2008 Delancey Place Philadelphia, PA 19103 +1 215 732 1600
The Rosenbach Museum & Library is cozily nestled away, much like many of its exhibits, in a residential area. The 19th Century townhouse boasts original manuscripts and handwritten copies of some of the world's most important literary works. The most highly prized of all the rarities on display is the original handwritten manuscript for James Joyce's 'Ulysses'. The museum celebrates 'Ulysses' every June 16th with the Bloomsday festival.
118 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 +1 215 972 7600
In the 19th century, the Academy was the American equivalent of the best European art schools. A host of genres and mediums from the most prominent names in American art are constantly on display, with new pieces rotating their way into the collection. Some of America's best artists either taught or were students here, including Thomas Eakins and Mary Cassatt. The building itself is a work of art designed by Frank Furness, an influential 19th-century American architect.
1222 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 +1 215 568 1111
Casual visitors, artists and fabric buyers alike enjoy the fusion of the brilliant textile displays and on-site working fabric design shop of this unique museum. Located in an industrial loft, original designs from some of the most notable names in the fabric art world are on display. The institution also gets the community involved with the Apprentice in Training program that educates students about every characteristic of the textile production process and the artistic aspect. The gift shop also sells prints and other items.
15 South 7th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 +1 215 685 4830
The Atwater Kent Museum is committed to preserving the history of Philadelphia. Objects of every nature are displayed to convey the noteworthy history of Philadelphia since it's founding about 300 years ago, including some exhibits from the 1876 Centennial. The building itself complements the antiquity of its 80,000 items; it was constructed in 1826. Educational programs, tours and special activities are offered. The gift shop carries an assortment of trinkets and souvenirs.
1500 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 +1 215 636 1666
This little hollow across from City Hall is most noteworthy for Robert Indiana's 1978 "Love" sculpture. The piece has become a popular symbol for the "City of Brotherly Love" and its image is plastered all over the city. It's 20-foot-tall appeal lies in its simplicity: The letters L, O, V, E, stacked on top of each other. During a usual lunch hour the park attracts an odd combination of Armani clad businesspeople and skateboarders who skinny-dip their modes of transport in this concrete pond. They're actually fun to watch.
1220 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 +1 215 732 2996
The antique and contemporary Japanese pieces, Chinese watercolors and Thai and Indonesian relics bombard the senses. Luber has been around for many years and the collection is diverse. The influences and colors of the works are worlds apart from more traditional Western genres. This might be the perfect place to find a piece to add to your collection.
1450 John F Kennedy Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19107 +1 215 686 2840
Gothic and neoclassical influences dominate the features of City Hall. The statue of William Penn that resides atop City Hall's clock tower remains a Philadelphia skyline marker-until the 1980s there was a "gentleman's agreement" that no Philadelphia building would be built higher than the rim of Penn's hat. City Hall provides a majestic backdrop for shoppers and businesspersons alike as it is situated on the intersection of the city's two main arteries, Broad and Market Streets. The tour of the City Hall lasts for 1.5 to 2 hours.
313 Walnut Street 320 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 +1 215 925 0167
Guild halls were as important in the young America as they had been in Europe. Carpenter's Hall stands as a tribute to the hands that built America. This historic locale is appropriately situated amongst the many other historical sites in the area, since none of them would be there if it were not for the tradition of American workmanship. It's a simple, well-made structure. Books and souvenirs relating to American history and architecture are stocked as well as postcards and related children's playthings.
1427 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 +1 215 568 7475
Calderwood focuses on maintaining an extensive collection of decorative works from the first half of the 20th century. Buyers from around the globe come here to seek pieces from a number of genres: Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Surreal and Forties works highlight the inventory.
North 11th Street Filbert Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 +1 215 580 7897/+1 215 580 7800
One of the most vital transportation hubs in the region, this underground station serves all of SEPTA's Regional Rail lines except the R6 Cynwyd. Pedestrian connections can be made at station level to the Market Frankford High Speed Line and at street level to many bus routes. Market East is adjacent to The Gallery, a popular downtown mall, and near attractions such as the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Jefferson Hospital, and Hard Rock Café. Both Chinatown and the Historic District are within walking distance.
As the name suggests, this tour takes you through the
stalls and shops of the oldest ethnic market, the Italian Market. Get acquainted with Italian cold cuts like Sopresseta and Prosciutto and sample Italian savories. Guests receive discount cards ...
It's hard to state simply exactly what the Art Alliance
does. There are exhibits of contemporary work, such as the Andy Warhol retrospective, but there are also poetry readings, art and travel lectures, play readings, chamber concerts, and the ...
This remarkable hotel is within walking distance of Philadelphia's top
attractions, including Independence Hall and the Franklin Institute. City Hall and the Pennsylvania Convention Center are four blocks from the hotel and Philadelphia International Airport is just 15 minutes ...