Philadelphia: A City of Firsts

Founded by William Penn in 1682, Philadelphia played a crucial role during the American Revolution. Significant events such as the Second Continental Congress, the Philadelphia Convention of 1787, the Battle of Germantown, and the Siege of Fort Mifflin are memorialized in American history, as well as remnants of colonial life that have been well-preserved throughout the city. Philadelphia is also home to many firsts, including the nation’s first library, medical school, zoo, national capital, stock exchange, and business school. Philadelphia also boasts renowned art, science, and history museums such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, and the Franklin Institute of Science Museum. However, there is more to Philadelphia than meets the eye. 


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