History & Heritage in Philadelphia & The Countryside PA

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  • 8709 Germantown Ave Philadelphia, PA 19118-2716
    Situated along Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill is an official historic district, and home to more than 100 architecturally significant residences, parks and gardens, the Woodmere...
  • 1837 University Cir., P.O. Box 200 Cheyney, PA 19319
    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...
  • 611 Meetinghouse Road Boothwyn, PA 19061
    This Quaker Meeting House was built in 1688 of logs, then after a fire in 1769, it was built of stone.  A true Historical Meeting House in pristine condition with no modern conveniences (plumbing,...
  • Second & Market streets Philadelphia, PA 19106
    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...
  • 1801 W. Diamond St. Philadelphia, PA 19121
    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...
  • North 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • 6401 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19144-1925
    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...
  • 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
    Witness skirmishes between Union and Confederate troops or simply browse the wares of traveling merchants.
  • Sixth & Chestnut streets Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Constructed in 1787 - 1789 as the Philadelphia County Courthouse, and used by U.S. Congress from 1790 - 1800.
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