Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion in Philadelphia, PA.

 

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Historic Houses and Museums in Philadelphia, PA

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GoPhila.com
Official visitor site for Greater Philadelphia. Includes information about historic houses in the Philadelphia area.

Philadelphia Government
Official website of the city of Philadelphia has links to information about historic houses, sites and museums.

Schuylkill River National And State Heritage Area
Organizations dedicated to resource conservation, recreation, community revitalization and education for the area along the Schuylkill River in southeastern Pennsylvania.

CENTER CITY PHILADELPHIA

Eastern State Penitentiary
America’s most historic prison that has housed many infamous criminals, including Al Capone and Willie Sutton. Open for tours.

Rodin Museum
Art museum located on Ben Franklin Parkway in Center City Philadelphia.

US History
Independence Hall Association features walking tours of the Independence Hall area plus other information about history of America.

HISTORIC GERMANTOWN

Freedoms Backyard: Historic Germantown
The Germantown area of Philadelphia includes many historic sites, including Cliveden, Grumblethorpe, Johnson House, Mennonite Meeting House, Historic Rittenhouse Town, Stenton amd Wyck.

Stenton
James Logan, Secretary to William Penn, built this house in the early 18th century. The house is an example of Georgian architecture.

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA

Glen Foerd
25-room mansion located in Northeast Philadelphia where Poquessing Creek meets the Delaware River.

Pennepack Baptist Church
The recently renovated Pennepack Baptist Church was built in 1805 and is the oldest surviving Baptist church in Pennsylvania. The church congregation was started in 1688.

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA

American Swedish Historical Museum
Museum located in South Philadelphia and dedicated to Swedes and Swedish-Americans.







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Color photo of old fashioned outdoor light affixed to yellow brick wall of Belmont Mansion.
Outdoor light brightens the porch of Belmont Mansion.

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