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The African American Museum in Philadelphia

The African American Museum in Philadelphia

Life-sized 3-D characters greet visitors at The African American Museum in Philadelphia. As they speak fervently about their lives, beliefs and aspirations in 18th-century Philadelphia, listeners are immersed in their world....

Credit: Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: African-American, Historic District, History, Multicultural, Museums & Attractions

Race Street Pier

Race Street Pier

Connecting the city to the waterfront, the Race Street Pier offers stunning views of Center City, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Delaware River, plus a sky promenade, woodland gardens and an expansive lawn perfect for picnicking and basking in the sun....

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Parks & Gardens

Spirit of Philadelphia

Spirit of Philadelphia

Diners take off on a two-hour Delaware River voyage aboard the majestic Spirit of Philadelphia ship, offering mouth watering buffet dinners, breathtaking views and a DJ to get the whole family dancing....

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Tours & Transportation

Race Street Pier

Race Street Pier

As the sun sets, the two-level, tree-lined Race Street Pier becomes even more picturesque. The stunning views of both Center City and the Delaware River, paired with a relaxed atmosphere, make it perfect for a pre-dinner stroll—or tricycle ride....

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Parks & Gardens, Skylines

Race Street Pier

Race Street Pier

From above, the Race Street Pier shows its expansive greenery. Perched right next to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge on the Delaware River, it offers stunning views for picnickers, joggers, tourists and outdoor lovers who frequent the two-level park....

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Ben Franklin, Parks & Gardens

Race Street Pier

Race Street Pier

A performer entertains the crowd at the Race Street Pier, opened in 2011. Offering stunning views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Delaware River, the two-level, tree-lined park boasts a sky promenade, woodland gardens and an expansive lawn perfect for picnicking and basking in the sun....

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Ben Franklin, Parks & Gardens

Philadelphia Museum of Art Sculpture Garden

Philadelphia Museum of Art Sculpture Garden

Extending the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s galleries to the outdoors, the Sculpture Garden comprises one acre of beautiful green space, walking paths, vistas and fantastic works of art. It’s located on the roof of a museum parking garage, garnering an official commendation from theU.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its eco-friendly...

Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Arts & Culture, Icons, Museums & Attractions, Parks & Gardens, Public Art

The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation

The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation

A dramatic nighttime view of The President’s House on Independence Mall lends even more significance to the site. Video re-enactments, illustrated glass panels and timelines tell the story of the home where Presidents Washington and Adams lived during their terms and where nine enslaved people served the first president....

Credit: Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: African-American, Historic District, History

The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation

The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation

In view of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, The President’s House examines the role of slavery in a new nation through illustrated glass panels, timelines and video re-enactments. The open-air site features structural fragments of the home where Presidents Washington and Adams lived during their terms and where nine...

Credit: Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: African-American, Historic District, History

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