Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania, USA, brings to a traveler a host of interesting subjects to explore. Equally a center for commerce, education, and culture, this city is always bubbling with something new to offer. You can breathe liberty and happiness in the air of Philadelphia and discover life in every little detail you notice in the city and the countryside of this place with beautiful character. The Philadelphia tourist attractions vary from art and architecture to downtown throb to most importantly, lot of historic spots.
Philadelphia exactly where the Declaration of Independence was endorsed in the year 1776 by Thomas Jefferson and the Constitution of the United States was brought about in writing in the year 1787, Independence Hall stands as one of the most visited Philadelphia tourist attractions. Made of red brick in typical Georgian style of architecture with a clock tower, the building oozes history in every single block. Assembly Room, the most significant of all chambers here, is where George Washington was pronounced as the commander in chief of the Continental Army. You can find a huge statue of George Washington just outside the Independence Hall and plaques commemorating political greats like Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. In the 2nd Street, Elfreth’s Alley brings to the fore a picture of the 1700s – this oldest residential street of USA occupied through a long stretch, depicts the feel of what the city of Colonial Philadelphia once looked like. Narrow, cobbled streets are encompassed by simple brick homes that were once built for Philadelphia’s artisans and their families. You can also find the Elfreth’s Alley Museum, along the Elfreth’s Alley and check out the two refurbished homes, one of which once served as the residence of a chair maker, while the other was that of a dressmaker.
Liberty Bell – Located on the Chestnut Street, the Liberty Bell stands with pride in between 5th and 6th Streets of Philadelphia. Standing face to face with the famous Independence Hall, this bell is considered to be one of the most striking Philadelphia tourist attractions. Known for its historic significance, as it was tolled to call the locals during the event of Declaration on the outer skirts of the State House (now Independence Hall), the Liberty Bell is also referred to as the State House Bell until 1830 when it got its present name. Originally placed inside the Independence Hall before it was transferred to its present location of the glass pavilion, on the occasion of the1976 Bicentennial, the Liberty Bell draws a huge following of tourists. The Philadelphia Zoo situated near Fairmont Park, was established during nation’s first centenary celebration of independence. Home to more than 2,000 animals and various other attractions, the zoo has first-rate facilities to let visitors come really close the animals. Some of the prominent points of interest at Philadelphia Zoo are the Amphibian and Reptile House, Primate Reserve, Bird House, African Plains, Carnivore Kingdom, and the wonderful Children’s Zoo. Bring your trip to the Philadelphia Zoo complete with the Zoo balloon ride to a high 120 meters / 400 feet and enjoy the excellent views of the zoo and the entire Fairmount Park.