Thursday, July 28, 2016

"Cool places for convention attendees and guests of the City of Philadelphia to go".

Philadelphia Museums
are air-conditioned


Philadelphia Museum of Art



Rodin Museum
(a personal favorite)
2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway


2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway


20th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
(pictured the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial)


701 Arch Street



1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

118-128 North Broad Street
The building is a Frank Furness design.


Second Bank of the United States
Free
Chestnut St between 4th and 5th
The museum contains portraits of prominent people
in Revolutionary Times.
George Washington's death mask can be found here.
The building itself is also a treasure.
It is a William Strickland design.
Travel around to the back of the building
 and see what I believe to be part of the original cobblestone street




Athenaeum
Library and Museum
Free
219 S. 6th Street
Across from Washington Square
current exhibition
Views of Independence
(I have not seen this exhibit but these are a few things I saw when I was there)

 Plus it is just a beautiful building inside.
The Constitution Center
 525 Arch Street
across Independence Mall from Independence Hall



There are just too many more to mention like The Library Company of Philadelphia, I want to get there myself. The new American Revolutionary Museum opens in 2017, I want to get down there to see that. The Heritage Center at the Union League of Philadelphia, has an amazing collection on Lincoln. The National Museum of American Jewish History has a prime spot just next to Independence Hall. The U.S. Mint is also down there. All the museums have that little something special, stop into any one of them, you will not be disappointed. You don't have the time? Well you are going to have to come back.




Philadelphia has so much to offer.
The Mummers
The Mutter
Cheesesteaks
Soft Pretzels
Tastykakes
Reading Terminal
Kimmel Center
Theater
Chinatown
Franklin Square

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