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The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute, the oldest organization in the United States devoted to the study and promotion of mechanical arts and applied sciences, houses an interactive museum of science and technology....

Credit: Photo by K. Ciappa for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Ben Franklin, Museums & Attractions

Vango Lounge and Skybar

Vango Lounge and Skybar

Modern Asian décor provides a stylish atmosphere as diners enjoy a lively conversation, Japanese fusion fare and delicious cocktails at Vango Lounge and Skybar....

Credit: Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Dining & Restaurants, Nightlife

Japanese House and Garden

Japanese House and Garden

The intimate tea house at the Japanese House and Garden is connected by a wooden bridge to the grounds of the main house, Shofuso, also known as Pine Breeze Villa. Visitors wander the tranquil but beautiful grounds of Shofuso and spot brightly colored koi in the pond....

Credit: Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Multicultural, Museums & Attractions, Parks & Gardens

Standard Tap

Standard Tap

Johnny Brenda’s sister tavern and the city’s preeminent gastropub, Standard Tap in Northern Liberties invents a daily chalkboard menu worthy of its selection of excellent microbrews—all made locally....

Credit: Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Dining & Restaurants, Nightlife

Japanese House and Garden

Japanese House and Garden

At the Japanese House and Garden, visitors wander the tranquil grounds of Shofuso, also known as Pine Breeze Villa, a 17th-century Shoin-style Japanese house. A winding trail around the garden leads to a koi-filled pond where a bridge connects Shofuso to the ceremonial tea house....

Credit: Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Multicultural, Museums & Attractions, Parks & Gardens

Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross House

Historic Philadelphia’s pint-sized Betsy Ross House, built in 1760, was home to the seamstress who is widely believed to have made the first Stars and Stripes flag used to celebrate independence in July of 1776....

Credit: Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Historic District, History, Icons, Museums & Attractions

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Skyline

A dramatic evening sky view of Philadelphia highlights the contrast of new and old living side by side. In the center of the shot stands the bronze statue of the city’s founder, William Penn, sitting on top of the 511-foot City Hall Tower with its lighted clock. And the newest...

Credit: Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Skylines

Party on the Parkway, Wawa Welcome America!

Party on the Parkway, Wawa Welcome America!

Along with some of the top names in music, hundreds of aspiring salsa dancers dance the day away on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for Party on the Parkway, one of many events taking place during Wawa Welcome America!, Philadelphia’s multi-day Fourth of July celebration....

Credit: Photo by J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Events, Holidays, Latino, Multicultural, Summer

Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church

Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church

Located in the Society Hill neighborhood of Historic Philadelphia, Mother Bethel A.M.E Church sits on the oldest parcel of land continuously owned by African-Americans and includes a former church structure that doubled as a hostel for escaped enslaved Africans traveling the Underground Railroad....

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

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

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