History & Heritage in Philadelphia PA

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  • 701 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106-1504
    215-574-0380
    The African American Museum in Philadelphia collects and preserves art and artifacts and, through exhibitions and programs, interprets the history and stories of African Americans and those of the...
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  • 20th Street & Ben Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19103
    215-636-4433
    Commissioned in 1927, the memorial stands as a tribute to African American war heroes.
  • 320 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106-2114
    215-413-1804
    Learn about the fascinating history of an early religious sect at this active Quaker meeting house built in 1804 on a land grant to William Penn. Because Quaker women had equal status in their...
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  • 72 N. 2nd St Philadelphia, PA 19106-4542
    215-922-4800
    Located in the historic district of Old City, Philadelphia, ArtJaz Gallery specializes in ethnic art such African American, Native American, Latino, and Asian. Exhibits include original paintings,...
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  • 1219 Vine St Philadelphia, PA 19107-1111
    215-557-0455
    As one of the very few Asian American community arts centers in the country, the Asian Arts Initiative engages artists and everyday people to create art that explores the diverse experiences of...
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  • 54th Street & Lindbergh Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19143
    215-729-5281
    Just minutes from the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House is America's oldest living botanic garden, a pastoral 18th century homestead surrounded by the urban bustle of...
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  • 2000 Belmont Mansion Drive Philadelphia, PA 19131
    215-878-8844
    Experience 18th and 19th century history through the events and lives of people associated with Belmont Mansion in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, PA. Our house museum is dedicated to colonial...
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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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