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Joe Frazier Statue

Joe Frazier Statue

The 12-foot bronze statue of Philadelphia boxing legend Joe Frazier sits directly outside of the Xfinity Live! complex. Artist Stephen Layne recreated Frazier in mid-punch, illustrating the moment after Frazier landed the punch that knocked down Muhammad Ali in the fifteenth round of their fight on March 8, 1971, at...

Credit: Photo by VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: African-American, Icons, Public Art, Sporting Events

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

Boathouse Row

Boathouse Row

A row of 19th-century boathouses line the Schuylkill River just west of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. After dark, twinkling lights outline the structures’ roofs, windows and doors, reflecting on the water and inspiring passersby, including drivers along I-76 West, the Schuylkill Expressway....

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Icons, Outdoors

Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Bench

Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Bench

A Once Upon A Nation storyteller regales listeners with the tales of famous and typical Philadelphians from years ago in front of Independence Hall. The free, self-guided tour includes stops at 13 storytelling benches located throughout Historic Philadelphia....

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Family, Historic District, History, Icons, Summer

Independence Hall

Independence Hall

A centerpiece of Independence National Historical Park in Historic Philadelphia is Independence Hall. Built in 1753 to house the Colonial legislature, the building gained renown for being the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. The lowest chamber of the original...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

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

Independence Hall

Independence Hall

A centerpiece of Independence National Historical Park in Historic Philadelphia is Independence Hall. Built in 1753 to house the Colonial legislature, the building gained renown for being the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. The lowest chamber of the original...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

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

Independence Hall

Independence Hall

A centerpiece of Independence National Historical Park in Historic Philadelphia is Independence Hall. Built in 1753 to house the Colonial legislature, the building gained renown for being the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. The lowest chamber of the original...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

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

Independence Hall

Independence Hall

A centerpiece of Independence National Historical Park in Historic Philadelphia is Independence Hall. Built in 1753 to house the Colonial legislature, the building gained renown for being the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. The lowest chamber of the original...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

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

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