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  • statue of Charles Dickens and Little Nell in Clark Park
    Clark Park

    Clark Park is a hub of the West Philly community. In addition to playgrounds and basketball courts, it hosts festivals, flea markets, theatrical performances, concerts and a year-round farmers’ market.

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    Photo credit: Susan Walker
  • exterior view of tCongregation Mikveh Israel
    Congregation Mikveh Israel

    The oldest Jewish congregation in Philadelphia was founded in 1740 and is still active today. The congregation burial site, the resting place of many colonial era Jews, is a historic shrine and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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    Photo credit: J. Smith for GPTMC
  • a view of an Eastern State passageway through the gates
    Eastern State Penitentiary

    The former 19th-century prison is considered to be the world’s first true penitentiary. Once home to gangster Al Capone and bank robber Willie Sutton, it is now open for audio tours and hosts seasonal events.

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    Photo credit: Eastern State Penitentiary
  • three of the rowhouses on Elfreth's Alley
    Elfreth’s Alley

    Named after Jeremiah Elfreth, an 18th-century blacksmith and property owner, Elfreth’s Alley is a historic street dating to 1703. It is a National Historic Landmark, with houses built between 1703 and 1836.

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    Photo credit: Susan Walker
  • the Water Works buildings on the water, next to the Museum of Art
    Fairmount Water Works

    Fairmount Water Works supplied water for Philadelphia from 1815 until 1909. Visitors to the interpretive center learn how actions on the land affect water quality.

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    Photo credit: Dan Mall, Unsplash
  • a man shows an antique fire truck to children
    Fireman’s Hall Museum

    Old City’s restored 1902 firehouse is filled with firefighting exhibits and memorabilia. Who knew the first organized volunteer fire company was formed by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia?

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    Photo credit: J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®
  • a man and girl interact with a hands-on exhibit
    The Franklin Institute

    Gaze at the stars from the observatory, catch a planetarium show, walk through The Human Heart, or enjoy a hands-on exhibit. The institute’s three theaters include the Tuttleman Imax Theater.

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    Photo credit: J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®
  • a family plays miniature golf around replicas of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell
    Franklin Square

    Ride the Liberty Carousel, play the Philadelphia-themed miniature golf course, or gaze at the fountain while enjoying a snack or beverage. The square also hosts seasonal activities.

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    Photo credit: R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADLEPHIA®
  • the top of Friendship Arch at night
    Friendship Gate

    The 40-foot gate at 10th and Arch streets was created by artist Sabrina Soong. It was constructed in part with engineers and artisans from China using tiles from Philadelphia’s sister city, Tianjin. It is an entrancway to Chinatown.

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    Photo credit: Dyana Wing So, Unsplash
  • the crowded, brightly-lit outside of Geno's at night
    Geno’s Steaks

    Opening in 1966, Geno’s is a favorite stop for visitors who want to try the city’s signature sandwich. The shop is known for the Wiz Cheesesteak Sandwich. Late-night crowds are often standing room only.

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    Photo credit: P. Meyer for for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®
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