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Philadelphia

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

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, USA

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, USA

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, USA

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

This Philadelphia museum is the oldest in the United States, and home to a prestigious art school for gifted, aspiring artists eager to hone their craft.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

1704-1706 Manning Street

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

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