Independence National Historical Park
Independence National Historical Park is a historical park situated in Philadelphia that conserves multiple sites connected with the American Revolution and the nation's founding history. The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Congress Hall, the New Hall Military Museum, Franklin Court and more are some buildings that make up the park and are visited by tourist the year round.
The Liberty bell, located opposite city hall is an iconic symbol of the American Independence. It was sounded for the first time in 1776 during the first reading of the declaration of independence. It was originally set in Great Britain but was later relocated to Philadelphia in 1753. It is visited by tourist as well as locals year round at free of cost.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Located at the west end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, The Philadelphian Museum of Art showcases a vast selection of art, Painting, decorative items, ceramic figures and statues. The museum began as a legacy of the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 as a one stop location to admire art. But today apart from that it has transitioned into an educational program me institute to spread awareness of the American history.
Second Bank of the United States
The Second Bank of the United States existed between 1816-1836 as had all the duties and responsibilities of a federally authorized national bank. But due to faulty management shut down after a few years. Today the bank has been converted into a portrait gallery that holds magnificent Portraits of revolutionary heroes, declaration signers and federal statesmen, thus becoming an integral part of American history.
The steps below the entrance of the Philadelphian museum of art are commonly referred to as the rocky steps. The steps have gained high popularity due to its appearance in the movie of Rocky and its sequels. During the movie, a bronze statue of the actor was placed on the top of the stairs that remains there even today. Fans like going there to click pictures and relive the moments of the film.
Philadelphia more commonly referred to as Philly is the largest city in Pennsylvania, fifth most populated city and sixth largest urban city of the United States. One of America's most historic cities, Philadelphia was the initial capital of the United States of America during the Revolutionary war until 1790, which was then changed to New York. Even today Philadelphia is considered as one of the country's commercial, cultural and business centers. The city has a vast array to offer such as burgeoning food, art, music, parks, museums and most importantly neighborhoods with diverse personalities and cultural people who are very friendly, warm and hospitable which is why Philadelphia is also referred to as the city of neighborhoods.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States of America.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Mexican.
Nearest Airports: Philadelphia International Airport.
Best Time to Visit: March - June.
Emergency Contact Number: 911.