The Independence National Historical Park (Philadelphia) has an old bell that proclaims freedom and independence and echoes the words: We the People. This place teaches about the United States past, although it continues to struggle to meet the Declaration of the founders that all men are created equal.
Walking through the halls of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will help you to discover unknown American artists, as well as seeing many of the classics. The entrance is flanked by a pair of strange sculptures, showing a giant brush and a crashed plane. If you can sneak into the school part of the building, you can find artists hard at work.
The Carpenters' Hall (Philadelphia) was founded in 1724. The building housed the first 7-week session of the First Continental Congress, which met in the year 1774. In later years, the building served as the Customs, and was home to the country's first trade show. In later years, the Hall was visited by presidents, kings, supreme court justices, and visiting dignitaries from around the world. Open daily from 10 to 4, except Mondays.
In honor of Benjamin Franklin, a renowned scientist and inventor who lived in Philadelphia from 1723 until his death in 1790, this institute was founded in 1824. It was only opened to the public in 1934, and became the first science museum in the US. Today the institute and the museum are perfect for a dynamic, fascinating visit, with a wide range of exhibitions, conferences and debates on contemporary science. In particular, there are initiatives aimed at young people, and ongoing collaborations with schools and colleges. The museum is an interactive experience for families and students, researchers and scientists and ordinary citizens of all ages. Temporary exhibitions also explore historical themes and science fiction; we saw an exhibit of mummies and a collection dedicated to Star Wars.
A medical museum located in the Center City area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It contains a collection of medical oddities, anatomical and pathological specimens, wax models, and antique medical equipment. It contains a collection of medical oddities (a slice of Einstein’s brain). The original purpose of the collection, donated by Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter in 1858, was for biomedical research.
It is one of the most amazing places to visit, which has played a very important role in American culture for over 250 years. You will surely be impressed by all the history it contains. You will be very relaxed due to its great atmosphere.
The Please Touch Museum (Philadelphia) was recently expanded and provides play experiences in each exhibit area, paying special attention to young visitors, with areas for children throughout the museum. The Please Touch Museum inspires creative play for babies, toddlers and children of all ages. Thematic exhibitions features toys, timeless children's books, classic games, creative puzzles and unique gifts in the store.
The Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia consists of several buildings that operated for 142 years and housed the likes of Al Capone and Willie Sutton. The trees are now growing through the roofs of many buildings and the metal buildings are now rusty. This jail was once the largest building and most expensive prison in America.
The Civil War and Underground Railroad Museum of Philadelphia closed its doors in 2008. An anticipated new facility was planned to be built with an opening in 2011. This new museum has been delayed until 2014. Meanwhile , Civil War Museum will partner with the Gettysburg Foundation , the African American Museum in Philadelphia and the National Constitution Center to ensure that the pieces of the collection will be seen by the public.
The Rodin Museum in Philadelphia was a gift from movie theater magnate Jules Mastbaum (1872-1926) to the city of Philadelphia. Mastbaum began collecting works by Rodin in 1923, with the intention of founding a museum to enrich the lives of his fellow citizens. Only three years later, he had gathered the largest collection of Rodin works outside of Paris, including bronze and plaster castings, drawings, prints, cards and books.
Liberty Museum & Education Center has a large open space, making it suitable for different set-ups . No matter what the purpose of your visit, your group is sure to enjoy the time they spend in this lovely room. Some noted art is a collection of beautiful glass by renowned artist Milon Townsend.
Fireman's Hall Museum is located in a restored firehouse in the heart of Philadelphia, in the historic district of Old Town, Here, we exhibit the history and heroic moments of Philadelphia firefighters, past and present, who are celebrated through museum exhibitions, public programs and award ceremonies. Owned by the City of Philadelphia, the museum is operated by the Philadelphia Fire Department and supported by the Philadelphia Fire Department Historical Corporation.
The American Flag House / Betsy Ross House ( Philadelphia) offers sights and sounds of the 18th century in the place where you not only learn about colonial history but you feel part of it. There are interactive features and historical activities. The birthplace of the American flag, the Betsy Ross House, was restored and opened to the public in the early 20th century.
The Wood Turning Center (Philadelphia) is a non-profit international arts, museum, gallery and resource center for wood. The Center encourages artists from around the world and cultivates the art of woodturning through the acquisition of collections, conservation and promotion. Founded in 1986, the Woodturning Center has become an internationally recognized source of information and assistance to the artists of the lathe.
The Urban Archives Center strives to document the emergence of Los Angeles as a major metropolitan area, the growth and development of sprawling suburbs, the San Fernando Valley, and the Southern California story, by collecting original research sources. The acquisitions are donated by volunteer associations, community leaders and people, all of whom have made significant contributions to the cultural, social and political development of Los Angeles and its outlying communities.