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Philadelphia lived for a long time in the Big Apple’s overwhelming shadow, but it has recently begun showing its true heart, gaining popularity as a travel destination. It’s here where the roots of the American Independence began, and you’ll see traces of this glorious past in Philadelphia’s oldest historic quarter, the Old City. Browse the Reading Terminal Market, dine out in South Philly for good Italian, taste an authentic cheesesteak, or go gallery hopping on the first Friday of every month.

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Mount Pleasant

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Mount Pleasant

Colonial architectural gem

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Overlooking the Schuylkill River from a hilltop in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant built in the 1760s by Scottish sea captain John McPherson. Describes as “the most elegant Seat in Pennsylvania” by John Adams, it is one of the most beautiful colonial houses in the USA.

The Georgian style Mount Pleasant’s architecture reflects balance and symmetry and features a pavilion on each side of the main house. The building’s carved woodwork interiors are among the most exquisite preserved examples of Philadelphia architectural carving.

Mount Pleasant
3800 MT. Pleasant Drive, East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia
Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.