History & Heritage in Philadelphia & The Countryside PA

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  • I-676 East and Rte. 30 East Philadelphia, PA 19147
    856-968-3300
    Named for Philadelphia's most famous son, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge is a stunning example of utility transformed into art. At night, watch the dazzling lights along the bridge.
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  • 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19103
    215-448-1329
    In the Rotunda of the Franklin Institute, the colossal seated marble figure of Benjamin Franklin was made by James Earle Fraser in 1938. It honors the inventor-statesman who filled a variety of...
  • Blanche Levy Park Philadelphia, PA 19104
    215-898-5000
    This 1899 Benjamin Franklin statue is an old and wise representation of the university's founder. It is one of three statues of Franklin on the university's campus.
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  • CHRIST CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, 5TH AND ARCH STREETS Philadelphia, PA 19106
    215-922-1695
    Final resting place of Benjamin Franklin and 4 other signers of the Declaration of Independence, early medical pioneers, and Revolutionary War heroes.
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  • 42 Cassatt Ave. Berwyn, PA 19312-1311
    610-889-9966
    The arch is constructed in honor of those who made the greatest sacrifice for our country. The site is designed to remind busy people of the profound acts of those who defended us all. Three stones...
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  • Old York Road at Foxcroft Road Elkins Park, PA 19027
    215-887-1342
    This is architect Frank Lloyd Wright's only synagogue. A hexagonal pyramid of glass, it represents the giving of the 10 Commandments at Mt. Sinai. Contains Wright-designed lighting, seating and...
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  • 239 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106-1915
    215-686-1252
    Historic house museum interpreting the life and story of Betsy Ross. Daily programming includes: Betsy Ross, 18th century musical performances, plays and costumed characters. Audio guide available.
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  • 1350 Schuylkill Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19146-3200
    215-389-TOUR
    Whether you enjoy one of the daily sightseeing tours of Philadelphia's attractions on board their Victorian Trolleys, The Big Bus Double Decker Tours or the majestic Horse Drawn Carriage Tours...
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  • 2233 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19132-4502
    215-684-1008
    The Black Family Reunion Cultural Center promotes the African American heritage through cultural programs and activities. The center offers exhibits, performances, readings, and lectures.
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  • 5th and Vine Streets Philadelphia, PA 19106
    215-636-1666
    Sculpted by Isamu Noguchi, this memorial to the genius of Benjamin Franklin is a 60-ton stainless steel sculpture that rises over 100 feet in the air. It was installed in the city in 1984.
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