Philadelphia Tourism

There are a number of Revolutionary War attractions you can visit today in Philadelphia. Tourism of historic Philadelphia attractions might take you to Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was adopted and the US Constitution was drafted, Christ Church, where many Founding Fathers attended church while in Philadelphia and where such Revolutionary War heroes as Benjamin Franklin, Francis Hopkinson, George Ross, Joseph Hewes and Benjamin Rush are buried, or to Carpenters' Hall, meeting place of the First Continental Congress.

And in April of 2017, you'll be able to visit the brand new Museum of the American Revolution!

The Liberty Bell

If you have visited a Philadelphia historical site from the Revolutionary War, we would like to give you the opportunity to share your experiences and your pictures here. Here are some of the Philadelphia travel sites we would like to hear about from you...

  • The Liberty Bell - rung to announce the meeting of the First Continental Congress and possibly to announce the first public reading of the Declaration of Independencence on July 8, 1776
  • Franklin Court - the site of Benjamin Franklin's house
  • Washington Square - where hundreds of patriots are buried who died in prisons and hospitals during the British occupation of Philadelphia in 1777-1778
  • First and Second Banks of the United States - founded by Alexander Hamilton and precursors of the Federal Reserve
  • Elfreth's Alley - this is the oldest surviving residential street in America with some homes dating back to 1702 and still inhabited
  • Todd House - home of Dolley Todd, future wife of President James Madison
  • Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial - home of the Polish military engineer who helped design fortifications for the Americans during the Revolutionary War
  • Graff House - a replica of the home where Thomas Jefferson was staying when he wrote the Declaration of Independence
  • Bishop White House - home of Bishop William White of Christ Church, chaplain to the Continental Congress who entertained many of the Founding Fathers, including Benjamin Franklin and George Washington
  • Deshler-Morris House - the oldest official home of a President of the United States, George Washington stayed here twice, including during the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia in 1793
  • Ross House - home of Betsy Ross, said to have sewn the first American flag with thirteen stars, the home was occupied by the British during the occupation of Philadelphia in 1777, it houses a museum and gift shop today
  • City Tavern - place of lodging and meeting for many members of the Continental Congress
  • Fort Mifflin - known as "The Fort that Saved America"
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - burial site of an unknown soldier of the American Revolution
  • Congress Hall - home of the United States Congress when Philadelphia was the national capital from 1790-1800
  • any other historic Philadelphia tourism attractions related to the Revolutionary War.

*This page is only for sites in Philadelphia. Go to this page to add your story if the site is in Pennsylvania, but outside of Philadelphia.

Independence Hall - Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were adopted

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