8231 Old York Road Elkins Park, PA 19027 +1 215 887 1342(Tourist Information)
Conceptualized and designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Beth Sholom Synagogue is a city landmark. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007, this synagogue comes under the purview of Frank Lloyd Wright Historic Society. Its design is deemed to be one of the finest works of Wright and the site can be explored through the tours conducted.
1125 South Broad Street Basement Philadelphia, PA 19147 +1 215 468 0645
Putting a smile on the faces of people and making all believe that the world is a better place is the Circle Of Hope, a foundation that works for the people, by the people and is of the people. Their venture Circle Thrift Broad is actually a shop where you can find products at subsidized rates. Their tag line is 'Come shop, donate, and volunteer!.' So be sure you do just that when in Philadelphia.
3417 Spruce Street University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 898 5000
Houston Hall at the University of Pennsylvania is the countries first student union, which is still in order to this day. Besides being a student union quarters, Houston also provides facilities for the social and recreational use of students and features The Hall of Flags which is available for evening events. The Hall also has a cafe, study lounge, music room and a campus eatery. The upper floors of this historical building contain performance spaces for students.
215 South 39th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 898 7391
This is the centre for Jewish life in Philadelphia, located at the University of Pennsylvania, this facility was set up to promote the Jewish culture in America. They have services and lectures explaining the various aspects of Jewish tradition and cultures. The Penn Hillel even has parties and social events for the Jewish people. It fosters a warm community that is always open to new ideas and initiatives. Invitation is given to any person willing to learn about the faith and culture.
Swanson and Oregon Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19148 +1 215 334 4678
Located along the Philly waterfront is a much loved local haunt-literally! Because The Fright Factory is Philadelphia's very own local haunted house. The Fright Factory has three main attractions-"Pitch Black"which is a dark maze where nasty things await to pounce in the pitch darkness, "CarnEvil 3-D"-a blacklit 3-D maze with evil and hungry clowns and the "Forgotten Insane Asylum"-a haunted house-type maze with an asylum theme where crazy forgotten factory workers have been experimenting and mutating since the depression. All in all, the house doesn't fail to entertain and is a total scream. This place is definitely not for the faint-hearted!
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.
413 South 10th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 +1 215 922 4278
Well known as the birthplace of the renowned journalist and philosopher, Henry George, the historical home was the place where this historic figure was born. The house spreads over 0.1 acres (0.040 ha) of land, and is designed in the Federal style of architecture. This beautiful home was a residential home for Henry George for few years. The house is currently running a museum that exhibits the life of Henry George as a noted person in the society.
1500 South 32nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 +1 215 952 6219
Spread over 3.5 acres (1.4 hectares) of land, the James Alcorn School is a historic structure that showcases the elements of the Late Gothic Revival style of architecture. This simple three levels structure is a nine bay building and has a simple yet stunning entrance. The steps that leads one to the building with the arch on the top is simply beautiful and adds up to the beauty if this structure. This place is historic and also added to the historical places in the year 1988.
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.
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.
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