Philadelphia’s central location on the East Coast—just ninety miles from New York City and 135 miles from Washington, D.C.—makes it a top pick for group planners. Here, groups can explore the nation’s most historic square mile at Independence National Historical Park; marvel at Philadelphia’s unparalleled collection of public art, including more than 4,000 colorful murals; view groundbreaking exhibitions at iconic museums; and enjoy waterfront vistas, community parks, and miles of trails in one of the largest city-owned urban park systems in the nation.
As a UNESCO World Heritage City, Philadelphia is one of only three U.S. destinations—and one of only eight destinations around the globe—to make Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Gold List, thanks in part to the city’s 2,000-plus-acre Fairmount Park system, a bustling Chinatown, and the shimmering mosaics that fill Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens.
Local experts are happy to help plan the perfect group itinerary for your visit to Philadelphia. For more information, visit the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website at discoverphl.com/group-tour.
Faith and Liberty Discovery Center
The Faith and Liberty Discovery Center invites visitors to explore the relationship between faith and liberty in America, from its founding through today, by illuminating the influence of the Bible on many prominent people at key historical and personal moments.
This is not a museum of facts and artifacts; it is a museum of people and ideas and the struggle to build on common values. Visitors use groundbreaking technology to engage with these stories through film, interactive media, imagery, artifacts, discussion, and reflection. And this experience takes place in the city where these very ideas have kinetically interacted for centuries of American history. Guests experience history in a whole new light and find themselves in the American story.
Museum of the American Revolution
The American Revolution was dramatic, gritty, and full of uncertainty—an era of unparalleled political and social upheaval, even by today’s standards. The Museum of the American Revolution invites visitors to explore this rich and complicated era and its connections to our world today. Through its unmatched collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, documents, and works of art, the Museum considers the complexities of our nation’s history and uplifts stories that have gone untold. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. For more information, contact Nina Giacobbe, manager of group and travel trade sales.
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