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Arts & Museums
This education center features exhibits, and a variety of educational materials and programs to educate the public about the horrors of the holocaust in memoriam of those who lost their lives or loved ones in the event, as well as in the hope that through learning from the horrific crimes and mistakes of the past that such history will not be repeated.
At this historic homestead that is listed on both the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, a farm that dates to 1684, one may take advantage of a chance to look through a
This institute, named for the feminist, suffragist and political activist Alice Paul, elucidates the history of this remarkable woman and is also host to variety of literary, cultural, artistic, and educational events and programs, and still strives to advance the equality of women in all areas of society.
This museum present a variety of hands-on exhibits and activities for children up to ten years of age that make learning exciting and fun, as well as hosting special events, group visits, and more.
The kids will bug you to take them to the Philadelphia Insectarium, a fascinating museum that is designed to educate the public about the wonderful world of insects. The goal of the museum is to show the critical role that insects play in the balance of nature, the environment and our economy. There are two floors of live and mounted insects from around the globe, a tank inhabited by glow-in-the-dark scorpions, a working beehive and a live termite colony. The big hit with kids is a glass-enclosed kitchen crawling with thousands of cockroaches.
Built in 1911, it was designed by Robert Mills, the first professionally trained architect among the native-born Americans. The Burlington County Prison Museum remained a jailhouse till 1965 and has the distinction of being the oldest functioning prison in the nation at the time of its closure. This National Historic Landmark's domed ceilings and stone-brick architecture made it fireproof and maintenance free. It is among the fine examples of creative interior designing, heating, ventilation and fireproofing for criminal rehabilitation. Though the management did nothing of that sort and followed the path of penal form. It is also known for many paranormal activities occurring in various sites. Get a glimpse of prison life that spanned 154 years and come back richer appreciating life even more.
Philadelphia has been an important seaport town since the 1600s. The Seaport Museum traces this history through exhibits, demonstrations, and several ships on display, including a World War II submarine and the USS Olympia, Admiral Dewey's flagship in the Spanish-American War. The auditorium at the museum is also used for chamber music concerts.
The names etched in this black marble monument call up the stories of these soldier's ultimate sacrifice. Inspired by her big sister in Washington, D.C., the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the memory of the 645 local residents who fell in the Vietnam War. Engraved scenes of the war, depicting acts of heroism, bravery and rescue along with vignettes highlighting the suffering of war, make silent and sobering testimony to the lists of fallen local heroes.
Pizza Brain offers an extensive list of pies as well as slices to choose from with unusual names. Try Henrietta Blanche, Queenie Delouche or Kira Tierston that has brussel sprouts as a topping among other items. Forbes Waggensense is another popular option and the perfect thin crust ensures the pizzas have a good crunch. Walls of the restaurant are filled with pictures and facts about pizza and provides an unusual environment to dine in.
It's just not New Year's Day in Philadelphia without a Mummer's parade. Most noted for their incredibly elaborate and eye-popping costumes, outfits typically resemble a Japanese Samurai crossed with a peacock covered with diamonds and rubies. The music is a wild mix of banjos, horns, drums and wind instruments, playing arrangements of old and contemporary songs. Mummers Museum chronicles and displays the parade over the years, including many of the grandiose, ostentatious, completely outrageous costumes and masks. Open tuesday to saturday 9:30am onwards.
Located in the beautiful and historic Old City district and housed in a 1902 firehouse, The Fireman's Hall Museum is a great attraction for the whole family. The museum is dedicated to upholding the history of firefighting in Philadelphia and celebrating its heroes both past and present. The gallery in the museum has many pieces of antique fire equipment on display that demonstrate how far the technology of the profession has come over that last century. The museum frequently hosts awards ceremonies and benefits for local firehouses and community events. The admission is free but donations are graciously accepted.
The legend of how Betsy Ross created the first American flag may lack proper historical evidence, but it remains an integral part of early American history. Her house offers insight into Colonial life. Betsy Ross mainly used this abode to rent rooms to travelers and wayfarers. According to the Philadelphia Historic Society, more people visit the Ross house than any other historical attraction. The house is located in Old City adjacent to many shopping and eating destinations.