Best historic sites in Philadelphia

Check out the top historic sites in Philadelphia, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Boot & Saddle
1. Boot & Saddle
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39 local reviews
1131 S Broad St, Philadelphia
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 267-639-4528
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Evan
Live music & area-sourced eats in a historic site with restored tin ceilings/walls & cowboy murals.
1. Boot & Saddle
1. Boot & Saddle
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39 local reviews
1131 S Broad St, Philadelphia
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 267-639-4528
Evan
Evan
Live music & area-sourced eats in a historic site with restored tin ceilings/walls & cowboy murals.
2. Eastern State Penitentiary
2. Eastern State Penitentiary
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221 local reviews
2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 215-236-3300
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Kati
Highly recommend! (We recommend the self-guided walking tour narrated by Steve Buscemi!) Eastern State…
Zak
The castle-like Penitentiary is one of Philadelphia's most important historic sites. Having opened in 1829 it…
Angela
Take a tour at this erie and fascinating historic site. One of the first prisons in America and where famous…
2. Eastern State Penitentiary
2. Eastern State Penitentiary
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221 local reviews
2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 215-236-3300
Kati
Kati
Highly recommend! (We recommend the self-guided walking tour narrated by Steve Buscemi!) Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once…
Zak
Zak
The castle-like Penitentiary is one of Philadelphia's most important historic sites. Having opened in 1829 it once housed Al Capone in one…
Angela
Angela
Take a tour at this erie and fascinating historic site. One of the first prisons in America and where famous criminals like Al Capone…
3. Old City
3. Old City
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64 local reviews
Old City, Philadelphia
NeighborhoodPolitical
Thomas
One area of Philadelphia that never seems to go to sleep is Old City. Where tourists come to visit historic…
Charlotte
This is where William Penn and the Quakers originally settled. It houses Independence National Historical…
Ebonye
Can see the liberty bell and other historic sites. Close to Penn's Landing, great food, and not far from…
3. Old City
3. Old City
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64 local reviews
Old City, Philadelphia
Thomas
Thomas
One area of Philadelphia that never seems to go to sleep is Old City. Where tourists come to visit historic sites during the day, the young…
Charlotte
Charlotte
This is where William Penn and the Quakers originally settled. It houses Independence National Historical Park, Elfreth's Alley, Carpenters'…
Ebonye
Ebonye
Can see the liberty bell and other historic sites. Close to Penn's Landing, great food, and not far from shopping area. Horse and Carriage…
4. Boathouse Row
4. Boathouse Row
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106 local reviews
1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia
+1 215-685-3936
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Omar
Beautiful views of the Skuykhill River are a must see for runners, bikers, walkers and explorers alike. Ask…
Gary
Boathouse Row is a historic site located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the east bank of the Schuylkill…
4. Boathouse Row
4. Boathouse Row
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106 local reviews
1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia
+1 215-685-3936
Omar
Omar
Beautiful views of the Skuykhill River are a must see for runners, bikers, walkers and explorers alike. Ask me about secret spots that…
Gary
Gary
Boathouse Row is a historic site located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, just north of the…
5. Independence Hall
5. Independence Hall
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263 local reviews
520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
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Katie
This is the birthplace of our country! You can't come to the Philadelphia area and not come here. Walk around…
Nathea
The President's House, Liberty Bell and other historic sites are must-sees for history buffs.
5. Independence Hall
5. Independence Hall
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263 local reviews
520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
Katie
Katie
This is the birthplace of our country! You can't come to the Philadelphia area and not come here. Walk around the area to see the Liberty…
Nathea
Nathea
The President's House, Liberty Bell and other historic sites are must-sees for history buffs.
6. Valley Forge National Historical Park
6. Valley Forge National Historical Park
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64 local reviews
1400 N Outer Line Dr, King of Prussia
+1 610-783-1077
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Sue
Forge National Historical Park was created to preserve our nation's history and tell the story of the…
Marcy
A Revolutionary War battleground and historic site. Much to see and learn!
6. Valley Forge National Historical Park
6. Valley Forge National Historical Park
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64 local reviews
1400 N Outer Line Dr, King of Prussia
+1 610-783-1077
Sue
Sue
Forge National Historical Park was created to preserve our nation's history and tell the story of the Continental Army during the winter of…
Marcy
Marcy
A Revolutionary War battleground and historic site. Much to see and learn!
7. Johnson House Historic Site
7. Johnson House Historic Site
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4 local reviews
6306 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia
Closed · Opens 1:00 PM
+1 215-438-1768
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Marina
Johnson House Historic Site is one of the few stops on the Underground Railroad still open to the public.
7. Johnson House Historic Site
7. Johnson House Historic Site
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4 local reviews
6306 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia
Closed · Opens 1:00 PM
+1 215-438-1768
Marina
Marina
Johnson House Historic Site is one of the few stops on the Underground Railroad still open to the public.
8. Edgar Allan Poe House
8. Edgar Allan Poe House
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3 local reviews
532 N 7th St, Philadelphia
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
(215) 965-2305
Point of interestEstablishment
Omar
The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site is a preserved home once rented by American author Edgar Allan Poe,…
Melissa
Baltimore often lays claim to Edgar Allan Poe, but his most prolific period, and the happiest years of his…
8. Edgar Allan Poe House
8. Edgar Allan Poe House
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3 local reviews
532 N 7th St, Philadelphia
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
(215) 965-2305
Omar
Omar
The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site is a preserved home once rented by American author Edgar Allan Poe, located at 532 N. 7th Street,…
Melissa
Melissa
Baltimore often lays claim to Edgar Allan Poe, but his most prolific period, and the happiest years of his life, were spent in Philadelphia…