Philadelphia is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Philadelphia one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Philadelphia is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Philadelphia or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Philadelphia. Explore the historical monuments of Philadelphia with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Philadelphia guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Philadelphia page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Philadelphia landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Philadelphia.
#1 of 7 Historical Places in Philadelphia | Added 33403 times in trip plans
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, United States
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Post the 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia decided to establish a new museum focused on applied art and science. Starting with European and Japanese fine arts, the Museum over the years has gathered a massive collection of 227,000+ objects through purchases, donations and bequeaths. It’s 200 hundred galleries ...
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520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
It wasn’t enough that this place hold’s such a dear place in the country’s heart – but it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Centre too – as it should be, seeing that the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were both adopted here. National Park Rangers will lead you through the red brick Georgia...
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525 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
“Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” This is the inscription on this iconic symbol of Independence, cast 1752. It’s believed to be one of the bells rung during the reading of the Declaration of Independence all those centuries ago. The public’s fascination and love for the be...
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Independence National Historic Park, Philadelphia, PA, United States
08:30 am - 04:30 pm
They say that this is where the USA was born. A host of seminal and historical events have gone down in this park, and the country has elevated to a status of a national icon accordingly. The Declaration of Independence was adopted here, as was the United States Constitution. The First Bank of US is here, and the Franklin Court, and the United Stat...
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151 North Independence Mall W, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
09:00 am - 04:30 pm
When the Philly mint was first established, the idea was for it to stand as a symbol of the gravitas of the USA. Philadelphia was at the time the capital of the nation. The “Ye Olde Mint” however was brought down by fire. The second mint built too was quickly replaced because it’s establishment was built on the salvaged parts from...
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6th and chestnut streets Philadelphia, pa 19106
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Since Philly once served as the Capital of the country, the Congress Hall was once the Capitol – serving in this position for 10 years. Naturally is saw some of the Senate’s most historic sessions go down – including the introduction of the Bill of Rights. It was initially a simple county courthouse. The city tried to convince the...
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3451 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
Visit this place for the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology alone even if you’re seeing nothing else – the mummies, sphinx and sarcophagi are all good crowd pullers. Established by Benjamin Franklin, the University and its beautiful campus abound with sights and activities Visit the library, the bookstore the theatre, the science ce...