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  • Adventure Aquarium 856-365-3300
    One Aquarium Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
    Located on The Camden Waterfront
    Highlights of the amazing Adventure Aquarium include the 550,000-gallon Shark Realm with over two-dozen sharks, a 4-D Theater, the West African River Experience, which... more info

  • Camden Waterfront 856-757-9400
    Situated along the Delaware River, one mile from Philadelphia's historic district, the Camden Waterfront shares the river's banks with Penn's Landing. Visitors to the... more info

  • New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences 856-365-0352
    1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
    "A leader in conservation-oriented research, environmental education, and community service both locally and globally," the New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences... more info  map

  • Shady Brook Farm 215-968-1670
    931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067
    Shady Brook Farm is a seasonal produce market where parties, picnics, tours, events, and more can be enjoyed. more info  map

  • Wheel Fun Rentals 215-232-7778
    1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19130
    Fit the whole family on an easy to pedal surrey, or take off on a bike at your own pace and explore the landmarks, scenery, and museums surrounding the area. Bicycle... more info

  • Wheel Fun Rentals 267-385-6703
    3269 South Ferry Road, Philadelphia, PA 19129
    Trolley Car Cafe
    Fit the whole family on an easy to pedal surrey, or take off on a bike at your own pace and explore the landmarks, scenery, and museums surrounding the area. Bicycle... more info  map

  • Wheel Fun Rentals 215-242-3121
    200 Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128
    The Cedars House
    Hop on a comfortable bike, tandem, or rent a trailer for the kids and explore the landmarks, scenery, and museums surrounding the area. Bicycle tours are available for... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Betsy Ross House, The 215-686-1252
    239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    In Philadelphia's Most Historic Square Mile
    Hosting numerous Colonial-style and family-oriented programs designed to bring history to life, this historic house and gravesite of the famous Pennsylvanian woman who... more info  map

  • Cliveden of the National Trust 215-848-1777
    6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144
    Located in Philadelphia's Historic Northwest
    Originally built as a summer house for Benjamin Chew, the Colonial Chief Justice of Pennsylvania; whose family maintained it for over 200 years, Cliveden is a National... more info  map

  • Eastern State Penitentiary 215-236-3300
    2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
    In the Fairmount Neighborhood in Center City
    A National Historic Landmark five blocks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this structure was built as part of a radical movement to rehabilitate criminals through... more info  map

  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site 215-597-8780
    532 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
    Home to one of the most influential writers in America, this three-story brick building complex was Poe's home from 1843 to 1844. Here Poe wrote his famous short story... more info  map

  • Glen Foerd on the Delaware 215-632-5330
    5001 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19114
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this exquisite mansion is situated on a historic 18-acre riverfront estate, the last surviving riverfront estate in... more info  map

  • Historic Strawberry Mansion 215-228-8364
    2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19132
    "The largest of the seven historic Fairmount Park Houses" is filled with antiques, fine art, and collectibles from the 18th and 19th century. more info  map

  • Independence National Historical Park 215-965-2305
    143 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    The Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were both debated and signed inside Independence Hall, located near the Liberty Bell, an international symbol of... more info  map

  • Masonic Temple 215-988-1900
    One North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Located in Center City
    Home of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania, the oldest continuously existing fraternal organization in the world, the Masonic Temple is a... more info  map

  • Pomona Hall 856-964-3333
    Park Boulevard & Euclid Avenue, Camden, NJ 08103
    Considered "the finest example of a Georgian-style plantation house in New Jersey," Pomona Hall began as "a small wood-framed house in 1718, and evolved into a luxurious... more info  map

  • St. Katherine Drexel Mission Center & Shrine 215-244-9900
    1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020
    This over 100 year old home and the final resting place of Saint Katherine Drexel is a National Shrine, the seventh National Catholic Shrine in Pennsylvania. Saint... more info  map

  • USS New Jersey Battleship & Museum 856-966-1652
    62 Battleship Place, Camden, NJ 08103
    Located on The Camden Waterfront
    "The U.S. Navy’s most decorated battleship," the USS New Jersey Battleship & Museum offers guided and self-guided tours, a 4-D flight simulator, dramatic videos of... more info

  • Walt Whitman House 856-964-5383
    330 Mickle Boulevard, Camden, NJ 08103
    Purchased in 1884, Walt Whitman resided at this six-room, Greek-revival style home until his death in 1892. A New Jersey State Historic Site and National Historic... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Benjamin Franklin National Memorial 215-448-1200
    222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Located in the rotunda of The Franklin Institute Science Museum, this colossal marble seated figure of Benjamin Franklin created by James Earle Fraser honors the... more info

  • Fort Mifflin on the Delaware 215-685-4167
    1 Fort Mifflin Road, Philadelphia, PA 19153
    Located in South Philadelphia
    Originally built in 1771 and used by the U.S. Army until 1952, Fort Mifflin is the only Revolutionary War battlefield completely intact. The “site of the largest... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

Museums & Galleries

  • Academy of Natural Sciences, The 215-299-1000
    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    In operation since 1812, this museum of natural history includes such exhibits as Dinosaur Hall, live tropical butterflies, a live animal center, and wildlife dioramas. ... more info  map

  • African American Museum 215-574-0380
    10 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Located in the Historic District
    Dedicated to collecting and exhibiting historical information concerning African Americans, this museum houses four exquisite galleries with collections of over 400,000... more info  map

  • American Swedish Historical Museum 215-389-1776
    1900 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145
    Located in FDR Park in South Philadelphia
    Dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of Swedes and Swedish Americans in the United States from the 1638 establishment of the New Sweden colony to modern... more info  map

  • Arthur Ross Gallery 215-898-2083
    220 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Located in the Fisher Fine Arts Library
    Located in a National Historic Landmark Building designed by Frank Furness on the University of Pennsylvania campus, this gallery presents year round art exhibitions... more info

  • Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia 215-685-4830
    15 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Near Independence Hall, the Independence Visitor Center and the Liberty Bell, the Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia "is the gateway to Philadelphia history." ... more info  map

  • Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum, The 609-280-7659
    1910 Broadway, Camden, NJ 08104
    Being developed near the Delaware River in a historic 1881 church, the Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum is a family-oriented, interactive, cultural and educational... more info  map

  • Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion 215-438-1861
    200 West Tulpehocken Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144
    Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is Philadelphia's only authentically restored Victorian house museum and garden. The 17-room mansion appears on the National Register of... more info  map

  • Fabric Workshop and Museum, The 215-568-1111
    1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
    The only museum in the United States that is devoted to traditional experimental art in fabrics and other materials, this museum features changing exhibitions, which... more info  map

  • Franklin Institute Science Museum, The 215-448-1200
    222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    The most visited museum in Pennsylvania, this museum features four floors of electrifying, interactive permanent exhibits, which include an authentic train factory, a... more info

  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library 215-289-6484
    4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124
    Located in the Frankford Section
    Often referred to as “one of the hidden treasures of Philadelphia,” the Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library is found in a circa 1796 Georgian-style brick... more info  map

  • Independence Seaport Museum 215-413-8655
    211 South Columbus Boulevard & Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Located at Penn's Landing
    Learn about the region's maritime heritage at this family-oriented museum that features interactive exhibits, ship models, artifacts, art, and more. more info  map

  • Insectarium 215-335-9500
    8046 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136
    Located Between Welsh Road & Rhawn Street
    Fantastic insects are always on display at the Insectarium. You will be amazed while the bugs take you on a journey to different bioclimatic zones around your world. A... more info

  • Mummers Museum 215-336-3050
    1100 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
    Located at Washington Avenue
    Dedicated to the Philadelphia-style celebration of New Years Day, this museum presents extensive and colorful exhibits of memorabilia to demonstrate this local... more info  map

  • Museum of the American Revolution 215-253-6731
    101 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    "The Museum of the American Revolution has an impressive collection of several thousand objects, works of art, manuscripts, and printed works from the period of the... more info

  • Mütter Museum 215-563-3737
    19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    Founded to educate future doctors about anatomy and human medical anomalies in the 1850s, the Mütter Museum holds over 20,000 objects, which include fluid-preserved... more info

  • National Museum of American Jewish History 215-923-3811
    55 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Located on Philadelphia's Independence Mall East
    The only National Museum in America devoted to telling the American Jewish experience, this state-of-the-art museum features the largest collection of Jewish Americana... more info  map

  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 215-972-7600
    118 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Located at Broad and Cherry Streets
    Founded by artists and business leaders in 1805, this museum is the oldest art museum and school in the United States. Internationally noted for its collections of... more info  map

  • Philadelphia History Museum 215-685-4830
    15 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Located one block from Independence Hall, the Philadelphia History Museum's collections "reflect Philadelphia’s rich history and the diversity of its people and their... more info

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art 215-763-8100 or 215-684-7500
    26th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    The third largest art museum in the United States and one of the greatest museums of the world, this museum showcase over 2,000 years of human creativity which include... more info

  • Please Touch Museum 215-963-0667
    210 North 21st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Located in Philadelphia’s Parkway Museum District
    Specifically designed for younger children, this museum is dedicated to providing learning opportunities through hands-on, self directed and open ended experiences with... more info

  • Polish American Cultural Center Museum 215-922-1700
    308 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Located in Philadelphia's Historic District
    Promoting Polish history and culture, the Polish American Cultural Center Museum provides educational programs and exhibits that depict the contributions of Poles and... more info  map

  • Rosenbach Museum & Library 215-732-1600
    2008-2010 DeLancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Located in a historic townhouse, this museum and research center contains an extensive collection of rare books, fine art and antiques, manuscripts, and special... more info  map

  • World of Scouting Museum 610-783-5311
    P.O. Box 2226, Valley Forge, PALocated on the campus of Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Historic Park, the World of Scouting Museum houses an array of historic Boy and Girl Scout... more info

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Awbury Arboretum 215-849-2855
    One Awbury Road, Philadelphia, PA 19138
    Located in East Germantown
    Dedicated to "connecting the urban community with nature and history," this arboretum features 55 acres of beautiful scenery. The English landscape style grounds were... more info  map

  • Camden Children's Garden 856-365-TREE
    3 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
    Located on The Camden Waterfront
    A Camden City Garden Club project, adjacent to the Adventure Aquarium, Tweeter Center, Battleship New Jersey and the Campbell’s Field, the Camden Children's Garden is... more info  map

  • Dr. Ulysses S. Wiggins Waterfront Park 856-795-PARK
    Located at Wiggins Park, Camden, NJ 08034
    Between the Delaware River and Mickle Boulevard
    Adjacent to the Delaware River, the Dr. Ulysses S. Wiggins Waterfront Park contains a riverstage, promenade and the seasonal Wiggins Park Marina. more info

  • Fairmount Park 215-683-0200
    282 North Concourse Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131
    "Philadelphia's largest playground," this over 9,200-acre park owned by the City of Philadelphia offers 63 regional and neighborhood parks, playing fields, five golf... more info

  • Historic Bartram's Garden 215-729-5281
    54th Street & Lindbergh Boulevard
    Overlooking the Schuylkill River, this National Historic Landmark site features America's oldest living botanical garden and John Bartram's 18th century house, barn, the... more info

  • Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania 215-247-5777
    100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this lovely arboretum is situated in a romantic 92-acre Victorian setting and includes colorful flowerscapes, rose... more info  map

  • Philadelphia Zoo, The 215-243-1100
    3400 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Nestled in a 42-acre Victorian setting, this zoo was the first zoo in America. It is home to over 1,300 exotic animals, including white lions, polar bears, elephants,... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Centipede Tours 215-735-3123
    23 Franklin Avenue, Flourtown, PA 19031
    Contact Centipede Tours, Flourtown, PA, to find guided tours and historical tours of Philadelphia tailored to your requirements and with tours guides in colonial... more info  map

  • Fairmount Park House Tours 215-684-7582 (Group Tours)
    Located in William Penn's suburban "Liberty Lands," the 18th and early 19th century historic houses situated along the Schuylkill River within Philadelphia's extensive... more info

  • Ghost Tour of Philadelphia 215-413-1997
    5th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19105
    Ghost Tour offers a candlelight walking tour of Independence Park and Society Hill. Tours depart from Signers Garden and last 90 minutes. more info  map

  • Lights of Liberty Show 215-LIBERTY
    Beginning at the 6,000 square foot PECO Energy Liberty Center in historic Philadelphia on Independence Mall at the corner of 6th and Chestnut Streets, the Lights of... more info  map

  • Philadelphia Trolly Works and 76 Carriage Company 215-389-TOUR
    1350 Schuylkill Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146
    Enjoy fully narrated tours through historic Philadelphia in a horse drawn carriage or get a glimpse of the city's cultural history as trolleys drive the neighborhoods... more info  map

  • Spirit of Philadelphia
    Pier 3 on Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Penn's Landing on the Delaware Riverfront
    The Spirit of Philadelphia cruise, the city’s most entertaining dinner cruise ship, offers wonderful dinner cruises in the harbor where you can enjoy a bountiful... more info  map

  • Wheel Fun Rentals 215-523-5827
    1599 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    LOVE Park
    From the Wheel Fun Rentals Center City kiosk, located at Love Park, you can spend a day experiencing all that bike-friendly Philadelphia has to offer. Cruise around on a... more info  map


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