His­tor­i­cal Mark­ers

Where Philadelphia - - The Where Guide -

Along with be­ing one of Amer­ica’s most his­tory-rich cities, we also are among the most pre­served. Take, for ex­am­ple, Old City, where Ben­jamin Franklin and his fel­low found­ing fa­thers hob­nobbed on our (still present) cobblestone streets. And to give in­sight to these his­toric spots, ev­ery block of this frozen-in-time neigh­bor­hood has his­tor­i­cal mark­ers. A walk down Mar­ket Street will send you past the first Amer­i­can pub­lic post of­fice, Grind­stone Al­ley, where the first vol­un­teer fire com­pany worked, and many more im­por­tant his­tor­i­cal firsts. Plus, these mark­ers can found through­out the en­tire city, just be sure to pay at­ten­tion as you ex­plore. www.phmc.pa.gov

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