Situated on a meadow in Fairmount Park, its high copper dome is visible for miles. Built in 1875, Memorial Hall was conceived ... More
Situated on a meadow in Fairmount Park, its high copper dome is visible for miles. Built in 1875, Memorial Hall was conceived as an international art gallery but became the central facility for the United States' Centennial celebration. President Ulysses S. Grant opened the Centennial proceedings in Memorial Hall's 150 foot-high 'Great Hall' on May 10, 1876. This is the only significant structure remaining from the Centennial festivities. An exhibition in the basement pays homage to the Centennial fairground, the first World's Fair ever held in America.
The 45 minute tour was one of the best I've ever been on. Our guide really knew his history and did an outstanding job -- he made history come alive. And there was no charge for the tour in February!!!
Known as the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, Independence Hall is one of the most
recognizable historical landmarks not only in Philadelphia, but in the entire nation. The hall is the highlight of the ...
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 only monument dedicated to honor the memories of unknown Revolutionary War soldiers was originally used as a Potter's Field,
where the poor and indigent were buried. Although Philadelphia is not known as a battleground, this section of Washington ...