About Philly

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!


Picture of Love Park

LOVE Park is home to the famous LOVE statue, made by Robert Indiana.



At Independence Mall, you can see the Liberty Bell-a symbol of freedom here in Philadelphia. Independence Hall and the Constitution Center are also in this area!


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: