Historic Philadelphia for the first-time visitor



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If you've never been to Philadelphia before, be prepared to learn a great deal about the colonial era in the city of brotherly love. You'll be staying right in the midst of the tourist district at the Omni Hotel, and most of your tours and meals will be within walking distance. A pass for the Phlash bus will take you anywhere you can't get by foot. You'll also dine at some of Philadelphia's finest restaurants and sample its active nightlife.

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Day 1 - Philadelphia


Begin your stay in Philadelphia with a carriage ride that'll give you a brief overview of Philadelphia's colonial history. Then visit some of the country's most important historical sites, all within a few blocks of your hotel. When you need a break, try Philadelphia Fish and Company for a seafood lunch. For dinner, be prepared for an eating experience at Buddakan, one of Stephen Starr's finest restaurants. Finally, check out a performance at the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia's state-of-the-art concert hall.


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Omni Hotel at Independence Park

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Location:

401 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: +1 215 925 0000
fax: +1 215 931 1263
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76 Carriage Company

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Philadelphia Trolley Works
1119 N Bodine St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Contact:

tel: 215 925 8687
fax: 215 923 8517
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Independence National Historical Park

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Location:

145 S 3rd St
One North Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 965 2305
fax: 215 597 1548
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Independence Hall

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Location:

500 Chestnut Street
(between 5th & 6th Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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tel: 215 965 7676 / 800 537 7676
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Constitution Center

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Location:

525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

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tel: 215-409-6600
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Philadelphia Fish & Co.

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Location:

207 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 1 215 625-8605
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Liberty Museum

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Location:

321 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 925 2800
fax: 215 925 3800
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Liberty Bell

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Location:

500 Market Street
(corner Fifth and Sixth streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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tel: 215/965-2305
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All Wars Memorial To Colored Soldiers and Sailors

Location:

20th St & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
(Across from Franklin Institute)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: +1 215 686 4596
fax: +1 215 686 4520
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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Location:

Washington Square
(Bounded by Sixth, Seventh, Walnut and South Seventh streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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tel: +1 215 965 2305
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Buddakan

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Location:

325 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 1 215 574 9440
fax: 1 215 574 8994
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Kimmel Center

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260 South Broad Street
Suite 901
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Contact:

tel: 215 893 1999
fax: 215 790 5801
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Day 2 - Philadelphia


This second day in Philadelphia is for visiting all those sites in Old City/Society Hill that you just couldn't get to yesterday. When you get hungry, walk a few blocks south to Geno's for an authentic Philly cheesesteak (be prepared to wait in line and order quickly!). Once you've finished your travels for the day, head over to another popular Stephen Starr restaurant, Continental, where you'll be served delicious food and drink even more delicious cocktails. Finally, end the night with a Lights of Liberty tour, where you'll experience a high-tech history of the Revolutionary War and Philadelphia's role in it.


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PHLASH

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Location:

Independence Mall
(5th & Market Sts)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: 215 580 7800
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First Bank of the United States

Location:

116 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 597 8974
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Geno's Steaks

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Location:

1219 S 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Contact:

tel: 1 215 389 0659
fax: 1 215 389 4166
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Edgar Allan Poe House

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Location:

532 North 7th St
Near Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Contact:

tel: 215 597 8780
fax: +1 215 597 1901
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Betsy Ross House

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Location:

239 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 686 1252
fax: +1 215 686 1256
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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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Location:

6th Street, between Arch & Market Streets
Independence Visitor Center, P.O. Box 2066
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: 215 525 1776
fax: 215 546 7297
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Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar

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Location:

138 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 923 6069
fax: 215 923 8818
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Lights of Liberty

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Location:

6th and Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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tel: 1-877-GO-2-1776
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Day 3 - Philadelphia


Day three will take you in a different direction, over to the Museum district. Stop off first at the Reading Terminal Market, where you can either eat or grab some food for later (or both). Be sure to try an Amish pastry while you're here! The Franklin Institute, the Academy of Natural Sciences, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are all within walking distance of each other. If you get hungry in-between museums, grab a bench on the Ben Franklin Parkway or in Logan Circle and eat that snack you picked up earlier. Once you have finished your museum tours, head back to Old City for dinner and dancing at Cuba Libre, one of the 2nd Streets hot spots. For a change of scenery after you eat, check out the Plough and the Stars, a more laid-back but just as popular hot spot, also on 2nd Street.


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Reading Terminal Market

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Location:

12th & Arch Sts
12th and Arch sts
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contact:

tel: 1 215 922 2317
fax: 1 215 922 2040
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Franklin Institute Science Museum (The)

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Location:

222 North 20th Street
(at Benjamin Franklin Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: 215 448 1200
fax: 215 448 1235
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Academy of Natural Sciences

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Location:

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
19th St. and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: 215 299 1000
fax: +1 215 299 1028
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Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Location:

26th Street
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Contact:

tel: 215 763 8100
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Cuba Libre

Location:

10 South Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 627 0666
fax: 215 627 6193
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Plough & The Stars

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Location:

123 Chestnut Street
Entrance on 2nd St. between Chestnut and Market Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 733 0300
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