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Free Things To Do In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is one of the most history-rich cities in America.

It’s home to the famous Liberty Bell, the Philadelphia Museum of Art whose steps were made famous in the beloved “Rocky” movie and of course, Independence Hall where pivotal constitutions were once signed.

A trip to Philadelphia is sure to be a fun-filled adventure and if you’re looking for some inspiration on the best things to do in the city, check out our detailed guide below!

You’ll find our top recommendations of the best free attractions in Philadelphia, as well as the most highly rated paid attractions in the city of Philadelphia too!

Free Attractions in Philadelphia

Top Rated Philadelphia Attractions

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Rocky Steps

Without a doubt one of the best free attractions in Philadelphia, and arguably one of the things that make the city so famous is the “Rocky” steps outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Made famous in the 1976 film “Rocky”, starring Sylvester Stallone, these 72 steps have become one of the city’s top attractions.

You can have fun timing each other running up the steps and seeing who can do it the...

Independence Seaport Museum Admission

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  • Learn about the seagoing history of the Americans by visiting this museum where you got to learn in an interactive tour.
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Franklin Square

For a must-visit place in Philadelphia that’s been designed in recent years specifically with kids in mind, make sure you head to Franklin Square for a fun-filled day of adventure!

At Franklin Square, known as one of the city’s original five squares, kids can ride on the Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel, as well as spending hours playing in the giant action-adventure playground.

The square’s park is also home...

Museum of the American Revolution Admission Ticket with Audio Guided Option

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  • An entry ticket to the museum of American Revolution where you get to understand the period through an interactive experience.
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Liberty Bell

Can you believe that this iconic symbol of American Independence is totally free to visit

It’s situated inside the Liberty Bell Center and is open every day of the year, so visitors can get a glimpse of arguably one of the most important objects in America’s history.

Take the kids along and tell them about the remarkable stories behind the Liberty Bell and enjoy a free video presentation inside the Center which tells...

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia Admission Ticket

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  • Unleash the kids - and their imaginations - at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Philadelphia. With this admission ticket, you'll have access to plenty of entertaining attractions to keep the whole family busy for a day of LEGO®-building fun. Visit a LEGO Ninjago Training Camp, find iconic Philly attractions at Miniland, build with soft bricks at the...read more
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Independence Hall

Independence Hall is yet another place in Philadelphia that holds significant importance, not just for the city of Philadelphia, but for the whole of the United States as well.

History geeks will thoroughly enjoy seeing the building where the US Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were debated and signed.

It’s not the most interesting place to take kids to, but it is a great place in the city to visit if...

Spirit of Philadelphia Signature Lunch Cruise with Buffet

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  • Experience Philadelphia in a different way when you are on board a boat with all the comfort you need.
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Spruce Street Harbor Park

This urban beach situated in Penn’s Landing in Philly is a great place for people of all ages to hang out and enjoy themselves.

Spruce Street Harbor Park offers tonnes of fun activities such as lawn games, plenty of food and drink stalls, as well as local music performances which bring people together from all over the city, as well as the world.

It’s a great place to hang out as a family, in a couple or with a large...

Spirit of Philadelphia Signature Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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  • Spend three hours on the waters of Philadelphia, enjoying yourself with the entertainment from the DJ while eating dinner.
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Elfreth’s Alley

Thought to date all the way back to 1702, Elfreth’s Alley is an incredibly poignant historic street in Philadelphia.

There are still 32 houses on the oldest continuously inhabited street in America and it’s a great place to visit while in Philadelphia if you want to step back in time to the Colonial period and get a feel for what America was like hundreds of years ago.

It’s a history lover’s dream, and...

Philadelphia New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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  • Ring in the new year and countdown to midnight with a Signature Dinner Cruise on the Delaware River. 2022 is already off to a bright start with a unique celebration, a festive atmosphere, and the best views of Philadelphia.

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    Three-hour dinner cruise on the Delaware River
    Delicious buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads...read more

Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

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  • Liven your adventure part as you join this no dull city tour on a double-decker bus where you get to visit more than 20 historic sites in the city of Philadelphia.
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  • See Philadelphia in a new way by visiting America's oldest open market while seeing breath-taking art, historic places and the people who make Philly a remarkable place.
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The Rocky Tour Experience

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  • --------------NOTE: 1 (one) Ticket is good for a group of up to 7 (seven)----------------
    Imagine pressing just one button and getting instantly whisked away on an adventure through Philadelphia!

    You'll be navigated to the sights you wanted to see, as well as discovering areas you didn't even know existed, all from the comfort of your...read more

Allentown Scavenger Hunt: The Art of Allentown

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  • Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties,...read more

Philadelphia Bar Hunt: Olde City Tavern Takeover

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  • Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties,...read more

Philadelphia Ghost Hunt: Philly Frights

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  • Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties,...read more

Philadelphia Scavenger Hunt: Stitched In Time: The People Who Made America

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  • Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties,...read more
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