Things To Do
The 2022 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition will be held in Philadelphia. Take a look at these “can’t miss” attractions and museums that make Greater Philadelphia an exciting place to explore.
As of May 2021, all attractions on this list are open and welcoming visitors in some capacity.
Note: Businesses and attractions in Philadelphia require proof of vaccination or mask-wearing at all indoor public spaces. Advanced tickets are highly recommended or required at many attractions.
View a full list of Philadelphia attractions at the Philadelphia tourism website.
Independence National Historical Park
Independence National Historical Park is a must-see attraction to learn more about America’s origins.
Visitors can explore sites throughout the park, including Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, the President’s House, Carpenters’ Hall and many more.
Where: Various locations, including Carpenters’ Hall, 320 Chestnut Street
Photo by We Film Philly for Visit Philadelphia
Museum of the American Revolution
Visit the Museum of the American Revolution to discover stories about the diverse people and events that sparked America’s experiment in liberty, equality and self-government.
Experience immersive galleries, theater experiences, collection and interactive elements to gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be.
Where: Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd Street
Photo courtesy the Museum of the American Revolution
African American Museum in Philadelphia
The African American Museum in Philadelphia is the first institution built by a major U.S. city to preserve and interpret the life and culture of African Americans. Experience the richness of African American heritage with exhibition galleries filled with exciting history, stories and art.
Where: African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street
Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia
Reading Terminal Market
Reading Terminal Market is one of America’s largest and oldest public markets, housed since 1893 in a National Historic Landmark building. The Market offers an incredible selection of locally grown and exotic produce, locally sourced meats and poultry and the finest seafood, cheeses, baked goods and confections.
You’ll find everything you need to create a memorable meal, from cookbooks to table linens, to kitchenware, to fresh cut flowers and more. Plus, the widest variety of restaurants under one roof.
Where: Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia’s City Hall is the largest municipal building in the country. It has been the city’s government headquarters for over 100 years.
The 14.5-acre masonry structure features more than 250 exterior sculptures.
Where: City Hall, 1400 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Photo by We Film Philly
Renovated in 2018, LOVE Park has been a favorite destination for tourists and locals.
It is the iconic LOVE sculpture that sits within the public space, serving as the grand entrance to the Benjamin Frankin Parkway.
Where: LOVE Park, 15th & Arch streets
Photo by Visit Philadelphia
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Visitors to Philadelphia’s Magic Garden can take a tour and capture a selfie in a wonderland presented by the works of artist Isaiah Zagar.
Where: Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street
Photo by Visit Philadelphia
The Rocky Statue and the Rocky Steps
Where: Rocky Steps, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Rocky Statue at the Philadelphia Museum of Art — Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia
Not only are cheesesteaks essential when vising Philadelphia, but there’s an incredible array of phenomenal food that tells a story behind every dish.
See dining options at the Philadelphia tourism website.
Fashion District Philadelphia has transformed the old Gallery mall into a destination for retail, offering fast-fashion favorites! With over 70 stores, the 800,000 sq. ft. complex is also home to Wonderspaces, an immersive gallery of rotating art.
Where: Fashion District Philadelphia, Entrance at Ninth and Market streets