Local Attractions

Local Attractions

Local Attractions

Only 30 minutes north of Rowan University is one of the most historically important cities in the entire country. Arguably where the United States began, Philadelphia is where the American founding fathers met and signed the Declaration of Independence and is home to important national landmarks such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and much more. Culturally diverse, Philadelphia has:

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Philadelphia Museum of Art
A crown jewel of Philadelphia, the museum offers world class Renaissance, Impressionist and Contemporary art and sculpture. Visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art Website or call (215) 763-8100 for any questions about events, galleries, or tours.

The Barnes Foundation
Known as one of the greatest private collections of post impressionist and modern art, Barnes has over 3,000 pieces of art from masters like Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, and many more. Ticket can be purchased through The Barnes website or by calling (215) 278-7200.

Rodin Museum
Explore over 140 breathtaking bronzes, marbles, and plasters of one of the world's most renowned sculptors, Auguste Rodin. Plan your visit through the Rodin Museum website or call (215) 763-8100

Franklin Institute
Play with science with hands on experiments, enjoy a movie in the Tuttleman IMAX theater, enjoy special exhibitions, or participate in the 21 and over Science after Hours events! Buy tickets through the Franklin Institute website or by calling (215) 448-1200


Eastern State Penitentiary
Once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, ESP was home to "Scarface" Al Capone, one of the most notorious gangsters in United States history. ESP offers day time tours as well as Terror Behind the Walls, a massive real prison haunted house during Halloween. Buy tickets through the ESP website

Philadelphia Zoo
America's first zoo, this 42 acre garden houses over 1,300 rare and endangered animals. For tickets, please visit the Philadelphia Zoo website.

Longwood Gardens
Through sustainability, preservation, and world class design, Longwood Gardens have become a beacon of horticultural excellence. For more information and tickets, please visit the Longwood Garden website.

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
The Kimmel Center is a world-class performing arts center committed to the influence of performing arts, education, and community outreach. Visit the Kimmel Center website for upcoming events. 

Rittenhouse Square
There is not much better than enjoying restaurants, people watching, and lovely weather! All can be done at this square, originally created by city founder William Penn in the 17th century. 


World Cafe Live
World Cafe Live is a two story music venue and restaurant that caters to the idea of bringing music and people together. For a list of upcoming events, check out the WCL Philadelphia website.

South Street
Arts, entertainment, bars, clubs, restaurants, shops, and much more! Philadelphia's South Street is a one stop shop for a true taste of Philly nightlife.


Reading Terminal
Reading Terminal blends Philadelphia original eateries with vendors who offer locally grown produce, top quality meats, cheeses, and fish. From sweets to savory and everything in between, Reading Terminal is a great way to taste your way through Philly.

Italian Market
The 9th street Italian market is open 7 days a week and full of authentic Italian fare, ranging from meats and cheeses, to pastries, chocolates, and coffees. Visit the Italian Market website for upcoming events.


Wells Fargo Center
Home of the Philadelphia Flyers and 76'ers, the Wells Fargo center includes events from the most popular musicians like Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Ariana Grande, and many more. Visit the Wells Fargo Center website for ticket prices and upcoming events. 

Citizens Bank Park
Part of Philadelphia's sports complex, "The Bank" is the official home of the Philadelphia Phillies. No better place to spend a nice day than at the ball park with a hot dog! Visit the Citizens Bank Park website for ticket info.

PPL Park (Philadelphia Union)
MLS is represented in Chester, PA as the Philadelphia Union take on rivals D.C. United and New York Red Bulls. For schedule and ticket prices, please visit the PPL website.

XFinity Live
The premier Philadelphia sports bar, XFinity live has 6 unique pubs, a 24 ft wide Sony LED video board, indoor and outdoor activities, and free concerts! Check out the XFinity Live website for upcoming events. 


Independence Hall
For a historical perspective on how the United States began, Independence Hall is open 365 days a year and offers full access to the rooms where the Declaration of Independence was signed. View the Independence Hall Historical Park website for tour info, ticket prices, and more.

The Liberty Bell
Originally hanging from the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall), the Liberty Bell is a storied National treasure that resonates life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. For tour info, please go to the Liberty Bell website.

Edgar Allen Poe National Historical Site
For 6 years of his most productive years, Edgar Allen Poe lived in Philadelphia. View his home and various Poe exhibits by seeing ticket info and hours of operation at the Edgar Allen Poe National Historical website.

City Hall
Where the Mayor and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania meet, City Hall is in the exact geographical center of Philadelphia and in 2007 was voted #21 on the American Institute of Architects' list of Americans' 150 favorite U.S.. structures. Visit this website to view tour and ticket information.