About Philadelphia

Philadelphia was founded in 1680 as an English colony by William Penn, the Governor
of Pennsylvania.

Placed between the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, it grew in size and importance until it became the largest city in the British Empire by 1770.

As the United States was formed and grew, Philadelphia played a central role, especially as an industrial city as New York City and Washington D.C. grew along the northeast corridor of the United States. The Philadelphia metropolitan area is currently home to approximately 6 million people, and is world-renown for its museums, shopping, cultural activities and nightlife.

We invite you to follow the links to see all Philadelphia has to offer!

Map of Philadelphia

Greater Philadelphia Tourism

Official Philadelphia City Website

Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia Facts

Philadelphia News

Historic Philadelphia

Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Orchestra

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