We encourage delegates to make the most of their time in Philly by exploring its many cultural and historical destinations. Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States, and home to some of the nation's oldest and most historic national landmarks.
- Independence Hall - Birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, this famous building is where our nation's founders met and drafted the documents that shaped America's early history and established the framework for our democracy. Free tours are available daily, and more visitor information can be found at the Independence National Historic Park website.
- Liberty Bell - A famous national icon, the Liberty Bell has become a symbol of our nation's freedom and independence. Visiting the Libery Bell is free, and additional visitor information can be found at the Liberty Bell Center website.
- National Constitution Center - The brand new National Constitution Center is located just blocks away from Independence Hall and the Libery Bell in Old City. The museum features interactive exhibits and offers introductory lessons on our nation's founding, the framing of the Constitution, and the basic structure of our laws and government. Tickets here must be purchased, and additional visitor information can be found at the National Constitution Center website.
- Philadelphia Art Museum - One of the oldest and largest art museums in the country, the Philadelphia Museum of Art features over 225,000 works of art and many special exhibits throughout the year. The Art Museum is perhaps best known for its famous scene in Rocky, and also played host to the Live 8 concerts in Philadelphia in 2005. Tickets here must be purchased, and additional visitor information can be found at the Philadelphia Museum of Art website.
- Franklin Institute Science Museum - The Franklin Institute is one of America's oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the country. The Science Museum features a variety of exhibits, ranging from space, to science and medicine, to the human body, as well as an IMAX theater and planetarium. The Franklin Institute also houses the Benajamin Franklin National Memorial. For more information including pricing, please visit the Franklin Institute website.