Monthly Archives:: February 2015

Oak Alley Plantation Tickets, Tours and Reviews

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Oak Alley Planation Review

This post is a review of Oak Alley Plantation near New Orleans, with information on how to get tickets, what tours are available, what you will see there and analysis of online reviews.  Directions, Hours + Tickets Plantation Highlights Reviews of Oak Alley Tours to Oak Alley History Other Plantation Tours     Oak Alley […]

New Hall Military Museum

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Though this reconstructed building is from the 1960s, the original New Hall Military Museum was built in 1791 by the Carpenters’ Guild. The space was rented out to Secretary of War Henry Knox, making this the original Pentagon. Directions to New Hall Military Museum: 320 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19106 On Chestnut Street between South […]

Visiting the Wagner Free Institute of Science

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The Wagner Free Institute of Science offers an experience into its Victorian collection with an interior that is nearly unchanged since the 1890s. Both the building and its exhibits are historic treasures in Philadelphia. Directions to the Wagner Free Institute of Science: 1700 West Montgomery Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19121 By train: The Broad Street subway […]

Visiting the Franklin Institute

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The Franklin Institute was founded in 1824, making it one of the oldest centers of science education in the country. The interactive museum is the most visited attractions in Philadelphia. Directions: The Franklin Institute is located at 20th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Parking: The museum’s parking garage entrance is located behind the building […]

Rodin Museum Philadelphia

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The Rodin Museum Philadelphia contains the largest collection of sculptor Auguste Rodin’s works outside Paris, including his most well-known, The Thinker. Directions 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130 Parking: Limited metered parking is available on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, N 21st Street, and N 22nd Street. Parking is also available at the Philadelphia Museum […]

Visiting the Academy of Natural Sciences

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The Academy of Natural Sciences is the oldest natural science research institution and museum in the Americas, founded in 1812. Directions to Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 Parking: Logan Square Parking Garage located at 1815 Cherry Street offers discounted parking for Academy visitors. Validate your ticket at the front […]

Visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the world with over a quarter of a million pieces. Its also known for tourist running up the steps to yelling the Theme from Rocky (follow our guide for other locations from Rocky) Directions: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130 SEPTA: […]

Independence Visitor Center

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The Independence Visitor Center is a great place to start your visit to the Independence Mall. Directions: 599 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 The Independence Visitor Center is located at 5th and Market Street. SEPTA Stop: 5th and Market Street Parking: There is an on-side 24 hour parking garage at the Visitor Center. Located at […]

Touring Elfreth’s Alley

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Philadelphians have lived on Elfreth’s Alley since 1702 – not the same ones, of course – making this America’s oldest inhabited street. Where is Elfreth’s Alley? There are thirty two houses on Elfreth’s Alley located between North 2nd Street and North Front Street, in the block between Arch and Race Streets. It is a public […]

Visiting Congress Hall

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Originally the Philadelphia County Court House, Congress Hall served as the first meeting place for the United States Congress from 1790-1800. Directions to Congress Hall: Located at Chestnut and 6th Street on the Independence Mall.  If you’re looking at Independence Hall, the Congress Hall is the red brick building to the left. Hours of Operation: […]