History & Heritage in Philadelphia PA

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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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  • 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.
  • 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103
    215-561-1313
    The principal Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop.
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  • 1330 W. Berks St, Fl 1 Philadelphia, PA 19122-6087
    215-204-6632
    Accumulated by the eponymous scholar over three decades, the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection has materials on the global black experience in all formats: books, pamphlets, journals,...
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  • Second & Market streets Philadelphia, PA 19106
    215-922-1695
    Christ Church, founded in 1695, is known as The Nation's Church because of the famous Revolutionary-era leaders who worshiped here, including Ben Franklin and George Washington. The church is...
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  • 1801 W. Diamond St. Philadelphia, PA 19121
    215-236-6773
    Here in 1974, the first eleven women Episcopal priests were ordained. This noted Gothic Revival church, built 1887-97, served a growing African American community after 1930. Host to major Black...
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  • 1805 Pine St. Philadelphia, PA 19103-6601
    215-735-8196
    America's oldest chartered Civil War institution in the country, the museum offers three floors of exhibits. Museum is filled with treasures donated by Civil War veterans, holding one of the most...
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