In 1789, Library Hall became the first library which opened to the public, the predecessor to the Library of Congress. The ... More
In 1789, Library Hall became the first library which opened to the public, the predecessor to the Library of Congress. The hall was refurbished during the 1950s and today holds an excess of books from the Philosophical Hall collection. Rare manuscripts of groundbreaking scientific and historic importance are on hand. The original journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and first editions of Sir Isaac Newton's Principia and Charles Darwin's Origin of Species are exhibited. The Declaration of Independence in Jefferson's own handwriting is here.
This little hollow across from City Hall is most noteworthy for Robert Indiana's 1978 "Love" sculpture. The piece has become
a popular symbol for the "City of Brotherly Love" and its image is plastered all over the city. It's ...
New Hall Military Museum has two floors of exhibits commemorating the Army, Navy and Marines in early American history. A
permanent display called "Marines in the Revolution" documents the role of leathernecks from the years 1775 1781. Also in ...
The Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City hotel is ideal for relocations, temporary housing or corporate housing. Our hotel in Center
City is just steps away from Historic City Hall and the Reading Terminal Market. The Pennsylvania Convention Center, Kimmel ...