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The First meeting of Washington and Lafayette, Philadelphia, Aug. 3rd, 1777, Currier & Ives. (ca. 1876)

The First meeting of Washington and Lafayette, Philadelphia, Aug. 3rd, 1777, Currier & Ives. (ca. 1876)

Author Diana Gabaldon set her 7th and 8th “Outlander” novels, “An Echo in the Bone” and “Written in My Own Heart’s Blood,” in Revolutionary-era Philadelphia. Among the real historic figures fictional protagonists Claire Jamie Fraser encounter in and beyond the Historic District are George Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette, Benjamin...

Credit: Currier & Ives., courtesy the Library of Congress

Tags: Historic District, History

Liberty Bell Center

Liberty Bell Center

Inspired by the scripture quote engraved on its surface—“Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof”—the Liberty Bell served as a symbol to abolitionists who advocated for the emancipation of enslaved Africans. Visitors gravitate to the Liberty Bell Center to admire the history of the iconic bell,...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

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

Liberty Bell Center

Liberty Bell Center

Inspired by the scripture quote engraved on its surface—“Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof”—the Liberty Bell served as a symbol to abolitionists who advocated for the emancipation of enslaved Africans. Visitors gravitate to the Liberty Bell Center to admire the history of the iconic bell,...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

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

Elfreth’s Alley

Elfreth’s Alley

America’s oldest—and possibly most charming—continuously inhabited street, is perfect for tiptoeing along the cobblestones and exploring its quaint museum. Weekend tours of Elfreth’s Alley are available Friday through Sunday. Visitors can get a rare glimpse inside the 18th-century private homes during special events in June and December....

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, History, LGBT, Museums & Attractions

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps offers a lighthearted take on well-loved—and well-hidden—history, with a sense of humor and, quite often, a beer or two. The most general option, Philly Phables (pictured here), utilizes foot transport on a 90-minute history-rich overview of historic Old City, whereas Tavern Tours, BYOB Trolley & Comedy Tour and...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, History, Tours & Transportation

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps offers a lighthearted take on well-loved—and well-hidden—history, with a sense of humor and, quite often, a beer or two. The most general option, Philly Phables (pictured here), utilizes foot transport on a 90-minute history-rich overview of historic Old City, whereas Tavern Tours, BYOB Trolley & Comedy Tour and...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Dining & Restaurants, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, History, Tours & Transportation

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps offers a lighthearted take on well-loved—and well-hidden—history, with a sense of humor and, quite often, a beer or two. The most general option, Philly Phables (pictured here), utilizes foot transport on a 90-minute history-rich overview of historic Old City, whereas Tavern Tours, BYOB Trolley & Comedy Tour and...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Cafes & Markets, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, History, Shopping, Tours & Transportation

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps offers a lighthearted take on well-loved—and well-hidden—history, with a sense of humor and, quite often, a beer or two. The most general option, Philly Phables (pictured here), utilizes foot transport on a 90-minute history-rich overview of historic Old City, whereas Tavern Tours, BYOB Trolley & Comedy Tour and...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Cafes & Markets, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, History, Shopping, Tours & Transportation

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps offers a lighthearted take on well-loved—and well-hidden—history, with a sense of humor and, quite often, a beer or two. The most general option, Philly Phables (pictured here), utilizes foot transport on a 90-minute history-rich overview of historic Old City, whereas Tavern Tours, BYOB Trolley & Comedy Tour and...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, History, Tours & Transportation

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