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Known as the City of Brotherly Love, students are sure to find fun around every corner in Philadelphia, the second-largest city on the East Coast. It’s a destination that’s popular with student groups, and for good reason! It’s here that history comes to life and opportunities to visit top-notch art and science museums abound. So whether throwing up your fists for a photo next to the Rocky statue, gazing in awe at the Liberty Bell, or chowing down on an authentic cheesesteak—with Cheez Whiz, of course—Philadelphia is ready to welcome you.

In Philly, it’s hard to miss the history that exists all around you. Some must-visit stops for students include: the Museum of the American Revolution, which uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government; the highly regarded Franklin Institute, named for the famous American scientist and statesman, Benjamin Franklin; and the National Constitution Center, an interactive museum offering an engaging way for students to learn about the Constitution.

There’s no shortage of world-class museums and performing arts venues in Philadelphia. Whether you choose the over 200 galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and its iconic steps that appeared in Rocky, the archaeological and anthropological wonders within the walls of the Penn Museum, or a Philadelphia Orchestra performance at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, students won’t soon forget all the marvels Philly has to offer.

For those interested in the American criminal justice system, a visit to Eastern State Penitentiary is essential. The site, once known as the most famous and expensive prison in the world, provides visitors with not only a look inside its towering walls through tours, but also insight through its all-ages education programs examining the history of the justice system in America, from its founding to today and the impact it has on our society, citizens and world.

Of course, no visit to Philadelphia is complete without a meal at Reading Terminal Market and stops to see Independence Hall, the place where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were debated and adopted, and the Liberty Bell, an iconic symbol of American independence.  

Contact ETI to start planning your Philadelphia adventure today!

Courtesy of ETI.


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