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Philadelphia has character in every brick, old doors that beg opening and a good story beside every fireplace. Since founding in 1682, the “City of Brotherly Love” combines the best of landscape architecture, world-class music venues & fine art museums, national heritage sites, distinctive major events, 5-star hotels, luxurious shopping, fine dining and esteemed colleges in 142 square miles that challenge you to experience the essential history, culture and dynamism of a great American city.

Cultural Sites
African American Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Records, Blue Horizon Boxing Club, Charles Blockson Afro-American Collection, Freedom Theatre, Bushfire Theater of Performing Arts, Philadanco … More

Restaurants and Nighclubs
Whether enjoying Soul Food at Delilahs, barbecue at Ron’s Ribs, Seafood at the Crab Shack, Jazz at Warmdaddy’s or Caribbean cuisine at Jamaican Jerk Hut, Philly has an excellent selection of … More

History
Philadelphia is known as the city of brotherly love, but this love wasn’t shared towards the first 150 Africans who came here in 1684, when the slave ship Isabella arrived … More

Abolitionist Heritage
5,000 African American patriots fought in the Continental Army on behalf of America at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Some were free men; others served in their slave owners’ place and were promised freedom in reward … More

Philadanco
Before founding Philadanco, Joan Myers-Brown trained at the ground-breaking Sydney-Marion School For African American Dancers in the 1950s. Later she studied under the great Katherine Dunham … More

Shops and Galleries
Shoppers, are you in for treat. Philly has wide range of unique clothiers, collectibles boutiques, art galleries, and bookstores. If you’re downtown, your choices are numerous … More

Spas and Innkeeper
Philly Spas marry a unique buddy concept with traditional spa services to lead the pack of spas to consider, but there’s more, much more … More

The Sound Of Philadelphia
Just as Motown and STAX were closely associated with the sound of Detroit and Memphis in the 1960s and early 1970s, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff created The Sound Of Philadelphia More

Philadelphia Cheesesteak
Philly’s unofficial “fast meal of choice.” If you can imagine one of those magnificently decadent foot-long goodies in your hand, you may have a casual interest in what comes next … More

Historic Sites
See sites where John Coltrane, Leon Sullivan, Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, Pearl Bailey, Joe Frazier and Sigma Sound Recording Studio were raised or made history … More

Family Attractions
World renown for the excellence of Franklin Institute Science Museum and Academy of Natural Science, families also enjoy Penn’s Landing, Independence Seaport, Adventure Aquarium, Philadelphia Zoo … More

General Attractions
Philadelphia has a remarkable collection of national monuments such as Independence National Park, National Constitution Center, Liberty Bell Center, plus shopping attractions such as Old City, Gallery at Market East … More

The Arts
Philadelphia is rapidly gaining worldwide recognition for the breadth and quality of its theaters and performing art centers, beginning with acclaimed venues on Avenue of the Arts, such … More

Trivia and Famous Residents
Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program has produced over 2,500 indoor and outdoor murals. 1100 students participate in the Mural Arts Program … More

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