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October 30, 2014
Visiting Eastern State Penitentiary

After being abandoned for more than twenty years, the Eastern State Penitentiary is a building in ruins. When it was built, however, in 1829 this was one of the most expensive prisons in the world. Renowned for both it's architecture and it's strict style, it was designed by John Haviland - who was the architect […]

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October 24, 2014
Terror Behind the Walls at the Eastern State Penitentiary

Set in the castle-esque structure of the Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP), an abandoned prison that believed in consistent isolation of its prisoners, Terror Behind the Walls is one of the scariest haunted houses in the country. It is scary in its very nature but every Halloween season, ESP steps it up and makes it its […]

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October 22, 2014
The Weather in Philadelphia in November

This post covers the weather in Philadelphia during the month of November, including average temperatures, and rainfall, plus tips on what to pack. November in Philadelphia starts out mild but becomes more winter-like as the month ends. Fall foliage peaks near the end of October but often continues into the first week of November and […]

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September 19, 2014
Weather in Philadelphia in October

October  is a good time to visit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the summer heat is gone and the winter cold has not yet arrived. The autumn colors usually peak here from mid-October to early November and the weather is ideal for most outdoor activities. Early in the month, the afternoon temperatures are very pleasant, averaging in […]

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August 22, 2014
Love Park Philadelphia

If you like to experience real Philadelphia, you’ll have to venture outside the Independence Mall area, and you will be rewarded with great sights and LOVE. The famous LOVE Park next to City Hall is a must-see! The park was formerly known as the JFK Plaza, which is the grand entrance to the Benjamin Franklin […]

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July 31, 2014
Visit the Italian Market in Philadelphia

About the Market Come and visit the Italian Market in Philadelphia! The South 9th Street Market, often referred to as the “Italian Market,” has a rich palate of foods and cultural influences. It’s a “must-see” stop and very uniquely Philadelphian. Originally it was referred to as the 9th Street Market, with the Italian influence inferred since […]

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July 22, 2014
Tips for Visiting the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia

When visiting Philadelphia travelers flock to see the famous “Liberty Bell.” A symbol of revolution, the birth of a nation, and freedom for all mankind. To see the bell in person is easy with a few helpful tips and some patience. Tickets and Reservations To set the record straight…you DO NOT need tickets for the […]

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February 13, 2014
Visiting Valley Forge

Located just 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia is Valley Forge, the historic military camp site used by General George Washington and his men during the Revolutionary War. Because of its close proximity to the city, Valley Forge makes for an excellent day trip out of Philadelphia.  National Park Service provide a number of great tours which bring […]

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December 5, 2013
Holiday Celebrations in Philadelphia

The Holidays have come to Philadelphia and the City of Brotherly Love is ready and eager to embrace the Christmas spirit!  If you are visiting Philadelphia in December you have so many options for Holiday cheer, but we’ve put together a list of the best things on offer this year.  Unless specified, all are kid […]

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November 1, 2013
Rush Tickets at the Philadelphia Academy of Music

Visit the Philadelphia Academy of Music, which is the only surviving European-style opera house in America. Today, it is the home of the Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Ballet; and for the past century, it was home to the Philadelphia Orchestra. The building dates from 1857 and has a modest exterior; the builders […]

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October 25, 2013
ADDRRIIANNN! A Guide to Rocky's Philadelphia

I'll be honest. I haven't seen all the Rocky movies. But I have run up the Rocky steps so I think that counts. Rocky Balboa is a character in a film, but with seven movies spanning his fictional live from the mid 1970s to 2006, he seems real. He even has his own Wikipedia page. […]

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October 11, 2013
Dream Garden Mosaic Philadelphia

One of the most beautiful sites in Philadelphia is hidden. Set aside in the lobby of the Curtis Building, what is now a still in use office building but was once the Saturday Evening Post offices, is a Tiffany mosaic based on a Parrish artwork. The Dream Garden Mosaic is a masterpiece based on a […]

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February 14, 2013
Philadelphia Food Tours

Free Tours by Foot is proud to present the only name-your-own-price Philadelphia food tours.  If you are looking for a food tour that leaves both your stomach and your wallet full, then Free Tours by Foot food tours may be the tour company for you. If you are looking for a fun, filling and affordable […]

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December 15, 2012
Italian Market Food Tour

Come explore the oldest and largest Italian markets in the country on one of our Philadelphia Food Tours.

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December 15, 2012
Philadelphia Chinatown Food Tour

Check out Philadelphia's best Asian cuisine on Free Tours By Foot's Chinatown Tour. Sample the best that Philly's Chinatown has to offer on this food tour.

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December 11, 2012
Independence Mall Tour

Join Free Tours By Foot as we take you through the cradle of American Democracy on our Independence Mall Tour in Philadelphia.

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