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The Constitutional Walking Tour may be best known for our walking tours of Historic Philadelphia, but we also love ALL of Philadelphia. In this blog, we will tell you about some of our favorite places in Philadelphia and give you the insider tips you can use to enjoy them like a real Philadelphian. Some of our favorite places in Philadelphia are iconic landmarks, others are hidden gems, all of them are worth a visit!

June 19, 2018
For the third year in a row, the Chinese Lantern Festival returns to Franklin Square! Penguins! Pandas! Peacocks!  Mythical beasts! They’re all lit up and ready to make your eyes pop in this thrilling festival of light.     The History On its own, Franklin Square is a family friendly amenity in the historic district of Philadelphia. Its history dates all the way back to the foundation of... Read More
May 22, 2018
The History Fireman's Hall Museum is located in a renovated 1902 firehouse in Old City right near Elfreth's Alley. Fireman's Hall Museum is one of the country's best fire fighting museums focused on preserving Philadelphia's fire history and promoting fire safety. Fireman's Hall Museum is operated by the Philadelphia Fire Department, and it is located on the site of Engine Company Number 8 which... Read More
May 21, 2018
A green sanctuary right outside of Philadelphia The History Tyler Arboretum is a non-profit public garden in Delaware County, Pennsylvania serving the Greater Philadelphia area, and it is one of the oldest arboreta in the northeastern United States, Tyler Arboretum encompasses 650 acres of renowned plant collections, heritage and champion trees, historic buildings and 17 miles of hiking trails... Read More
February 21, 2018
Every child’s favorite place to learn about science.   The History Despite only attending school for two years and never receiving a college education, Benjamin Franklin became one of the most respected scientific minds of his generation and won praise and acclaim across the world.  Franklin was a prolific inventor throughout his lifetime and found success in designs for Bifocals and a new more... Read More
February 21, 2018
The largest collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures outside of France   The History The Rodin Museum’s history can largely be traced back to one man, Jules E. Mastbaum. Mastbaum was a Jewish American born in Philadelphia in 1872.  He attended public schools in Philadelphia and his academic success led to a scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, Mastbaum first worked in... Read More
February 21, 2018
An easily overlooked gem of Independence National Historical Park has a lot of history   The History Known today as Signers’ Garden, this small plot of land within Independence National Historical Park is meant to pay tribute to the courageous individuals who signed The Declaration of Independence on August 2nd, 1776 and the United States Constitution on September 17th, 1787.  Both of these... Read More
April 20, 2017
One of Philadelphia’s most interesting and eclectic streets   The History South Street is one of the original streets incorporated into William Penn’s 1682 design for the city of Philadelphia.  Originally called Cedar Street, the street quickly came to be known instead as South Street as it was at the time the southern border of the city of Philadelphia, separating Philadelphia from the cities of... Read More
April 12, 2017
The NFL Draft is coming back to Philadelphia   The History Philadelphia is no stranger to hosting the NFL Draft.  The city has hosted the NFL Draft 15 times in the past, more than any city other than New York City.  It has however been quite a long a time since Philadelphia has hosted the draft and quite a bit has changed since then.   Philadelphia hosted the very first NFL Draft all the way back... Read More
March 15, 2017
The inside scoop on the best ways to visit the most important historic building in America   The History Independence Hall’s amazing history far predates the American Revolution and dates all the way back to 1732.  Philadelphia was at this point only 50 years old but was already quickly growing into the largest city in the American Colonies and the capital of the fast growing colony of... Read More
January 18, 2017
Philadelphia’s newest cultural institution… 240 years in the making!   The History Everyone knows that the first battles of the Revolution took place outside of Boston at Lexington and Concord.  But while we look back today and see those battles as the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the actual participants at the time had no idea what those battles would begin.   Most think of the Battles of... Read More

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