Sightseeing in Philadelphia


Sample Philadelphia’s Food and History on a Walking Tour

Walking Food Tour of Philly

Elyse Castillo

Eat tomato pie, sticky buns, and other foods as the founder of Chew Philly Food Tours blends culinary facts with history and architecture

$35

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General Admission and Carousel Ride for Two or Four at Please Touch Museum (Up to 40% Off)

Please Touch Museum

Please Touch Museum

Kids learn by doing at a 156,000-sq.-ft. museum complete with a massive toy collection, 1908 carousel, and Playhouse Theatre

$40 $24

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90-Minute Philadelphia Harbor Cruise for Two or Four from Patriot Harbor Lines (Up to 46% Off)

Patriot Harbor Lines

Penn's Landing Waterfront

Once aboard one of Patriot Harbor Lines’s boats, customers take in the scenery around the harbor during a 90-minute cruise

$100 $55

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Food Tour for One or Two from Chew Philly Food Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Chew Philly Food Tours

Philadelphia

Groups taste cheesesteaks, tomato pie & other Philly specialties at six family-owned establishments & guides offer historical facts

$72 $36

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90-Minute Philadelphia Harbor Cruise for Two or Four from “The Ben Franklin Yacht” (Up to 55%Off)

Ben Franklin Yacht

Northern Liberties - Fishtown

Modern, three-deck yacht hosts narrated tours of Philadelphia harbor, departing on select Sundays at 1 p.m., starting April 19

$95 $45

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Museum Outing for Two or Four to National Constitution Center (Up to 50% Off)

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

100+ permanent & temporary exhibits captivate visitors with interactive presentations & displays about our nation’s history & founders

$29 $17

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Philadelphia History Museum Visit for Two or Four Adults (Up to 38% Off)

Philadelphia History Museum

Philadelphia History Museum

Opened in 1941, the museum showcases more than 100,000 artifacts, including George Washington’s writing desk and Joe Frazier’s boxing gloves

$20 $13

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Wine-and-Chocolate Tasting for Two or Four with Tour at Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars (Up to 35% Off)

Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars

Multiple Locations

Discover unique wine-and-chocolate pairings before touring a local winery

$60 $40

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  • National Museum of American Jewish History
    The National Museum of American Jewish History's core exhibition traces more than 350 years of American Jewish history, documenting their triumphs and struggles since first settling in 1654. Spread across 25,000 square feet on five floors, the exhibition's historical objects and lifelike environments cover subjects such as the late 19th-century Jewish immigration and the involvement of American Jews in the Civil Rights Movement. As the exhibition moves into the present day, visitors can share their own stories and opinions in two of the museum's interactive stations: It's Your Story and the Contemporary Issues Forum. After sharing their own journeys, guests can explore the Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame, where multimedia displays and original artifacts highlight the lives of prominent Jewish Americans, including Irving Berlin and Est?e Lauder. Cups of Old City Coffee, baked goods from LeBus, and vegetarian and dairy cuisine from Di Bruno Bros. reenergize museum-goers at the Pomegranates Caf?; kosher fare is also available. Additional museum programming includes educational opportunities for adults and kids, as well as live events such as lectures, discussions, and concerts.
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    101 S Independence Mall E
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • National Liberty Museum
    It's more than a collection of exhibits, galleries, and glass works?though it's all of those things, too. Above and beyond housing art, the National Liberty Museum aims to serve as a mirror to the unique kaleidoscope that is the United States. Visitors to the museum explore eight galleries, each organized to highlight a particular aspect of what it means to be American. Liberty Hall, for instance, houses a selection of White House fine china alongside medals awarded to members of the armed services, while Heroes Hall showcases glass sculptor Dale Chihuly's massive Flame of Liberty installation in celebration of brave individuals. Regardless of how visitors tackle the museum?although they should never tackle it literally, due to the high volume of glass?they'll likely find themselves intrigued by the thought-provoking collection. When Irvin J. Borowsky founded the museum in 1995, he did so with just this intent, seeking to inspire others to pursue more peaceful lives. But Borowsky may never have envisioned the scale it would one day reach: 78 exhibits, 179 works of contemporary art, and thousands of stories vividly told.
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    321 Chestnut St
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • African American Museum in Philadelphia
    Since its founding in 1976, the African American Museum in Philadelphia has worked to preserve and honor African Americans' heritage through exhibitions, collections, and cultural programs. Four galleries contain exhibits delving into themes including the African diaspora, African American life in Philadelphia, and contemporary African American narratives. The core exhibition, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776–1876, showcases a timeline detailing how African Americans lived in that era, and brings key historical figures to life through 10 life-size video projections. Visitors can interact with each of the projections, listening to their stories and requesting further topics of discussion, such as the Internet's role in their lives. Another gallery focuses on African American life post-emancipation leading up to the modern day. In addition to engaging exhibitions, the museum also boasts an extensive collection of historical artifacts, including Negro league baseball memorabilia, records, musical instruments, photographs, and the time machine that was used to retrieve each item.
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    701 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • Elfreths Alley Museum
    Visitors to Elfreth's Alley Museum walk the same floors that two dressmakers once did in the 1790s. Today, the museum space?s restored rooms fill two of Elfreth's Alley's 32 historic homes; many of the others are still occupied by families. Staffers relate these houses' history from their construction in 1755 to the roles they?ve since played in a locale known for its connection to the arts and industry. During regular tours, guides share insight into why alleys and side streets were built, how middle-class people lived and worked in the 18th century, and why alleys were never known as roadlets. Visitors can take in exhibits including Fashioning Philadelphia, which recounts the lives of the area?s dressmakers, shoemakers, and tailors through the centuries, and The Irish and Elfreth's Alley in 1900, which tells the story of immigrant family life during the 19th and 20th centuries.
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    126 Elfreths Aly
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • Fright Factory
    Philadelphia is no longer safe. That?s because Fright Factory, a house of charnel horrors featured as one of America?s scariest Halloween attractions on the Travel Channel, is reopening the portal to its haunted attractions from September 19 to November 1. The sinister site traps unsuspecting guests within its walls, terrifying them through several haunted settings and a physical manifestation of fear itself.
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    2200 S Swanson St.
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • Woodmere Art Museum
    The curator at Woodmere Art Museum hangs gallery walls with pieces from the museum's collection of works of Philadelphia art. Museum founder Charles Knox Smith narrates local stories to accompany the pieces in his collection of artwork from the 19th and 20th centuries, which includes Sarah Fisher Ame's bust of Abraham Lincoln. Future exhibitions such as Force of Nature will give patrons a glimpse of Elaine Kurtz's abstracted perceptions of natural forces and austere, minimalist portrayals of Mother Nature's perfectly sorted recycling bin. Woodmere's nine galleries and salons provide ample space for the Special Exhibitions, which rotate throughout the year.
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    9201 Germantown Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA US
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