History & Heritage in Philadelphia PA

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  • North 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103
    215-636-1666
  • South 15th and Market Streets Philadelphia, PA 19107
    This 1976 sculpture is a steel clothespin rising 54 feet above Centre Square Plaza. It is the work of the Swedish artist Claes Oldenburg.
  • Sixth & Chestnut streets Philadelphia, PA 19106
    215-965-2305
    Constructed in 1787 - 1789 as the Philadelphia County Courthouse, and used by U.S. Congress from 1790 - 1800.
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  • South Independence Mall East Philadelphia, PA 19106-2460
    215-525-1776
    The Constitutional Walking Tour takes you on a walking journey of America's most historic square mile. The Constitutional offers year 'round, free, self-guided tours of more than 30 sites....
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  • 210 Arch St Philadelphia, PA 19106-4512
    Cyrus Bustill, a mulatto who was born into bondage and later purchased his freedom, represented the principles for which the American Revolution was fought. As a free black man, he was caught in a...
  • 16 Winthrop Rd Darby, PA 19023-1116
    610-583-4386
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  • 22nd Street & Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130
    215-236-3300
    Eastern State Penitentiary is the home one of the nation's largest and most ambitious haunted attractions, Terror Behind the Walls, Presented by LUKOIL. The event has been ranked the nation's 5th...
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  • 126 Elfreths Alley Philadelphia, PA 19106-2006
    215-574-0560
    House 126, on the nation's oldest continuously occupied residential street, was home to three mantuamakers, or dressmakers, from 1762-1813. They are typical of 18th Century urban women who worked...
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  • Fort Mifflin and Hog Island roads Philadelphia, PA 19153
    215-685-4167
    During 1777, Fort Mifflin's troops held off 240 British gun ships. After six bloody weeks, Fort Mifflin's troops were overtaken. This gallant effort allowed Washington's army to recover at Valley...
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  • 2207 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
    215-545-0391
      Founded in 1892 as a non-profit organization, the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP) was among the first in the United States to recognize the value of collecting and preserving the vital...
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