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What to Do and See in Philadelphia – The Birthplace of the American Revolution and the Cheesesteak

Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the 6th most populated city in the United States. This historic city of over 1.4 million people is a great place to visit with a lot to see and do that will keep you entertained and fascinated. Philadelphia also called Philly or The City of Brotherly Love is one of my favorite cities to visit in North America.

Philadelphia was the birth place of the American Revolution and American Independence making Philadelphia the centre piece of early American History. It was actually one of the nations many capitals during the Revolution. It was in fact the second largest city in the British Empire after London.

As the historical centre of the American Revolution Philadelphia is naturally home to many national historical sites that are well worth taking the time to visit. The best place to start is Independence National Park where you can see where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the Liberty Bell which are the city’s most famous attractions.

If you want to get away from history for a while then I would suggest Philadelphia’s major science museum the Franklin Institute which contains the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, the Academy of Natural Sciences and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Which is an interesting way to spend an afternoon.

Philadelphia has much more to offer such as the famed Philly Cheesesteak which is one of the best snack food on the planet with the best places to get one being anywhere located on South Street. Then Philadelphia is also known as a sports town with the baseball team recently winning the World Series.