History & Heritage in Philadelphia PA

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  • 3615 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104-2612
    215-386-2984
    Sarah Clarkson Ralston (1766-1820) founded this organization in 1817 and took an active role in its management until her death. Like many of her contemporaries, she used her personal resources and...
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  • 251 S. Camac St. Philadelphia, PA 19107-5609
    215-732-2339
    An intimate gathering place for couples as well as groups, the Inn features fine American food. Enjoy a meal by the fire in the Federal-style Franklin or Green rooms or more modern dining in The...
  • Front and Chestnut Streets Philadelphia, PA 19106
    215-928-8801
    The Irish Memorial is dedicated to the memory of more than one million innocent men, women and children who perished during the years 1845 to 1850 and to the millions of Irish immigrants who found...
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  • 336 Lombard St Philadelphia, PA 19147-1529
    James Forten was born in Philadelphia to free black parents. Forten worked closely with other antislavery leaders, such as Richard Allen and Absalom Jones, and was a founding member of the Free...
  • 412 Lombard St Philadelphia, PA 19147-1517
    215-918-0326
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  • 3822 Ridge Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19132-1840
    215-228-8200
    Laurel Hill Cemetery is more than a cemetery, it's a sculpture garden too. Contains statues, ornate mausoleums, and crypts full of decorative detail. Spend a quiet day wandering around these...
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  • 3822 Ridge Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19132-1840
    215-228-8200
    Thomas Sully (1783-1872), one of America's most famous portrait painters, immigrated to the U.S. from England as a child. In 1799, Sully joined his brother, a miniaturist painter, in Virginia where...
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  • Sixth & Market streets Philadelphia, PA 19106
    215-965-2305
    Liberty Bell Center offers a video presentation and exhibits about the Liberty Bell. Focusing on its origins and its modern day role as an international icon of freedom.
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  • 4231 N. Concourse Dr., West Fairmont Park Philadelphia, PA 19131
    215-683-0200
    Memorial Hall is one of Fairmount Park's most recognizable landmarks and the only major building left from the 1876 Centennial Exposition.
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  • 823 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
    215-922-5446
    The Mikveh Israel Cemetery contains over 300 Jewish graves, many of whom were important during the Revolution. One notable grave is Haym Salomon, one of the chief financial backers of the war....
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