Famous Landmarks & Attractions in Philadelphia

As the birthplace of the United States of America, Philadelphia is full of culture, a rich history and attractions to explore. Some of which being Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This article will highlight the main attractions and tell you why you should visit the city of brotherly love.

Independence Hall 

Philadelphia’s city hall is a must-see on your trip, it is one of the world’s largest free-standing masonry building that’s made of brick, limestone, marble, and granite, which was founded by William Penn. in 1976 it was designated as a National Historic Landmark and in 2006 declared a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

With over 700 rooms it is one of the largest municipal buildings in the United States, which contains three branches of government the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch and the Judicial Branch’s Civil Courts.

The Liberty Bell 

The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of freedom in the United States and that represents freedom earned after the years of the Civil War. The Liberty Bell has been in Philadelphia since 1915 when it completed an inspiring and deeply significant march around the country.

There is no entrance fee to visit the Liberty Bell, it is a first-come first-serve basis. The Liberty Bell Center also has an exhibit that includes a 10-minute video about the history of the Liberty Bell.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art 

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is known to be one of the largest museums in the United States. It is known for its beautiful architecture and housing more than 225,00 pieces of art from the renaissance, up to modern-day.

Some of the most famous paintings in the museum Thomas Eakins’ The Gross Clinic, Vincent Van Gogh’s Vase With Twelve Sunflowers, Claude Monet’s Japanese Footbridge, Giverny, Rogier’sCrucifixion Diptych, and Pablo Picasso’s Old Woman. 

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