Not just the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia also happens to be one of the oldest in the entire United States. Steeped in American history, Philly was founded in the late 1600s. While the world may know the area for its passionate sports fans, cheesesteaks, the Liberty Bell, and perhaps a fictional boxer (*cue Eye of the Tiger*), there is a much more eclectic mix of cultures and diverse communities to explore. From the “streetcar” suburbs to the historic Rittenhouse Square, the many facets of this “City of Neighborhoods” can be overwhelming, but just look to the city’s namesake, William Penn. His statue prominently perched atop the ‘almost’ center of the city, City Hall - once the tallest habitable building in the world.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Horace Jayne House

This building which drew inspiration from the battlefield is the missing link from Thomas Jefferson's Monticello to Frank Lloyd Wright's organic architecture.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Carpenters’ Hall

This assembly hall has played host to a slew of visitors from rebellious revolutionaries to notorious bank robbers.

Philadelphia, Pennslyvania, United States

Hahnemann University Hospital

The hospital was named after Samuel Hahnemann, physician and founder of homeopathy, which provided a significant shift in early 19th century medicine and how physicians approached treating disease.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Mount Pleasant

Situated on the banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Mount Pleasant mansion hosted many leading figures of the American Revolution.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Suburban Station

Opened in 1930, Suburban Station is an underground station built to replace the above ground Broad Street Station.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art were designed by prominent African American architect Julian T. Abele in 1914.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Bachelors Barge Club

This boathouse is one of a group on historic Boathouse Row in Philadelphia - home to the oldest operating boathouse in the United States.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Rittenhouse Square

Historic neighborhood in Philadelphia with one of five parks planned by William Penn.

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