Philadelphia Museum of Art
Established in 1876, the museum is one of the largest and most renowned in the country. With more than 200,000 items in its vast collection, visitors enjoy contemplating works of art from Rubens, Manet, Van Gogh, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Monet, Cezanne, Dali and more. The museum’s front steps were prominently featured in the movie Rocky.
The Franklin Institute
Established in 1824 and named for Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, the museum exhibits include Electricity, The Giant Heart, as well as displays of telescopes, space travel and the world’s largest collection of Wright Brothers’ artifacts.
Rittenhouse Square is named for astronomer, instrument maker and patriotic leader, David Rittenhouse,. Once the most fashionable residential section of the city, many mansions still line the streets facing the Square.
Elfreth’s Alley is known as the nation’s oldest residential street, dating back to 1702. Today 32 houses built between 1728 and 1836 line the alley, forming one of the last intact early American streetscapes in the nation.
Logan Square’s history included public executions and burial plots until the early 19th century. The Swann Memorial Fountain uses large Native American figures to depict the areas major water sources; the Delaware, Schuylkill and Wissahickon.