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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia, from the 1876 Centennial Exposition to present day. Shofuso hosts over 30,000 visitors each year from more than 20 different countries.

5070 Parkside Ave, Suite 2104
19131

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(215) 878-5097
Fax: (215) 763-7137

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Franklin Institute Science Museum

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In 1824, the Franklin Institute opened in Independence Hall to honor Benjamin Franklin and his inventiveness. In 1934, with the construction of the current building and the adjacent Fels Planetarium, it became a hands-on science museum. Today, it holds the distinction of being Pennsylvania’s most visited museum. In the museum’s rotunda, a 20-foot-tall marble statue pays homage to the institute’s eponymous scientist and Founding Father.

222 N. 20th Street
19103

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Washington Crossing Historical Park

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Washington Crossing Historic Park offers more than 500 acres of American history, natural beauty and family fun. The park preserves the site where George Washington crossed the Delaware River and turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. There is always something happening at Washington Crossing Historic Park. Please join us for one of our many special events.

1112 River Road
18977

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Liberty Bell

in Heritage, Museum, Historic, Museum, Historic, Nat'l Historic Landmark

The State House bell, now known as the Liberty Bell, rang in the tower of the Pennsylvania State House. Today, we call that building Independence Hall. Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly Isaac Norris first ordered a bell for the bell tower in 1751 from the Whitechapel Foundry in London. That bell cracked on the first test ring. Local metalworkers John Pass and John Stow melted down that bell and cast a new one right here in Philadelphia.

143 S. 3rd Street
19106

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Independence Seaport Museum

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Located on Philadelphia's Penn's Landing. Includes Admiral Dewey's 1898 flagship at the Battle of the Manila Bay, USS Olympia, and a WWII submarine. The Independence Seaport Museum is a museum dedicated to the maritime history of the Philadelphia region and other major urban ports along the Delaware River. It sits in the Penn's Landing complex along the Delaware River in Philadelphia.

211 South Christopher Columbus Blvd
19106

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Mercer Museum

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The Mercer Museum is a history museum of everyday life in America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Henry Mercer (1856-1930) gathered the collection and constructed the Museum.The collection of some 40,000 objects documents the lives and tasks of early Americans through the tools that met their needs and wants prior to the Industrial Revolution, or about 1850. Visitors can choose their own paths through the Museum.

84 South Pine Street
18901

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National Museum of American Jewish History

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Through the use of evocative objects, telling moments and state-of-the-art interactive technologies, the museum traces the stories of how Jewish immigrants became Jewish Americans and invites visitors of all backgrounds to share their own stories, too. The museum was founded during the wave of museum-building in Philadelphia surrounding the 1976 Bicentennial celebration. The collection started with only 40 objects in its first year and has since grown to include more than 20,000 artifacts.

101 S Independence Mall E
19106

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Mütter Museum

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America's finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a nineteenth-century "cabinet museum" setting. The goal of the Museum is to help visitors understand the mysteries and beauty of the human body and appreciate the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease. The goal of the Museum is to help visitors understand the mysteries and beauty of the human body.

19 S 22nd St
19103

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Rodin Museum

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As one of the most revered destinations on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Rodin Museum offers a verdant, intimate setting in which to enjoy some of the world’s most renowned masterpieces of sculpture. Learn about Auguste Rodin and his large body of work, find out how this extraordinary Museum found a home in Philadelphia, and see the collection displayed in new ways.

2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
19130

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Please Touch Museum

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Since 1976, Please Touch Museum has been the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia. Our museum was the first in the nation whose target audience was families with children seven and younger. We have grown into one of the best children’s museums in the nation, have become experts in play and have had our programs for under served families in the region nationally recognized. Our mission to enrich the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play, enabl

4231 Avenue of the Republic
19131

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