3519 Lancaster Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 382 0293
This facility is used to teach the ancient art of fencing, or how to attack and defend with a sword. Several national champions practice here. The Academy features instruction for all ages, as well as cardiovascular and human performance training equipment, eight regulation fencing strips, a specially cushioned floor to minimize leg stress, and various other training devices. An emphasis is placed on long-term training, with regular progression from one level of instruction to the next. Students develop physical skills and conditioning, as well as the mental skills and discipline necessary to successfully perform fencing actions.
3401 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 206 1682
Poor Richard's offers walking tours of the city of Philadelphia, led by professional scholars and teachers in the field of history, primarily graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania. Their high level of training allows them to offer insight and historical perspective more so than many generic tours. Some of the pre- arranged itineraries include tours of colonial era destinations such as "Walking in George Washington's Footsteps" as well as literary journeys that explore the works of Ben Franklin, Thomas Paine and Edgar Alan Poe. Areas to be covered can be customized to your groups liking.
4431 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 387 8888
The Association of Islamic Charitable Projects features classes on Islamic Obligatory Knowledge, Arabic and Tajwid. The organization is housed in a domed building, built in 1904 and serves as the North American Islamic headquarters. The Association offers children's programs, elementary school, seminars and Friday prayer. Daily classes are available upon request. Visitors are welcome to attend daily prayer. Call for complete schedule of events. There is no admission fee.
2125 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 +1 215 563 3980
The First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia was established in 1796 under the supervision of Joseph Priestly, an English scientist and Unitarian minister. It was also the first church in North America to call itself Unitarian. The current building at this location was designed by Frank Furness, a famous architect from Philadelphia, who was able to combine his unique drafting style with the religious tradition of the Church, to create this registered landmark.
118 South 36th Street University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 898 7108
Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) can best be described as-a large, square space filled with ideas and beauty. Past shows have included retrospectives of Agnes Martin, Robert Morris, Cindy Sherman, Robert Mapplethorpe, Paul Thek and Peter Campus. There's no permanent collection, so check ahead about the current schedule. From July 1, 2008 ICA has become free to all visitors.
3451 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 898 5000
The University of Pennsylvania was founded by Benjamin Franklin and others in 1740. America's first medical school and first collegiate business school, The Wharton, were established here in the 19th century. The campus also includes the University's Museum of Anthropology and Archeology, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Irvine and Annenberg theaters, a museum about ENIAC (the first electronic computer, built here) and an ice rink, all open to the public.
3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 895 2000
The National Science Foundation has designated Drexel's Engineering curriculum a national model. Career and academic interests are supported by more than a hundred campus organizations and sports also play an important role at Drexel. The college radio station, WKDU 91.9, is a good source for extremely alternative music. See their website for more information.
1822 North Hancock Street Philadelphia, PA 19122 +1 9123441329
A joint venture of sisters, Maggie and Liz Hayes, House of Hayes is for anything creative. From art exhibitions to multimedia shows and live gigs, this hidden gem is an inspiring space for artists of all genres. Some of their previous line ups are Jennifer Hall, Pictureplane and Static Mountain.
Located in the Old Kensington area of Philadelphia is one of the most reliable venues for live music - The Ox. Regulars flock here all the time for the exciting lineup of gigs that are on almost all the time. A rustic warehouse setting definitely adds to the overall charm of this much-loved space.
119 East Gowen Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19119 +1 215 580 6942
A glimpse of the structure may lead you to believe that this is a charming abode, but look closely and you will will find it to be a railway station. Constructed in 1875, Mt. Airy Station features red brick walls, topped by slopping tiled roof with a chimney. The station was designed by Frank Furness, a renowned 19th-century architect. A huge book store is located within the station building.
The Penn's View Inn is the ultimate place for those
seeking a cozy and intimate form of accommodation. The guestrooms are noted for their classic wooden furnishings and impeccable décor, some with a view of the Delaware River. The ...
New Hall Military Museum has two floors of exhibits commemorating
the Army, Navy and Marines in early American history. A permanent display called "Marines in the Revolution" documents the role of leathernecks from the years 1775 1781. Also in ...
This meeting house of the Quakers has been in existence
since 1693. Built on the land Philadelphia founder William Penn gave to the devout Christian denomination, today it educates visitors about the history and beliefs of the Quakers. Guides ...