Headhouse Square Historic District

The historic district is in the Society Hill

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Hog Island

American International Shipbuilding built a shipyard at Hog Island in 1917. At the time Hog Island was the largest shipyard in the world with 50 slipways.The land is now occupied by the Philadelphia International Airport.

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Independence National Park

Independence Hall, formerly called the Pennsylvania State House, is where the Declaration of Independence was adopted and US Constitution was drafted. It features George Washington’s original “rising sun” chair used as he presided over the Constitutional Convention. Independence Hall is owned and operated by the National Park Service and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. […]

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Lazaretto

Philadelphia, as a heavily active port, needed a way to stem the tropical diseases spreading through the masses. In 1799, Philadelphia erected the Lazaretto to quarantine passengers, cargo, and ships as they arrived. The Lazaretto has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, and is a monument to the vitality of the port […]

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Margaret R. Grundy Museum

Margaret R. Grundy Museum was home to the Grundy family, whose ancestors were among the first to arrive in the river Delaware. Joseph Grundy, a local industrialist, banker, farmer, newspaperman, and US Senator, demonstrated his commitment to the Bristol community by directing that his home be used as a museum of local history and dedicated […]

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Market Street Historic District

Founded in 1675, Salem is one of the oldest towns in New Jersey. The Market Street Historic District dates to 1735 and includes mid 19th century Greek Revival, Georgian, and Federal architecture.

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Morton Homestead

Founded in 1654 by Morton Mortenson, a Finnish immigrant, this area was part of the New Sweden colony. John Morton, Mortenson’s great-grandson, signed the Declaration of Independence.

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New York Shipbuilding

The New York Shipbuilding company was founded in 1899 and opened its first shipyard in 1900 in Camden, New Jersey. The ship yard made vessels for U.S. Navy, the United States Merchant Marine, and the United States Coast Guard. During World War I, the rapid expansion led to the construction of Yorkship Village, a planned community of 1000 brick homes, […]

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Northern Liberties Historic District

The Northern Liberties Historic District preserves architectural examples of Italianate, Greek revival, and Federal style buildings. It shares the reputation of “Philadelphia’s first suburb” with Southwark.

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Old City Historic District

Old City is the area of Philadelphia near the Delaware River first settled by William Penn and the Quakers. The district includes notable sites like Independence Hall, Elfreth’s Alley, the Betsy Ross House, and many of Philadelphia’s other historic sites.

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