400 Brown Street Philadelphia, PA +1 1-800-2255-745
The House Of The Thousand Thoughts is not a museum like you know it. One could think the history of modern philosophy is not the ideal topic to be communicated in a museum, but the museum is a challenge for the mind and spirit. Through films and exhibits, you will get an overview of the development of the basic ideas that formed our understanding of life and the world today. Exhibits range from prehistoric thinkers like Aristotle or Plato, to the first modern philosophers such as Kant, Hegel or Nietzsche up to the great thinkers of the past century, such as Theodor Adorno or Jean-Paul Sartre. You can also learn how basic philosophical ideas like liberalism or existentialism changed over the centuries and how different philosophers picked those ideas up and influenced each other's work.
North Second Street Corner of Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19123 +1 215 467 4603
An open space that has been transformed into the quintessential city hangout, the Piazza at Schmidts is the masterpiece of the architectural firm Tower Investments Inc, built as a part of a mega urban renewal project in the city. As the name suggests, this square has been designed after Rome's piazzas, but the design of the buildings surrounding the square are of original design. Besides being home to several shops, designer stores, restaurants, and bars, the Piazza at Schmidts also boasts a stage that hosts several concerts and other events. See the website to know more.
1350 Schuylkill Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19146 +1 215 923 8516
Experience Philadelphia's history by traveling like a colonial aristocrat aboard one of 76 Carriage Company's stylish coaches. Journey back in time on a magical carriage ride on the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia's National Historical Park, Society Hill and Old City. Your personal tour guide will whisk you away on a leisurely ride through historic Philadelphia. Tours of various lengths are available. Carriages are stationed across from Independence Hall at 5th and Chestnut Streets. Inquire for rates.
532 North 7th Street Philadelphia, PA 19123 +1 215 597 8780
See where the "master of the macabre" penned his American masterpieces. During the six years (1838-1844) that he lived in Philadelphia, Poe wrote and published some of his most groundbreaking tales including: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Fall of the House of Usher," and "The Tell-Tale Heart." The three-building site creates a sense of literary curiosity. What type of surroundings could have inspired a man to put to paper his morose visions of death and betrayal? Admission is free to the public.
1019 North 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19123 +1 215 627 3080
National Shrine contains the tomb of St. John Neumann, a Redemptorist priest and the fourth Bishop of Philadelphia. St. John was born in Bohemia and moved to the United States, where he was later ordained. St. John is remembered as the founder of Catholic education in America, and for his compassion toward immigrants. He learned to speak several languages so he could listen to confessions in at least six languages. His remains lie under the altar where daily mass is offered.
1400 North American Street Crane Arts Building Philadelphia, PA 19122 +1 215 684 1946
Since 1975, a rotating array of innovative works in book arts, painting, sculpture, video, sound and photography have been submitted to the public for their perusal. Contemporary experimental artists are encouraged to unleash their creativity and showcase their talent. An artist-run not for profit gallery, Nexus Foundation is involved in the growth of contemporary works through regular exhibitions, meetings, panels and workshops.
Fort Mifflin Road & Hog Island Road Philadelphia, PA 19153 +1 215 685 4167
Fort Mifflin remained an active U.S. military stronghold from the Revolutionary War until it was decommissioned in 1959. The fort was the site of a 1775 battle of paramount importance between British and Colonial solders. In the U.S. Civil War, the installation was used to contain Confederate prisoners of war. Period uniform and weapons demonstrations are also performed regularly. The Fort is open to public from March to December.
I-80 (exit 299) Tannersville, PA 18372 +1 570 629 1661
During the heat and humidity of summer in the Poconos, one of the most popular nearby attractions is this fun-filled waterpark. Bigger kids (even of the adult variety) will thrill to the largest manmade waves in the Northeast at the Kahuna Lagoon wave pool. For some wet and wild fun, try the Titan waterslide-nearly eight-stories tall and 819 feet long-the largest in a three-state radius. For those less adventurous, enjoy mat slides, tube slides or raft slides. Little ones have their own slides in Camel Cove, as well as interactive water fun with a giant tipping bucket. Other attractions include Blue Nile Adventure River, a competition-size swimming pool, bumper boats and miniature golf. Food service venues offer everything from snacks to dinner. Admission fees: $23.95 general admission; $19.95 child age 3-11/senior Age 65+; $10.95 spectator fee. Check their website for varying open days.
8601 Lindbergh Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19153 +1 215 365 3118
The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum is the largest freshwater tidal marsh in Pennsylvania. The mission of the refuge is to preserve the marsh, promote environmental education and provide visitors with an excellent opportunity to observe wildlife in its natural habitat. The Heinz refuge offers nature programs, environmental education workshops, field trip consultations and a resource library. All workshops, field trips and related services are offered free of charge. The Refuge is an excellent resource for birdwatchers, hikers and nature lovers.
1700 West Montgomery Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19121 +1 215 763 6529
This natural history museum was founded in 1855 and does not look as if it has changed since. The specimens are displayed in their original Victorian cases. Many of the exhibits, such as skeletal remains and geologic finds, deal with Darwin's theory of natural selection as the topic was beginning to become accepted near the time of the Wagner's founding. Adult educational courses on the natural sciences and museum lessons for school children are free. Guided tours are available by appointment. Admission is free.
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