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Art & Culture, Greater Philadelphia

Philadelphia's rich history is the foundation for a thriving arts and culture scene.

When you visit the Greater Philadelphia area, you're never at a loss for amazing things to do and discover. Whether you're drawn to history, science, or the arts, we guarantee you'll never be bored.

Historic Sites & Landmarks

When it comes to the United States, Philly's roots go deep. Philadelphia is where both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution took shape.

Take a stroll through any of Philadelphia's walkable neighborhoods and you'll discover both famous and hidden gems. You can also visit the site where William Penn actually first set foot in Pennsylvania, located less than two miles away from campus at Penn and Front streets in Chester.

 

 

Museums

Wander into one of the many Philadelphia museums and you're guaranteed to find something unexpected, such as the medical oddities at the Mutter Museum and famous Van Gogh Sunflowers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to Ben Franklin's famous glasses at the Franklin Institute. It has the most public art than any other city in the U.S., from Robert Indiana's celebrated LOVE sculpture on the Ben Franklin Parkway to the iconic murals found on buildings across the city.

Every fall, to celebrate the city and welcome thousands of college students, the city holds Campus Philly CollegeFest, a city-wide event featuring special discounts, giveaways, entertainment, and FREE admission to museums. The Pride Activities Council provides free bus transportation to current students every year.

 


Performing Arts

The City of Brotherly Love has always been a giant supporter of the performing arts and is home to a vibrant musical heritage. Philadelphia has a wide variety of performance venues where you're bound to find interesting entertainment. 

Perhaps you'll even spot one of the many performers that hail from Philadelphia, including musicians The Roots, G. Love & the Special Sauce, and Amos Lee; actors Bradley Cooper, Will Smith, and Kevin Bacon; or comedians Kevin Hart, Tina Fey, and Abbi Jacobson.

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