7200 Lansdowne Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19151 +1 215 877 8707
Opened in 1916, the Karakung Golf Club is an impressively maintained facility geared toward players of moderate skill levels. Even the most casual of links men should have little difficulty negotiating the relatively short 5700-yard, par 71 course. Located within the Fairmount Park section of Philadelphia, Karakung is only about three miles away from Center City. Reservations are required at this public 18-hole course. Lessons are available.
4231 Avenue of the Republic Philadelphia, PA 19131 +1 215 581 3181
Please Touch Museum is the country's first museum designed for children ages seven and younger. Please Touch is home to nine interactive exhibits including Barnyard Babies, Move It! and The Supermarket. Families can also take part in special gallery activities and catch a Please Touch Playhouse theater production.
3955 Conshohocken Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131 +1 215 473 3000
Sharon Baptist Church is a historic and beautiful church located in the city of Philadelphia. This family oriented church, spreads the word of Jesus Christ and a lot of workshops are held here for spiritual growth. Worship services are held here every Sunday morning and Tuesday evening. The church is quite a beautiful piece of architecture in itself and is a place to visit for some tranquility.
Wissahickon Valley Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 599 0776
This is the only historic covered bridge within the Philadelphia City limits and it's only open to pedestrian traffic. Thomas Mill is a photogenic red bridge with a distinctive sawtooth design at the roof line of the portal. An equestrian trail meanders by on the south but on the north, the trail is too steep and rocky for horses. The site is often photographed from the equestrian trail.
801 South 48th Street Baltimore Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19143 +1 215 724 1702
Calvary United Methodist Church is a saving grace for all those who have lost their way-in life. It rents out part of its land to plenty of churches and community groups, one of those being the West Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship. It has also given a helping hand in the Prometheus Radio Project for its completion. Calvary Center for Culture and Community is affiliated to Calvary United Methodist Church. It is a non-profit organization and does a lot for the community by displaying a large amount of plays and cultural shows and performances. By getting involved in a couple of these events also, gives you a satisfying feeling deep down in your heart.
1801 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 +1 215 636 1666
During the day this park is alive with skateboarders, sunbathers and dog walkers; at night couples stroll on romantic walks. The natural sanctuary of lovely trees and green grass is surrounded by one of the city's most upscale eating, shopping and residential districts. Renamed Rittenhouse Square in 1825 for esteemed clockmaker and astronomer David Rittenhouse, this spot is the ideal place to take refuge from modern distractions. A few steps down the path at any of the six gates, and the noise and traffic of the city seem to disappear.
1805 Pine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 +1 215 735 8196
The uniform General George Meade wore while commanding the Union army at the battle of Gettysburg is displayed at the Civil War & Underground Railroad Museum of Philadelphia. Other artifacts on display cover the issues of the black soldier, military tactics and the role of women during the War Between the States. Educational programs involving discussion and lecture are open to the public. The gift shop offers a wide array of merchandise for both the casual visitor and the history buff.
1906 South Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia, PA 19103 +1 215 735 3456
One of the members of the American Ethical Union, the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia has since 1885 professed an ethical and progressive outlook towards life and the way we relate with each other as human beings. Carrying on the founding principles as idealized by Felix Adler in 1876, when he set into motion the Ethical Culture Movement, this society believes in offering a space where people can grow together by building lasting relationships that help them grow, and by helping them to strengthen existing relationships. The society also offers classes for children, in order to introduce them to this different way of living. The society also rents out its premises for various cultural events. See the website or call to know more.
3601 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19148 +1 215 336 3600
Wells Fargo Center (formerly known as Wachovia Center) has hosted some of the city's biggest events. From NHL to NBA championships with the Flyers and Sixers, to Dorothy Hamill's first appearance with the Ice Capades and Elvis Presley's last live performance, the building has hosted a very eclectic mix of events.
1904 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 +1 215 567 1267
Located close to Rittenhouse Square, Church of the Holy Trinity was built in the late 1800s. Known for its intricate architecture and stained glasses, this church is also visited by a lot of tourists. Besides the church also houses a holiday house, that mainly accommodates women and children during summers, especially from not so affluent neighborhoods of Philadelphia.
This is one of Philadelphia's most popular, unusual and entertaining
tours. Join costumed tour guides for a leisurely stroll through Society Hill in the historic heart of the city at Independence Park and on the edge of the nationally ...
The society's collection is highlighted by the continuing exhibit, "Finding
Philadelphia's Past." Over 500 antiques and personal items chronicle the city's history through 1900, including the wampum belt of Pennsylvania founder William Penn and George Washington's desk. Videos delving ...
The Library Company of Philadelphia, founded by Benjamin Franklin in
1731, was the first circulating library in America. Today, it is an independent research library with more than a half a million books, graphics and other rare printed items ...