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  • South 43rd Street at Baltimore Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19104
    215-636-1666
    This is the only statue on earth of British novelist Charles Dickens (1812-1870). With him is Little Nell, star of his novel "The Old Curiosity Shop." Dickens was the author of many other works,...
  • North 20th and Vine Streets Philadelphia, PA 19103
    215-636-1666
    The Shakespeare Memorial was erected in 1926 by the Shakespeare Memorial Committee and Fairmount Park Art Association. Sculpted by Alexander Stirling Calder, it depicts Hamlet and Touchstone along...
  • Departs from 325 Chesnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19106
    215-525-1776
    Terrifying tales from haunted Philadelphia. One part history, two parts haunt. Dare to visit more than 15 scary sites to hear Philadelphia's haunted facts and folklore. Experience Philadelphia's...
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  • 3rd & Pine Streets Philadelphia, PA 19106
    215-925-5968
      St. Peter's Episcopal Church is a National Historic Landmark. It is basically unchanged since it was built 250 years ago. It opened for services in September 1761 as an Anglican church in colonia...
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  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA 19104
    215-596-8855
    A 32-inch model by sculptor Daniel Chester French for statue of Lincoln in Washington, D.C.
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  • Kelly Dr. and North 25th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
    215-763-8100
    The Statue of Joan of Arc, dedicated in 1890, stands across from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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  • North 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19130
    215-636-1666
    This statue honors the Polish astronomer Nicolas Copernicus. The monument features a 16-foot stainless steel circle that symbolizes the earth's orbit around the sun. It has soil from Copernicus'...
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  • North 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19103
    215-636-1666
    Sculpted by Geiuseppe Donato, this 1946 statue of the signer of the Declaration of Independence and member of the Continental Congress stands in front of the Cathedrals of Saints Peter and Paul.
  • 19th Street and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19103
    215-636-1666
    The Swann Memorial Fountain consists of 3 large sculptures representing the Delaware, Schuylkill and Wissahickon rivers plus frogs and turtles. The fountain was designed by Alexander Stirling...
  • 1701 N. 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19122-6011
    215-204-1750
    This research library focuses on African-American history and culture. The library features a large collection of African-American newspapers dating from late 19th century, paper, and microfilm files.
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