Independence Hall

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This steepled Georgian brick building (1756), constructed as the Pennsylvania State House, features on UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites. In May 1775, delegates of the Second Continental Congress met here to determine the colonies' response to increasing hostility from the British. The following year, the Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in this very hall, which was also the site of the adoption of the Articles of Confederation in 1781 and the ratification of the US Constitution in 1787.

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520 Chestnut Street, between 5th Street & 6th Street, 19106 Philadelphia

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The Mummers Parade - Philadelphia

Sure, other American cities have New Year’s festivities and parades, but only Philadelphia has Mummers. An institution whose European roots are centuries old, the Mummers Parade has been sponsored by the city since 1901.
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