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Adventure Aquarium

Adventure Aquarium

1 Riverside Dr
Camden, NJ 08103   Directions

(856) 365-3300


Travel across state lines for a journey under the sea. Adventure Aquarium features 8,000 aquatic animals from all over the world living in their semi-aquatic, freshwater and marine habitats. Explore the exhibits and attractions and see the beauty of the ocean, including a large coral reef tank, as well as some of the most gorgeous, exotic, endangered and dangerous creatures found in the water.

Benjamin Franklin National Memorial

Benjamin Franklin National Memorial

222 N 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103   Directions

(215) 448-1200


Take a photo with one of the country’s founding fathers! No trip to Philadelphia is complete without seeing the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, located in the Franklin Institute’s rotunda. This Pennsylvanian landmark and attraction honors Benjamin Franklin, Philadelphia’s most famous citizen, with a colossal 20-foot-tall statue made of white marble.

Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross House

239 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106   Directions

(215) 629-5801


Swing by one of the most visited tourist attractions: the Betsy Ross House. The carefully preserved and restored Georgian-style house was supposedly the home to Betsy Ross, sewer of the first American flag, and her first husband, John Ross, during the American Revolution. See history come to life as actors share stories and reenact scenes from this significant event.

Edgar Allan Poe House

Edgar Allan Poe House

532 N 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123   Directions

(215) 597-8780


Experience thrills and chills as you explore the attractions at the Edgar Allan Poe House, former home of the famous Gothic poet. His literary works continue to captivate readers to this day, so take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the man’s personal history and see what influenced his writings. Educated tour guides share their knowledge, as well as some of Poe’s famous stories and poems.

Fort Mifflin

Fort Mifflin

1 Fort Mifflin Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19153   Directions

(215) 685-4167


Visit Fort Mifflin and see one of the most unique historical sites in the US. Commissioned in 1771, this fort and its surrounding area played vital roles during the American Revolution and the Civil War. When Fort Mifflin was decommissioned in 1952, its 14 authentically restored buildings were opened to the public so they could see "The Fort that Saved America."

Independence Hall

Independence Hall

520 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106   Directions

(215) 965-2305


Visit Independence Hall, the centerpiece of Independence National Historical Park, and the reason why Philadelphia is regarded as the Birthplace of America. In this building, the Declaration of Independence and the United State Constitution were debated, drafted and adopted. Tour the facility's exhibits and attractions and celebrate the legacy of the American dream.

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

8601 Lindbergh Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19153   Directions

(215) 365-3118


Get the family to explore the beauty of nature when you go to the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum. Bond at one of the many family-friendly festivals hosted throughout the year or just spend some quality time walking along the trails, canoeing in the lagoon or trying to spot the natural wildlife.

Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell

526 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19195   Directions

(215) 965-2305


Located in front of Independence Hall on Market Street, the Liberty Bell remains one of America’s greatest icons. Symbolic of freedom, the famous cracked bell is on public display in an enclosed glass case. Learn how this simple bell grew into a patriotic icon through a series of exhibits, attractions and video presentations in the Liberty Bell Center.

Mütter Museum

Mütter Museum

19 S 22nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19103   Directions

(215) 560-8564


Learn about the history of medicine at the Mütter Museum. This unique museum showcases a collection of attractions like medical oddities and artifacts, wax models, antique equipment and anatomical and pathological specimens. See the 200-year-old history of modern American medicine traced out before your very eyes, as well as current breakthroughs in the field.

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106   Directions

(215) 409-6600


As you walk through Independence Mall, be sure to pop into the National Constitution Center to learn more about the birth of America. As the Birthplace of America, it is fitting that the nation’s first and only nonpartisan institution devoted to the Constitution is located in Philadelphia. The whole family can enjoy the time spent touring the attractions, multimedia exhibitions and watching live performances.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130   Directions

(215) 763-8100


Take in the marvelous works at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, one of the largest art museums in the country. Known as the Parthenon on the Parkway, this enormous museum features a quasi-Greek Revival design. Within its 200 galleries you can find over 225,000 objects showcasing the creative evolution of the Western world from the first century onwards.

Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo

3400 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104   Directions

(215) 243-5254


Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! You’re not in the Land of Oz, you’re entering the World of the Philadelphia Zoo. The first zoo in the United States, the Philadelphia Zoo remains one of the premier zoos in the world especially for endangered animals. See everything from big cats and primates to exotic birds and reptiles throughout the exhibits and attractions here.

Please Touch Museum

Please Touch Museum

4231 Ave of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131   Directions

(215) 581-3181


Tired of all the "no touching" signs at traditional museums? The Please Touch Museum is built around the opposite philosophy: it encourages children to touch, play and explore in its six interactive exhibit zones. Let them unleash their imaginations as they learn about the world through the attractions in this creative environment. Perfect for children age seven and under!

SMITH The Kids’ Play Place in the Park

SMITH The Kids’ Play Place in the Park

3500 Reservoir Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19121   Directions

(215) 765-4325


Children and children at heart will delight in SMITH The Kids’ Play Place in the Park. Located in Fairmount Park, this enormous playground attraction covers over six and a half acres, not including the 24,000-square-foot mansion that serves as a playhouse for children 10 and under. The combination of open fields and specialized toys and equipment make Smith a childhood experience to treasure.

The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute

222 N 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103   Directions

(215) 448-1200


Have fun learning about science and natural history as you explore the attractions at The Franklin Institute. One of the oldest centers of science education and development in the country, the Franklin Institute provides a variety of permanent and traveling exhibits that are sure to appeal to people of all ages and interests—from a giant walk-through heart to the interactive KidScience exhibit.

The Insectarium

The Insectarium

8046 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136   Directions

(215) 335-9500


Children who are fond of all that crawls, wiggles and flies will have a blast at The Insectarium. Filled with thousands of mounted bugs as well as live specimen, this all-bug museum is the largest of its kind in the country. Come see what all the buzz is about as you tour the interactive exhibits and attractions. Bug-a-phobes (entomophobes), should keep clear!

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