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America’s most historic square mileall located in walking distance , Independence National Historical Park should be on everyone’s to-see list.

Choose from numerous iconic attractions – many of them free.

Old City/Historic District/Waterfront

1) African American Museum

America’s oldest learned society.

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2) American Sailing Tours

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3) Arch Street Meeting House

This is an active Quaker meetinghouse.

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4) Betsy Ross House

Historic house.

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5) Bishop White House

This 1786 house was the home of Bishop William White and his family.

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6) Chemical Heritage Foundation Conference Center

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7) Chemical Heritage Foundation Museum

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Christ Church and Burial Ground

Where George Washington, Betsy Ross and Benjamin Franklin worshipped.

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9) Congregation Mikveh Israel

Founded in 1740.

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10) Congress Hall

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11) Declaration House

Thomas Jefferson rented two rooms in this house.

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12) Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site

This building is the sole surviving Philadelphia residence of Edgar Allen Poe.

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13) Elfreth’s Alley

This is the oldest continuously occupied residential street in the nation.

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14) Fireman’s Hall Museum

Restored 1902.

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15) First Bank of the United States

An early example of neoclassical architecture.

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16) Franklin Court

The site of Benjamin Franklin’s Philadelphia home.

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17) Franklin Square

Family entertainment in the heart of historic Philadelphia.

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18) Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

Independence After Houses gives a behind-th-scenes glance of Independence Hall.

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19) Historic Saint George’s United Methodist Church

United Methodist Church in America since 1769).

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20) Independence Hall

Where the U.S. Constitution was written.

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21) Independence National Historical Park

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22) Independence Seaport Museum

Maritime museum on the Delaware River.

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23) Irish Memorial

Magnificent sculpture and park commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Irish starvation.

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24) Liberty Bell Center

Where the Liberty Bell is housed.

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25) Lights of Liberty, Inc.

Visitors can experience the American Revolution as it happened.

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26) Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church

Founded by Richard Allen in 1792.

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27) National Constitution Center

Tells the story of the Constitution.

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28) National Liberty Museum

This “home for heroes”.

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29) National Museum of American Jewish History

Showcases 350 years of American Jewish history.

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30) New Hall Military Museum

The building now houses a museum highlighting the role of the Army, Navy and Mariners from 1775-1800.

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31) Old City Hall

Philadelphia’s City Hall.

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32) Old First Reformed Church, United Church of Christ

One of the oldest German Reformed churches.

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33) Old Pine Presbyterian Church

The building, designed by Robert Smith.

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34) Penn’s Landing

Penn’s Landing host monthly special events and family activities.

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35) Philadelphia Belle

The majestic four-deck, paddlewheel-style riverboat.

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36) Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks

Promotes and upkeeps historic homes.

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37) Polish American Cultural Center Museum

The museum’s ongoing displays feature Polish history.

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38) Ride The Ducks Philadelphia

Land and water adventure.

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39) Second Bank of the United States

This bank is an excellent example of Greek Revival architecture.

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40) Todd House

Home of Dolley and lawyer John Todd from 1791-93.

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41) Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial

The names of 645 local soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice are etched in black marble.