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pages. If you just feel like being chatty or have a question, then
join us on our discussion board. Philadelphia is in the state's southeast
corner on the Delaware River. It is Pennsylvania's biggest city.
As the most important city in colonial
America, Philadelphia has a rich history.
It was founded by William Penn, a Quaker who named the city after
the ancient Greek word for brotherly love. Philadelphia is still known
as the 'city of brotherly love'.
Philadelphia is closely linked to America's
struggle for independence. The Declaration of Independence was signed
in the city's state house, now the Independence
Hall. Other significant events like the signing of the US Constitution
and the creation of a national flag also took place in Philadelphia.
Many buildings from this revolutionary period can be visited; most
of are them clustered in the National Historic Park. Historic sites
are what make Philadelphia so great. Independence
Hall is the country's birthplace. Here you can see where the Declaration
of Independence and the Constitution were signed. The Liberty
Bell is nearby. From here, a short walk will take you to The
Betsy Ross House. Betsy Ross made some early American Flags. Some
think she made the very first one here in 1777.
The city also boasts a number of fine
museums, including one of the largest in the country, the Philadelphia
Museum of Art. Philadelphia has great museums. The Academy of
Natural Sciences was founded in 1812. It is the country's oldest science
museum. The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts is the oldest United
States art museum, which was founded in 1805.
Atop City Hall stands the 37 foot tall statue of William Penn. Penn is the founder
of much of Pennsylvania. William Penn lived north of Philadelphia,
on his farm called Pennsbury Manor. Visitors can tour his reconstructed
home and gardens today.
Some of Philadelphia is fairly new. The
945-foot tower at One Liberty Place was completed in 1987. It is the state's tallest building .Two
Liberty, the shorter tower, was added in 1992. The shape of the
spire is similar to that of the Chrysler Building. A Center City landmark
where you can discover and explore specialty merchandise in 60 unique
Valley Forge National Historical Park
is west of Philadelphia. George Washington's 1777-78 winter headquarters
still stands. His men's huts have been rebuilt.
Philadelphia is the home to the world's
largest mint. Visitors can come to the Philadelphia
Mint to see coins being made.
Philadelphia is home to five
pro sports teams. The Eagles play football, the 76ers play basketball,
the Flyers play hockey, the Phillies baseball team, and Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer. Many
minor league teams play here also.
Philadelphia is home to the Nation's
oldest public zoo. The Philadelphia Zoo is alive and thriving today.
Easily accessible by car from the Schuylkill Expressway (I76), Exit
36, or the #76 SEPTA bus runs directly to the Zoo. The Zoo is only
two miles from downtown Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is a city all it's own. It is home to most of the
Philadelphia sports teams, the Italian Market, a diverse ethnic melting
pot, the Philadelphia International Airport and many historic sites.