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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Landmarks

The landmarks listed below are located in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Academy of Music

Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Opened in 1857, the building is the oldest grand opera house in America used for its original purpose. It is the home of the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Philadelphia Opera Company.

African American Museum in Philadelphia

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Built in 1976 for the nation's Bicentennial, the African American Museum in Philadelphia was the first institution funded and built by a major city to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans.

Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia History

Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia History

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Designed by John Haviland, the Greek-Revival style building was the original home to the Franklin Institute, which opened for students in 1826. It has been the city's history museum since 1938.

Benjamin Franklin Bridge

Benjamin Franklin Bridge

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, originally named the Delaware River Bridge, is a suspension bridge across the Delaware River connecting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey.

Benjamin Franklin Craftsman Sculpture

Benjamin Franklin Craftsman Sculpture

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
This sculpture by Joe Brown was presented to the city of Philadelphia by the Pennsylvania Free Masons whose temple is across the street. The artwork was dedicated on June 27, 1981.

Benjamin Franklin National Memorial

Benjamin Franklin National Memorial

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Located in the the Franklin Institute Science Museum, the National Memorial features a 20 feet (6m) tall statue of Benjamin Franklin sculpted by James Earle Fraser between 1906 and 1911.

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The cathedral was dedicated on November 20, 1864 by James Frederick Wood, the first Archbishop of Philadelphia. It is modeled after the Lombard Church of St. Charles (San Carlo al Corso) in Rome and is of the Roman-Corinthian style of architecture.

Citizens Bank Park

Citizens Bank Park

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148
Home to the Philadelphia Phillies, Citizens Bank Park is a 43,647-seat baseball-only stadium that opened on April 3, 2004. The ballpark was built to replace Veterans Stadium.

Franklin Court

Franklin Court

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This is where Benjamin Franklin lived and worked in Philadelphia. The court contains recreations of storefronts and apartments owned and run by Franklin, plus a "ghost house," a steel representation of his house. There is also an underground museum.

Gloria Dei (Old Swede's) Church

Gloria Dei (Old Swede's) Church

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
Founded in 1677, Gloria Dei is the second oldest Swedish church in the United States. The building is Pennsylvania's oldest church building, having been completed sometime around 1700.

Independence Hall

Independence Hall

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Originally the home of the Pennsylvania Assembly and Supreme Court during the Colonial Era, the building was called the Pennsylvania State House. The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were adopted and signed here.

Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell

Philadelphia, County, Pennsylvania
The Liberty Bell rang out for important events during the Revolutionary War and America's Federal period, but did not acquire its famous name until the 1830's, when it became a symbol for the abolitionist movement.

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Located within Independence National Historical Park, the Center is dedicated to the history and continuing relevance of the Constitution of the United States. The museum contains exhibits, artifacts and a theater.

Pennsylvania Eastern State Penitentiary

Pennsylvania Eastern State Penitentiary

Philadelphia, County, Pennsylvania 19130
Designed by John Haviland and opened in 1829, Eastern State is considered to be the world's first true penitentiary.

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153
PHL is the 10th busiest airport in the world in terms of aircraft activity. The airport is the primary international hub of US Airways. It has seven terminal buildings, which are divided into seven lettered concourses.

Philadelphia Museum of Art: Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building

Philadelphia Museum of Art: Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
Formerly the Fidelity Life Insurance Building, the Philadelphia Museum of Art bought the property and renovated it for use as an annex.

Top 10 Most Popular Philadelphia Landmarks

  1. Liberty Bell
  2. Independence Hall
  3. Benjamin Franklin National Memorial
  4. Benjamin Franklin Bridge
  5. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  6. Academy of Music
  7. Philadelphia Museum of Art: Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building
  8. Citizens Bank Park
  9. Betsy Ross House
  10. Big Ben at Franklin Town

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