Philadelphia Vacation Packages & Travel Deals
Philadelphia is the birthplace of America. It is where the most important documents of American history, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, were signed in eighteenth century. It has also served as a temporary capital to the US before Washington DC. It is the fifth most populous city in the US.
Philadelphia is a lot more than a mere sum of cobblestone streets, spicy lunches, blaring nightlife and historical landmarks. It’s a city you would love to explore for its colonial history, inspired architecture, and thriving economy.
Places of Interest in Philadelphia
This is the historical place where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed.The Independence Hall is next to Congress Hall, the iconic hall where George Washington was elected President. Close to the same building is the Old City Hall the seat of the Supreme Court from 1791 AD to 1800 AD. There is so much more history to this monument than can be told here, and it is thus advisable that you should dedicate atleast half a day to it.
Liberty Bell Pavilion
Liberty Bell Pavilion used to be the traveling icon of freedom in the US and was exhibited on a national tour across all major American states in late nineteenth century to instill a sense of national pride and independence among the citizens. Once the national tour or the exhibition was completed in Philadelphia in 1915, it was decided to install the bell in there itself. The bell also reads an inscription from the Bible (Old Testament), "Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land and Unto All the Inhabitants thereof Lev. XXV X" and it forms a bulk of its identity.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
If you're passionate about art and would like to explore one of the largest art collections of America, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is where you should head for. This grand edifice of Neo Classical origin became famous after its notable acquisitions of masterpieces like the Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection and the A.E. Gallatin Collection in 1950s. Though the museum is known for its enviable collection of modern art, it has no dearth of Renaissance and Baroque artworks of 18th to 20th century by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet and other notable artists. You would also find some exceptional examples of oriental art in porcelain and carpets here.