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The city of Philadelphia has plenty of attractions to steal your heart.
History pervades Philadelphia's major attractions. America’s founding
fathers signed the declaration of Independence here in Independence Hall,
and the city's Liberty Bell rang in 1776 for the first reading of the
Declaration. Other notable attractions not to be missed out in the city
include - Philadelphia Museum of Art, Please Touch Museum, National Museum
of American Jewish History, Philadelphia Zoo & lots more.
Things to Do in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art contains one of the United States' largest
collections of art. It is housed in a neoclassical building fronted by a
broad set of stairs which became famous after they were used the classic
American "Rocky" films. Among the finest sections of the museum are the
medieval galleries, which include pictures by Rogier van der Weyden and the
van Eyck brothers. Other rooms feature Renaissance and Baroque works, and
art of the 18th and 19th centuries, including pictures by Van Gogh, Renoir,
Toulouse-Lautrec, Manet, Cezanne, Monet, and Degas. 20th century European
art is represented by Picasso, Chagall, Matisse, Miro, Paul Klee, and other
Eastern State Penitentiary
The Eastern State Penitentiary was built in 1829 with the aim of
rehabilitating criminals through solitary confinement. At the time of its
opening, it was the world's most expensive and high-tech prison. Willie
Sutton and Al Capone were some of the prison's notable "Guests". It closed
in 1971. Today it is opened to the public as a museum with tours showing
some sections which remain much the same as they were during its
Franklin Institute Science Museum
This creative museum is a tribute to scientist, Benjamin Franklin, complete
with a huge marble statue of a seated Franklin located in one of the large
halls. The Franklin Institute Science Museum, which is in fact several
museums under one roof, displays many of Franklin's own experiments. It is
particularly concerned with the physical bases of technology and offers
visitors an opportunity to try their own experiments, in many fields -
computers, information technology, space travel, astronomy, oceanography.
In addition to the museum, the centre is also home to an IMAX Theater and
the Fels Planetarium.
Best Time to Fly to Philadelphia
The best time to book flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia is between the
months of March to May. It is advised to book CLT to PHL flights in advance
to avoid paying more at the last minute.