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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!

November 01, 2017
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
November 01, 2017
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
November 01, 2017
An easily overlooked gem of Independence National Historic Park has a lot of history   The History Known today as Signers’ Garden, this small plot of land within Independence National Historic 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 events... 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
January 11, 2017
Hamilton’s time in Philadelphia   The History With the great success of “Hamilton, An American Musical”, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, it seems interest in the man who adorns our nation’s ten dollar bills has never been higher.  But even those who saw the Broadway play about the life of Alexander Hamilton, may be unaware that many of the major events depicted in the play took place... Read More
December 13, 2016
A picturesque historic burial ground   The History For most of Philadelphia’s early history, the deceased never strayed very far from the living.  In the most historic parts of Philadelphia, the landscape is dotted with centuries old churches and synagogues, and often right beside them, the burial grounds where their congregants were interred.  For many 17th and 18th century Philadelphians, their... Read More
October 21, 2016
A high cultured avenue through Center City Philadelphia   The History Broad Street (today also known as Avenue of the Arts) was always designed to be one of the most important streets in Philadelphia. Philadelphia founder William Penn designed it to be the main North-South thoroughfare through town. Though Penn called for a city centered upon a central square, uncooperative early Philadelphians... Read More

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