Did you know that Philadelphia is home to the nation's oldest outdoor market? Or that Philadelphia is home to one of the "Big Five" orchestras in America?
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Philadelphia plays a central role in the story of America. The City of Brotherly Love is swamped in lore, facts, and political intrigue. The story of Philadelphia predates our Founding Fathers, and it is one of the most iconic of our collective narrative. In 1681, William Penn was granted a charter by King Charles II and founded a colony bearing his name, Pennsylvania, meaning "Penn's Woods".
With its reputation of a spirit of tolerance and maintaining good relationships with the Native Americans who inhabited the area, Philadelphia soon surpassed Boston as the largest city in the British Colonies.
The colonial era saw many changes. Philadelphia, with its central location, became the favored meeting spot of America's revolutionaries. The Founding Fathers met in Philadelphia, hosting the first Continental Congress before the Revolutionary War and signing the Declaration of Independence at the Second Continental Congress, and the Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention.
Settled by Quakers, Philadelphia was an early stronghold of the abolitionist movement. The first African American congregation in the nation was founded here in 1816. Following the Civil War, the city grew as freed slaves left the South for the prosperity of the industrial North.
Philadelphia continued to prosper all the way through to the 1950s, even playing host to the nation's first successful worker's strike. Following the loss of middle-class union jobs, the city began to decline, but revitalization and restoration efforts have put Philadelphia on the upswing once more.
Once the rallying point for patriots and founders, the Philadelphia of today is known for its love of sports (home of the Philadelphia Eagles), photo ops at its famous LOVE sculpture, and its much-revered Philly cheesesteaks. The City of Brotherly Love is a must-see for history buffs, with its iconic Liberty Bell and plethora of historic sites. Pop culture enthusiasts- you might remember the appearance of Philadelphia's Independence Hall in "National Treasure" and the steps of the Museum of Art in "Rocky".
"I love Philadelphia. I was shocked at what a great city this is. For me, it is the cat's pajamas. I love everything about it."
- George Dzundza
Philadelphia is a thriving community- one with a history in industry, art, and performance venues, such as the Fillmore Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love has been haild by some of this nations most famous minds, from writers to celebrities, and professional athletes, for generations. Currently, the legacy of Philadelphia continues to be immortalized through its citizens and visitors.
With its historical and cultural attractions, Philadelphia has something to offer every kind of traveler. Here are some of the spots locals and visitors alike say should be on everyone's bucket list:
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