Prepare yourself for your visit to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love! The Science History Institute is located in Old Philly; a historic neighborhood in Philadelphia. Outside of RERC29, there will be opportunities to explore and visit tourist attractions. For more information, please refer to the following resources:
Below are a few popular attractions and recommendations from your local RERC29 Philadelphia team:
If you arrive early to the conference (or stay late), Summerfest at the Blue Cross RiverRink will be open! Enjoy rollerblading, games, rides, food (including snow crab legs) and drinks along the Delaware River!
LOVE Park is home to the famous LOVE statue, made by Robert Indiana.
If you’re in the mood for an authentic Philly cheesesteak (though it’s just called a cheesesteak here), stop by Sonny’s in Penn’s Landing!
The Betsy Ross House, birthplace of the American flag, is now a museum open to visit. Check out this 250 year old home and learn about American history!
Elfreth’s Alley is the oldest residential street in the US, and exists today as the product of urban-renewal and preservation efforts.
Other attractions within walking distance from the venue are:
- Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S Third St, Philadelphia
- Benjamin Franklin Museum, 317 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
- National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
- Christ Church, 20 N American St, Philadelphia
- National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St, Philadelphia
- African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St, Philadelphia
- Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia