54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19143 +1 215 729 5281
Considered to be the progenitor of American horticulture, Bartram's Garden is an 18th Century wonder on the banks of the Schuykill River. Established in 1731, the home of John and William Bartram, the first American botanists, the gardens stand prominently on an estate of 44 acres with a view of the city skyline in the background. This site is home to aspiring scientists to discover the bevy of new species in the Americas.
4000 Woodland Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 386 2181
This cemetery gets its name from Alexander Hamilton's house, Woodlands, which is also on the premises and has been in use for over two centuries. Exquisitely crafted neo-classical crypts, mausoleums and obelisks dominate the Woodlands cemetery. The cemetery is most well known for its famous 'guests' that were once part of the Philadelphia elite. Take a historically rewarding, free day trip and explore the monuments. Guided tours are available.
3141 Chestnut Street Drexel University, Department of Athletics Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 895 1977
The Daskalakis Athletic Center is the home of the Drexel Dragons and is also the watering hole of the university's swimmers. See the players pass, dribble and shoot the ball through the basket. It is always an exciting scene to see the varsity's Dragons cheered by the huge crowd of sports lovers. Swimmers fit and healthy dive into the pool at the crack of a pistol. Witness all this action and more, just at the Daskalakis Athletic Center here in Philadelphia. Check the website regularly for timings and dates.
3130 Walnut Street University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 898 1923
University of Pennsylvania is considered to be one of the best educational institutions in US, but that doesn't hamper with this University's fun quotient. A perfect proof of that is Class of '23 Ice Rink. Hockey matches to spectacular performances-a venue that hosts spellbinding shows. Inter-University Ice Hockey Tournaments are the most awaited and usually has this place packed. While most of the activities held here are organized by the Campus Board of Activities and only University students are allowed, there are many shows that are open for public.
3025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 222 1400
Portland has a claim to fame in the World Cafe Live on Walnut Street. The Cafe has innumerable world class artists and troupes performing every night. Talent from all over the world is showcased on its stage, varying from belly-dancers to fusion musicians and many, many more. World Cafe Live is the best place in Philly to see and be seen. This is also a great place to host private parties the Upstairs level and the lower Mezzanine are available for use separately. Open Monday to Friday 11am onwards and Saturday to Sunday 5pm onwards.
3916 Locust Walk Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 386 3916
St. Mary's Church is a beautiful Church located in Hamilton Village, Philadelphia. At this beautiful structure, people are acquainted with the gospel, the words of the bible and the words of Jesus Christ and ways in which one can attain peace through helping others. The main aims of the church are to spread the teachings of Christ and bring joy to those who have none. Events and wedding ceremonies are held here as well. Overall, a beautiful place to visit on a trip to Philadelphia.
9201 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118 +1 215 247 0476
This museum is in a beautiful 19th-Century stone Victorian mansion in Chestnut Hill. It opened in 1940 and its permanent collection includes more than 2500 works of art. The collection also includes over 300 paintings and sculpture works by Daniel Garber, Thomas Pollock Anshutz, Edward Moran, Violet Oakley, Benjamin West, Robert Riggs, Jessie Willcox Smith and Herbert Pullinger. The museum also conducts art lecture series, excursions, music concerts and campaigns with the help of its members.
5th and Fisher streets Philadelphia, PA 19120 +1 215 329 5114
This Multicultural Congregation specializes in Youth Ministry. Each Sunday, the Church holds bilingual Spanish-English worship services and Bible School. It also hosts the bilingual Voices From Heaven Youth Choir and a Youth Drama Team night. Each June, the Church leads a three-day themed evangelical campaign with guest preachers and bilingual translators. This campaign features outdoor worship services that are designed to bring the Word of the ministry to its neighbors. A critical role of La Resurreccion-Lindley is to reach out to the community through in-home Spanish prayer services.
1776 North Broad Street Liacouras Center, Temple University Philadelphia, PA 19121 +1 215 204 2400
2008 will mark the 23th annual gathering of top African American Artists from across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. It is the nation's largest African-American Art Expo and one of the few events of its kind anywhere in North America. This exhibit reaches out to patrons from all communities and cultures and provides an opportunity for artists to display their latest work and to educate the public in a comfortable environment. This three-day show will be open to the public and is free.
3223 North Broad Street Temple University Philadelphia, PA 19140 +1 215 707 2900
Dentistry is usually a subject most people don't care to even think about. This exhibit is a testament to human technological advancement. Visitors can see how far we've progressed after viewing early 19th Century drills, forceps, and other instruments, which would be considered barbarous by today's standards. Another display was created courtesy of Edgar 'Painless' Parker, a colorful West Coast dentist. Pulling the tooth was usually the only way to cure a toothache at one time. A bucket containing the thousands of teeth he pulled remains as a monument to his gentle methods.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...