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February 05, 2015
Related Posts Buy Tickets for The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia – See 20+ Sites on a Primary Overview of Independence Park, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall Benjamin Franklin Parkway - Museum Mile More works of art by Cézanne, Renoir, and Matisse than any other museum in the world.   The History After making a fortune in the pharmaceutical business, Alfred C. Barnes... Read More
January 15, 2015
Where a brutal winter nearly ended the American Revolution.   The History When George Washington’s Army arrived in Valley Forge on December 19th, 1777, spirits could not have been high.  The Continental Army had lost the capital city of Philadelphia following the Battle of Brandywine, and Washington’s attempt to win the city back in the Battle of Germantown had also failed.  Following their loss... Read More
January 02, 2015
An ambitious documentary that tackles the history of Philadelphia from William Penn to the present day.   The History Philadelphia has been among the largest and most important cities in the United States from the beginning.  Huge national issues from independence, to abolition, to LGBT rights grew out of movements started in Philadelphia.  A lot has happened since Penn founded Philadelphia in... Read More
December 04, 2014
A Philadelphia museum dedicated to a very Philadelphian topic… Philadelphia!   The History While the Philadelphia History Museum dates back nearly 75 years, the Atwater Kent Building that houses the museum dates back much further.  The Atwater Kent Building was constructed in 1824-1826 by renowned architect John Haviland.  Haviland, who also built Eastern State Penitentiary, designed the landmark... Read More
November 06, 2014
“Steps off the Tour” highlight some of the lesser known tourist destinations along a certain streets or neighborhoods in Philadelphia.  On today’s “Steps off the tour” we’ll guide you down South 6th Street to the Dream Garden Mosaic, Washington Square, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, and Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church.   Dream Garden Mosaic (Inside the Curtis Center) 601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia,... Read More
October 01, 2014
The front door to one of Philadelphia’s finest buildings gets a makeover.     The History Dilworth Park was originally the location of Broad Street Station, an architectural masterpiece designed by Frank Furness in 1881, the station was at one time the largest passenger train terminal in the world.  The station was located across Broad Street from City Hall which started construction in 1871.  ... Read More
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