Philadelphia, the 5th largest city in the U.S., is home to over 1.5 million people, and considered to be the birthplace of the United States. It is in this great city that the Declaration of Independence was first read publicly, an event marked by the sounding of the Liberty Bell. It was in Philadelphia that the constitution was debated and drawn up by our founding fathers. If you are planning on visiting the City of Brotherly Love, here are a few points of interest you might want to take in.
- The Liberty Bell: Considered by many to be the symbol of liberty, the Liberty Bell can be seen today in the Liberty Bell Center.
- Independence Hall: Birthplace of the constitution, this hall has seen some of America’s most important historical moments.
- Philadelphia Museum of Art: This massive building houses the finest works of art from the likes of Rogier van der Weyden, Van Gogh, Renoir and Monet, but let’s face it, we all go to get our picture taken with the Statue of Rocky. Kidding aside, this incredible museum is one of the largest in the country and home to over 200 themed galleries, 230,000 works of art, sculptures and objects.
- Eastern State Penitentiary: Curious about the darker side of Philadelphia? The Eastern State Penitentiary was home to some of the most notorious criminals in American history, like Al “Scarface” Capone and Willie Sutton. Get a glimpse into the past by seeing Capone’s cell as it would have been furnished during his time in the prison, and take an audio tour that brings this old prison back to life.
- Independence National Historical Park: Walk the streets our founding fathers walked and experience the most historic square mile in the United States. The preserved Heritage buildings in this park are sure to send you back in time.
- The National Constitution Center: While enjoying this historical center take in the amazing story of the prohibition era and learn even more about Al Capone, one of the most infamous bootleggers.
- Tour: Philadelphia itself is an attraction, with amazing historical architecture and incredible sights to uncover. Take a tour bus or explore it by bike.
- Please Touch Me Museum: If you have kids, this should be on the top of your list of things to do. Their hands-on activities are guaranteed to engage and amaze the whole family.
At Window Nation, we are proud of our city and our heritage. Like Philadelphia, we have a grand history and many works of art for you to experience. Stop by our window showroom, just outside of Philadelphia and find a work of art for your home. We’re at 2495 Boulevard of the Generals, in Norristown, PA.