Philadelphia's Hidden Treasures
... and for its world-class museums. In addition to these,
the Philadelphia area has a wealth of 'hidden treasures', places that may not be included on the usual must-sees .
Wander off the beaten path to see some of the city's more unusual attractions.
It will be well worth the trip!
This colorful corner of South
Philadelphia is the world's largest outdoor market dating back 125 years.
It features a variety of imported and domestic foods and products.
Atwater Kent Museum
Philadelphia's history museum tells the Philadelphia story
through lively exhibits and programs.
The museum also houses a collection of artist Norman Rockwell's illustrations
from the famous covers of the Saturday Evening Post magazine, which captures the lifestyle of the U.S.A. from 1916 to 1963.
City Hall Tower
Get a birds-eye view of the city atop the tallest masonry structure in America.
Take the elevator more than 500 feet above the street to the enclosed observation deck under the 37-foot bronze statue of Philadelphia's founder, William Penn.
The spectacular Masonic Temple, in the heart of Center City, is an architectural
marvel. Each of the seven different lodge halls within the building has its own
ornate style. A museum within the temple features a vast collection of rare
Masonic artifacts related to the Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania,
including a book about Freemasonry written by Benjamin Franklin.
Visitors can take a guided tour through this architectural masterpiece,
which contains seven magnificent halls representing the finest examples of architectural styles, including Gothic, Egyptian and Italian Renaissance.
Mike's Famous Roadside Rest
Experience the culture and flavors of roadside America at the world's first Harley-Davidson dealership,
restaurant and museum under one roof, just a 40-minute drive from Philadelphia.
Rosenbach Museum and Library
This 19th-century townhouse, with its art collections and world-renowned holdings
of rare books and manuscripts, displays original artwork, including that of author/illustrator Maurice Sendak and the manuscript of James Joyce's Ulysses.