister was the ...
Penn Center, Philadelphia
  • Penn Center, Philadelphia

    Penn Center is the heart of Philadelphia's central business district. It takes its name from the nearly five million square foot office and retail complex it contains. It lies between 15th and 19th Streets, and between John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Market Street. It is credited with bringing Philadelphia into the era of modern office buildings.
Friends of FDR Park
  • Friends of FDR Park

    1500 Pattison Ave 19145 Philadelphia PA United States
    Restroom Locations: Portable Restrooms (see attached map for picnic site locations)* 1. Across from picnic #2 2. Boathouse 3. Swedish Museum parking lot near field 4 4. Swedish Museum parking lot near 20th street 5. Picnic area #12 6. Rear tennis court 7. Ashburn field # 1 8. Parking Lot near Broad street ramp 9. Broad street side to the left of picnic # 21 10. Broad Street side to the right of picnic area 21 & near softball field# 5 *We will try to order two additional temporary restrooms in between ...
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
  • Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple

    The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in the Logan Square neighborhood of Philadelphia. Completed in 2016, the intent to construct the temple was announced on October 4, 2008, during the church's 178th Semiannual General Conference by LDS Church president Thomas S. Monson. The temple is the church's first in the state of Pennsylvania, and the first temple between Washington, D.C. and New York City.
Boathouse Row
  • Boathouse Row

    4 Boathouse Row 19130 Philadelphia PA United States
    Boathouse Row is a historic site located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, just north of the Fairmount Water Works and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It consists of a row of 15 boathouses housing social and rowing clubs and their racing shells. Each of the boathouses has its own history, and all have addresses on both Boathouse Row and Kelly Drive (named after famous Philadelphia oarsman John B. Kelly Jr.).Boathouses #2 through #14 are ...
Scouting in Pennsylvania
  • Scouting in Pennsylvania

    Scouting in Pennsylvania has a long and rich tradition, from 1908 to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs that suit the environment in which they live.
First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry
  • First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry

    The First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, also known as the First City Troop, is a unit of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. It is the oldest military unit in the United States still in active service and is among the most decorated units in the U.S. Army. Accordingly, the Troop operates under a number of principles of self-governance unique in the U.S. military, including the election of unit members and officers, voluntarily forgoing pay for military service to the country, ...
Jewelers' Row, Philadelphia
  • Jewelers' Row, Philadelphia

    Jewelers' Row, located in the Center City section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is composed of more than 300 retailers, wholesalers, and craftsmen located on Sansom Street between Seventh and Eighth Streets, and on Eighth Street between Chestnut and Walnut Streets. It is the oldest diamond district in America, and second in size only to the one in New York City. Many of the area's retail, jewelrymaking and appraisal businesses have been owned by the same families for five generations.
Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal
  • Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal

    The Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal is the primary intercity bus station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located at 1001 Filbert Street in Center City Philadelphia, immediately north of The Gallery at Market East shopping mall and the SEPTA Regional Rail Jefferson Station, a few hundred feet east of the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Reading Terminal Market, a few hundred feet south of the Trocadero Theatre and the south edge of Philadelphia's Chinatown district, and within 1/2 mile of Independence Mall, the ...
Center City Commuter Connection
  • Center City Commuter Connection

    The Center City Commuter Connection, commonly referred to as "the commuter tunnel", is a passenger railroad tunnel in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, built to connect the stub ends of the two separate regional commuter rail systems, originally operated by two rival railroad companies: the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Reading Railroad. All of the SEPTA Regional Rail lines except for the Cynwyd Line pass completely through the four-track tunnel, which contains two underground stations, Suburban Station and Jefferson Station, ...
McGillin's Olde Ale House
  • McGillin's Olde Ale House

    Opened in 1860, McGillin's Olde Ale House is the oldest continuously operated tavern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located on Drury Street, an alley connecting 13th Street and South Juniper Street, between Chestnut Street and Sansom Street, in Center City.
Old St. Joseph's Church
Catacombs Nightclub Philadelphia
Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania
  • Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

    The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania is a diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America encompassing the counties of Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware in the state of Pennsylvania. The Diocese has 31,800 members in 2016 in 132 congregations. In March 2016, Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutierrez was elected Bishop Diocesan; he was consecrated and assumed office on July 16, 2016.
Rittenhouse Square
Cabaret Red Light
  • Cabaret Red Light

    Cabaret Red Light was a theater group based in Philadelphia that performed vaudeville, burlesque, spoken word and puppet theater, set to original music by The Blazing Cherries. In their first season, between November 2008 and July 2009, Cabaret Red Light staged the series "The Seven Deadly Sins". Their second and third series ("The Experiment", about a cabaret that builds a time machine, and "The Seven Deadly Seas", a pirate and gypsy-jazz show aboard the barquentine Gazela) began in 2010, and ...
Church of St. Luke and The Epiphany (Philadelphia)
  • Church of St. Luke and The Epiphany (Philadelphia)

    The Church of Saint Luke and The Epiphany is an Episcopal congregation located at 330 South 13th Street (between Spruce and Pine Streets), Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. The church was formed in 1898 as a result of the merger of St. Luke's Church (1839) and The Church of The Epiphany (1834), which consolidated at St. Luke's location. Today the congregation stands at about 300. As an urban parish, it reflects a diverse mix ...
Merchants' Exchange Building (Philadelphia)
  • Merchants' Exchange Building (Philadelphia)

    The Merchants' Exchange Building is a historic building located on the triangular site bounded by Dock Street, Third Street, and Walnut Street in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was designed by architect William Strickland, in the Greek Revival style, the first national American architectural style and built between 1832 and 1834. It operated as a brokerage house in the nineteenth century, but by 1875 the Philadelphia Stock Exchange had taken the place of the Merchants' Exchange. The building ...
Philadelphia Sketch Club
  • Philadelphia Sketch Club

    The Philadelphia Sketch Club, founded on November 20, 1860, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of America’s oldest artists' clubs. The club's own web page proclaims it the oldest. Prominent members have included Joseph Pennell, Thomas Eakins, Howard Chandler Christy, and N.C. Wyeth. The club's mission is "to provide a community for visual artists, appreciation of the visual arts and visual arts education." The club’s low-cost workshops and competitions are open to the public. All interested artists are invited to apply for ...
Independence Mall
  • Independence Mall

    525 Market Street 19106 Philadelphia PA United States
    Independence Mall is a three-block section of Independence National Historical Park (INHP) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It lies directly north of Independence Hall, and is bounded by Chestnut, Race, 5th and 6th Streets. The south block is called the First Block, the middle block is called the Second Block, and the north block is called the Third Block.Buildings and structures on the Mall include the National Constitution Center (3rd block); the Independence Visitor Center and the Free Quaker Meetinghouse (2nd Block); ...
Philadelphia Flower Show
  • Philadelphia Flower Show

    The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is an annual event produced by The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in early March. It is the "largest indoor flower show in the world," attracting more than 250,000 people annually. The show features large scale gardens, which range from elaborate landscaped displays to individual and club entries of a prize horticultural specimen. Each year there is an official theme which serves as the inspiration for ...
South-Philly