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Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building

Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building

Dramatic lighting highlights the Art Deco architecture of the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, a property of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The 59,000-square foot extension houses an education center, archives, a library, a cafe and several galleries to exhibit the museum’s vast fashion and textile collections....

Credit: Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Architecture, Arts & Culture, Museums & Attractions

Adventure Aquarium

Adventure Aquarium

The Adventure Aquarium is a state-of-the-art aquarium on the waterfront in Camden, New Jersey, just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia....

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Family, Museums & Attractions

Fairmount Water Works

Fairmount Water Works

A multi-million dollar restoration has returned the Fairmount Water Works to its 1860s Greek Revival splendor. The facility, which overlooks the Schuylkill River, houses an interpretive center and an upscale restaurant. Ironically, its neighbor is the ultra-modern Cira Centre....

Credit: Photo by J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Architecture, Museums & Attractions

Jim’s Steaks

Jim’s Steaks

Jim’s Steaks, located on Philadelphia’s South Street, is one of many contenders for the city’s best cheesesteak crown....

Credit: Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Dining & Restaurants

Adventure Aquarium

Adventure Aquarium

A diver interacts with a young visitor at Adventure Aquarium, a state-of-the-art aquarium on the waterfront in Camden, New Jersey, just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia....

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Family, Museums & Attractions

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary, which opened in 1829, inspired more than 300 prisons to copy its groundbreaking design of a wagon-wheel or radial floor plan. The jail, which housed such famous criminals as gangster Al Capone and bank robber Willie Sutton, is now open for tours year round....

Credit: Photo by K. Ciappa for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: History, Museums & Attractions

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Now open year round, a tour of the 1829 Eastern State Penitentiary explores the Gothic-like architecture and its role as a leader in penal reform. The annual Terror Behind the Walls event in October is one of the region’s premier Halloween events....

Credit: Photo by J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Architecture, History, Museums & Attractions

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Working out in the shadows of history is part of the appeal of Valley Forge National Historical Park. Seven marked trails, comprising more than 30 miles, lead outdoor lovers past landmarks from General Washington’s famous 1777 encampment. ...

Credit: Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: History, Outdoors, Parks & Gardens

Religious Liberty Statue

Religious Liberty Statue

Religious Liberty, located on the grounds of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, is a 25-foot marble monument that was created for the nation’s Centennial Exposition to honor the Constitutional guarantee of religious freedom. Sir Moses Jacob Ezekiel, the first Jewish-American sculptor to gain international prominence, created...

Credit: Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: History, Museums & Attractions

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