History in Philadelphia Tag

Creepiest places in Pennsylvania: Eastern State Penitentiary

19 Jul 21 Pictures that Prove that Eastern State Penitentiary is the Creepiest Place in Philadelphia

There’s no question that Eastern State Penitentiary is the creepiest place in Philadelphia. While there are other creepy spots (most notably the Mütter Museum and Fort Mifflin), nowhere comes close to the creepiness of this former prison. Opened in 1829 and not closed until 1971,…

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Review of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

15 Jul Discovering Revolutionary War History at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States, has long been a major destination for those hoping to learn about the history of the county. In addition to sites like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, there are also many fascinating Revolutionary War sites that surround…

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Visiting the Chester County Historical Society Museum in West Chester, Pennsylvania

21 Jun Exploring the History of Southeastern Pennsylvania at the Chester County Historical Society Museum

The county seats of most of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties are home to government institutions, historic buildings, and the county’s historical society. West Chester, the county seat of Chester County in southeastern PA is no different. The Chester County Historical Society is located in two historic…

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