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Philadelphia, PA

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Philadelphia Introduction

"One of the most historic cities in America, Philadelphia is an ideal place to spend a weekend - preferably a long one. Be sure to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed. Both are part of Independence National Historic Park. While you are walking around the historic area, you may encounter Philadelphia's most famous citizen, Benjamin Franklin. Philadelphia also boasts some outstanding art museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Barnes Foundation (located in the nearby suburb of Merion, PA). Philadelphia offers many attractions suitable for families with children, including the Please Touch Museum, The Academy of Natural Sciences, the Franklin Institute Science Museum, the Philadelphia Zoo, the Adventure Aquarium (just over the river in Camden NJ), and Sesame Place (in nearby Langhorne, PA). After all that sightseeing, you'll be hungry, so head over to Reading Terminal Market, where you can sample a variety of local and ethnic foods, including Pennsylvania Dutch specialties, or take a walk through the famous Italian Market. While you're in Philadelphia, don't forget to try a soft pretzel with mustard and a Philly cheesesteak."

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City Facts - Philadelphia (Click To Source Link)

Year Founded: October 27, 1682
Latitude: 39°57′12″N
Longitude: 75°10′12″W
Area: 142.6 sq miles (369.3 km²)
Population: 1,547,607 (2012)
Time Zone: Eastern Standard
Mayor: Michael Nutter

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