History & Heritage in Philadelphia & The Countryside PA

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  • 1837 University Cir., P.O. Box 200 Cheyney, PA 19319
    610-399-2275
    Founded in 1837 as the Institute for Colored Youth, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is the oldest of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America. The founding of Cheyney...
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  • Second & Market streets Philadelphia, PA 19106
    215-922-1695
    Christ Church, founded in 1695, is known as The Nation's Church because of the famous Revolutionary-era leaders who worshiped here, including Ben Franklin and George Washington. The church is...
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  • 1801 W. Diamond St. Philadelphia, PA 19121
    215-236-6773
    Here in 1974, the first eleven women Episcopal priests were ordained. This noted Gothic Revival church, built 1887-97, served a growing African American community after 1930. Host to major Black...
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  • 1805 Pine St. Philadelphia, PA 19103-6601
    215-735-8196
    America's oldest chartered Civil War institution in the country, the museum offers three floors of exhibits. Museum is filled with treasures donated by Civil War veterans, holding one of the most...
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  • North 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103
    215-636-1666
  • 6401 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19144-1925
    215-848-1777
    Take a guided tour and witness a piece of Pennsylvania history at this site of the Battle of Germantown, a National Historic Landmark. Cliveden is a historic house museum on six acres of...
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  • South 15th and Market Streets Philadelphia, PA 19107
    This 1976 sculpture is a steel clothespin rising 54 feet above Centre Square Plaza. It is the work of the Swedish artist Claes Oldenburg.
  • Ridley Creek State Park Media, PA 19063
    610-566-1725
    Witness skirmishes between Union and Confederate troops or simply browse the wares of traveling merchants.
  • Sixth & Chestnut streets Philadelphia, PA 19106
    215-965-2305
    Constructed in 1787 - 1789 as the Philadelphia County Courthouse, and used by U.S. Congress from 1790 - 1800.
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  • South Independence Mall East Philadelphia, PA 19106-2460
    215-525-1776
    The Constitutional Walking Tour takes you on a walking journey of America's most historic square mile. The Constitutional offers year 'round, free, self-guided tours of more than 30 sites....
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