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Memorial Hall – Please Touch Museum

Please Touch Museum, Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA, United States

In 1876, the Centennial Exhibition, the first major World’s Fair held in the United States, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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Mann Music Center

39.983271, -75.222798

With great live music and beautiful views of the Philadelphia skyline, The Mann Center serves more than 180,000 patrons annually, presenting diverse musical genres including classical, pops, jazz, rhythm & blues, rock & roll, indie, and country.

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Rodin Museum

2154 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, United States

Indoor/outdoor sculpture museum with the largest collection of Auguste Rodin's work outside Paris.

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Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin PkwyPhiladelphia, PA 19130

The Barnes Foundation maintains and displays of the world's leading collections of French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.

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Shofuso Japanese House & Garden

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Shofuso in its present incarnation was built in Nagoya, Japan in 1953, using traditional materials and techniques, exhibited at MoMA as part of “The House in the Museum Garden” series, and moved to the temple gate site in Philadelphia when the exhibition closed in 1958

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Dell Music Center

The Dell Music Center, Strawberry Mansion Drive, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Philadelphia’s premier outdoor entertainment venue. This open-air amphitheater is managed by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and is the fourth largest performance venue in Philadelphia with 5,284 reserved seats and 600 lawn seats.

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Laurel Hill Mansion

Laurel Hill Mansion, Philadelphia, PA, United States

On a high bluff overlooking the Schuylkill River, the view from Laurel Hill's back porch is not to be missed. Open for tours. Please check website for details.

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Free Library of Philadelphia

1901 Vine St Philadelphia, PA 19103

The cornerstone of Philadelphia's Free Library System. Opened in 1927, the Parkway Central Library contains more than 7 million items and many special collections.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130

The Philadelphia Museum of Art sits majestically on a rise at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The vast collections of this temple of art make it the third-largest art museum in the country.

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Historic Strawberry Mansion

Historic Strawberry Mansion, Strawberry Mansion Drive, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The largest of the seven historic Fairmount Park houses, Strawberry Mansion was built in 1789 by Judge William Lewis, a well-known lawyer and abolitionist, as a summer home along the Schuylkill River. Open for tours. Please check website for details.

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