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5 Places to Visit in Historic Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love offers tons to see and do and get this, it’s FREE. That’s right you heard it right it’s FREE.

Start your day by visiting Independence Visitor Center.  The center has loads of City Tour information. Walk through the Creation of a Nation exhibitions and The Roots of the Underground Railroad exhibition for some great historical facts.  Make sure to stop by the Fun Zone to dress up in Colonia Era clothing and pose for a picture. Before exiting the building make sure to get your free ticket to Independence Hall as tickets are required for admission. Arrive early as tickets are often gone by 1pm during the busy season

Liberty Bell

Next stop is The Liberty Bell, Located directly across the street from the Independence Visitor Center.  Be prepared to go through a security screening at the main entrance. The Liberty Bell is known as the worlds most famous symbol of freedom. As you make your way to the Liberty Bell, you will learn some interesting facts and the myths surrounding the bell.

Directly across the street from The Liberty Bell is Independence Hall. Check your tickets to see what time your scheduled tour begins. Make sure to arrive one hour prior to your guided tour as you will have to go through security screening. National Park rangers will guide you on your tour. Have your cameras handy as you will see the original chair where George Washington sat in and the original inkstand used to sign the Declaration of Independence. You’ll make your way over to the display of the original draft of the Constitution.

By this time the kids are ready to burn off some energy so stroll on over to Signers’ Garden. Located across from Independence Hall, children can learn military drills along with some marching and musket skills.

Reading Market

Grab a bit to eat at the oldest market in America, Reading Terminal Market. The market is filled with restaurants, bakeries, fresh produce, and so much more. Head over to Kamal’s Middle Eastern Specialty for a variety of Middle Eastern halal food as well as some amazing smoothies. If Indian-Pakistani food is more your taste then make your way to Nanee’s Kitchen. They sell gluten-free, vegan, and Halal meat dishes. Be sure to pick up some cookies at the Famous 4th Street Cookie Company.

Don’t miss your prayers, head over to the United Muslim Masjid located at 810 South 15th Street.

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33 Comments

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    Ravi
    May 15, 2017 at 11:46 AM

    Have never been to the east coast when on business. I’ll need bookmark these attractions when i get a chance to visit Philadelphia. Thanks for sharing.

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      muslim_travel_rocks
      May 15, 2017 at 12:16 PM

      Philly is a great city filled with tons of places to visit and the best part is that the ones listed are all free activities.

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    Tania Potter - Soul Sense Coaching
    May 15, 2017 at 3:24 PM

    There are some really nice things to do and the market sounds wonderful. There is nothing like fresh market food after some sightseeing!

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      muslim_travel_rocks
      May 15, 2017 at 3:50 PM

      The Reading Market Terminal offers so many choices to choose from. Making up your mind will be the difficult task.

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    Ana De- Jesus
    May 15, 2017 at 6:48 PM

    The Reading Terminal market sounds like it has a wide variety of cuisines available for the hungry visitor. I do like the sound of Nanee’s kitchen x

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      muslim_travel_rocks
      May 15, 2017 at 7:13 PM

      Absolutely, tons of selections on food and desert!!!

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    five little doves
    May 15, 2017 at 8:50 PM

    So many great things to see and do! I have never been to Philadelphia, it’s a long way from the UK but I would love to visit one day!

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      muslim_travel_rocks
      May 15, 2017 at 10:18 PM

      If you are ever in the USA you should visit Philadelphia and Washington DC. So much history and budget friendly activities availabe.

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    kathryn Maher
    May 15, 2017 at 9:02 PM

    I have never been to Philadelphia but would love to visit. I like the sound of the Reading Terminal market and its seems to be enormous. Signers garden sounds great too.

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      muslim_travel_rocks
      May 15, 2017 at 10:22 PM

      You’ll enjoy Reading Terminal Market and if you enjoy dessert, it’s home to the Famous 4th Street Cookies Company. yum yum yum!

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    Diane Hoffmaster
    May 15, 2017 at 9:04 PM

    I am sad to say that with the amount of traveling I have done, I have never been to Philadelphia. Really hoping to make it there soon, though. Looks like an amazing experience!

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      muslim_travel_rocks
      May 15, 2017 at 10:23 PM

      It’s such a nice City filled with tons of activies for all ages. Hope you get to experience it soon.

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    Prateek Goel
    May 16, 2017 at 4:50 AM

    Never been to Philadelphia, but your photos are really catching. That Liberty bell is looking so cool. I wish to visit it soon.

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      muslim_travel_rocks
      May 16, 2017 at 11:10 AM

      Seeing the Liberty Bell in person is serial. Especially for children that have been studying the history of the bell. Definitely add it to your list of places to visit.

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    Elena
    May 16, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    I have never been to Philadelphia, but that does not mean that I will not go. I am saving this list for when I need it.

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      muslim_travel_rocks
      May 16, 2017 at 11:07 AM

      You won’t be sorry, Philadelphia is a great City filled with Museums, Broads Wall Shows, Symphony, and a ton of history. Let’s not even mention the numerous restaurants that cater to every taste bud.

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    Elizabeth O.
    May 16, 2017 at 12:12 PM

    I think these are awesome! I haven’t gone to Philly in a while and it would be nice to come back with the kids and tour these places! I’m sure they’re going to have loads of fun.

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      muslim_travel_rocks
      May 16, 2017 at 12:23 PM

      Do check out the Please Touch Museum for Children while in Philly, it’s a must stop on every parents itinerary.

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    lex
    May 16, 2017 at 4:32 PM

    amazing places to visit while in PHILI, cool to see images of such wonder and historic definition. one word to describe this for me right now is AWESOME.

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    Kristen
    May 17, 2017 at 12:27 PM

    I have never been to Philadelphia but this would be a perfect place to visit with my kids!! So much history!

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    Rahul Khurana
    May 17, 2017 at 1:19 PM

    The independence hall looks really beautiful. Also, good to know about the Indian food available there and totally an Indian name for a restaurant ‘Nanee’s Kitchen’. 🙂

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      muslim_travel_rocks
      May 18, 2017 at 11:30 AM

      Reading Terminal Market has a couple of Indian food restaurants. Oh and the food taste great.

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    Eloise
    May 17, 2017 at 6:48 PM

    I’ve never been there but I would love to check it out soon : ) I’ve recently became interested in history (more so than ever!) Guess I’ll have to add this to my bucket list!

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    krivenien
    May 17, 2017 at 10:10 PM

    these places are super cool and when i go to there i will visit and take pictures for it, thank you for sharing!

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      muslim_travel_rocks
      May 18, 2017 at 11:22 AM

      You are welcome, if you need any more suggestions just let me know.

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    Dana Vento
    May 17, 2017 at 10:21 PM

    My relatives are next to philadelphia. This would be a good guide.

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      muslim_travel_rocks
      May 18, 2017 at 11:22 AM

      That’s great, make a day out of it and let them be your tour guide. They’ll get a kick out of it and you’ll enjoy Philly at the same time.

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    Britta
    May 24, 2017 at 8:54 AM

    I have been to Philadelphia in 2011 and this post has brought back some lovely memories. It is such a wonderful place!

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    May 25, 2017 at 3:32 PM

    We are coming in to the USA of next year for a big travel, adding this as a must have place to visit.

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