235 South 33rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 898 6121
This historic field called Franklin Field, equipped with the country's first two-tiered stadium, was the location of the first televised football game and the first relay event in the United States. The sporting events and rallies draw huge crowds every year, especially in track and field, where diverse competitors travel to compete.
1900 Pattison Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19145 +1 215 389 1776
The American Swedish Historical Museum preserves and promotes the contributions of Swedes and Swedish-Americans in the United States. The museum has 12 permanent galleries, changing exhibition gallery, and a library, all outstanding examples of twentieth-century Swedish interior design.
Columbus Boulevard & Christian Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 +1 215 389 1513
Built between 1698-1700, Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church survives today as the oldest church in Pennsylvania. The church is known as Old Swedes because Swedish pioneers were the first to settle the area in 1646. There is a fine collection of religious historical and religious artifacts the church has acquired over three centuries, including bronze crosses and 18th Century bibles in Swedish and English. The building itself is a perfectly preserved example of 18th Century public architecture. Today the church is still owned and maintained by its congregation of Episcopalians. The church is part of the Independence National Historical Park system.
730 S Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 +1 215 546 3675
The Brandywine Workshop serves culturally diverse artists by hosting printmaking programs, fine art exhibits, fellowships and a variety of other opportunities. Brandywine features The Printed Image Galleries, a museum facility that promotes artwork from all ethnic groups. Through its programs, Brandywine hopes to expand the role of people of color as both visual artists and audiences. Brandywine has established several programs that provide advanced study opportunities in the print medium and specifically, in adapting commercial technology to the arts.
719 Catherine Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 +1 215 922 3456
The Memorial, founded by art-loving millionaire Samuel Fleisher in 1898, offers classes, exhibitions, workshops, residencies and performances and everyone is invited "to come and learn art" for free. More than 100,000 adults and children have participated in Fleisher's special programs. The gallery shows change monthly. Fleisher Art Memorial is the oldest tuition-free visual arts school in America. The Fleisher Art Memorial is supported in part by income from a testamentary trust established by Fleisher's will.
1166 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 +1 215 546 8333
Rita of Cascia was born in Italy in 1386. At the age of twelve, she was married to an abusive man and was forced to endure his rage until his death eighteen years later. Rita delighted in her two sons until they also died; she then entered a convent and devoted herself to Christ. Rita is worshipped as the "Saint of the Impossible" and the "Saint of Desperate Causes." In 1907, George Lovatt built this Renaissance-style church in Philadelphia. It has become a national center of devotion to St. Rita.
750 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 +1 215 735 0442
Tindley Temple, which was originally known as the East Cavalry Methodist Church, was founded by the Reverend Charles Albert Tindley in 1902. Known for his work as a gospel composer, Mr. Tindley was also instrumental in aiding migrants from the south. The church was later renamed in his honor and Tindley Temple pays tribute to his memory by continuing to provide free meals and clothing to those in need.
19th & Washington Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 +1 215 685 6596
The Chew Recreation Center is a recreational complex with a public pool, basketball courts, and baseball fields. During the summer, Chew holds an affordable summer day camp for children and an evening softball league for adults. The pool is open only during the summer, but the lighted basketball courts are open year-round. Competition in the pick-up games is fierce. Located only blocks away from the business and shopping districts of Center City.
105 Grape Street Philadelphia, PA 19127 +1 215 930 0321
Located along the charming Grape Street is this live music venue called the Grape Room which is highly sought-after by musicians and bands for its superb sound setup. With a total capacity of 205, it comprises an upstairs and downstairs area. Check website for a list of upcoming gigs.
4900 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19128 +1 215 487 9674
Founded in 1905, the Philadelphia Canoe Club holds scheduled excursions along local streams and rivers such as the Schuylkill, Wissahickon Creek and the Delaware. The club is open to all persons that wish to participate in events or training sessions. Pleasant, leisurely trips more conducive to sightseeing are planned along with attempts to conquer the whitewater rapids of the area. A small fee is required for canoe rental via the club. See their website for further information.
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 ...