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Top Philadelphia Attractions

Posted: Jun. 14th, 2012  |  By Sarah Smith
Rhonda Oglesby

If you happen to be visiting the city of brotherly love any time soon, you are sure to be overwhelmed by the vast number of happenings.  Instead of wearing yourself out trying to do everything, follow this list of some of Philadelphia's best attractions.

Elfreth's Alley

One of the oldest continuously inhabited residential streets in the United States, Elfreth's Alley dates back to the early 1700's.  Tour the homes of the alley or visit the Elfreth's Alley Museum which tells several unique stories of early Pennsylvania.  There are also numerous events throughout the year involving the alley and the original homes, most of which are still occupied after 300 years!

Independence Hall

This U.S. landmark is the location where the Declaration of Independence was debated and adopted.  Completed in 1753, it was the primary meeting place of the Second Continental Congress and is a huge part of American history.  Do not leave Philadelphia without visiting this historical landmark.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Among the largest art museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a must visit attraction in Philadelphia.  Go and explore its renowed collections, acclaimed special exhibitions and enriching programs.  Galleries include the American Art Gallery, Dutch Ceramics Gallery, European Art from different time periods, and Modern and Contemporary Gallery, among others.  Not just for the art lover, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is sure to take your breath away and be one of the highlights of your trip.

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