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Historic Pennsylvania

American history at its best can found in Pennsylvania. The birthplace of the nation of America as we know it was at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, the fifth-largest city in the U.S. Pretty impressive, eh? 

Well, add this to the mix: the small town of Gettysburg, where the Union was preserved at the turning point of the Civil War, is also in Pennsylvania. Still not enough history for you? Also within state boundaries is Valley Forge, where General George Washington's troops braved bitter cold and miserable conditions in the fight for U.S. independence. 

In addition to all of its history, Pennsylvania cities offer metropolitan style with touches of old-world charm. Philadelphia's close proximity to other large Northeastern cities makes it a prime destination for business as well as pleasure. Philly is full of eclectic shops, diverse restaurants and dynamic nightlife. While you're there, take a look at the Liberty Bell, forget about that diet and try an authentic Philly cheese steak sandwich!

C O N V E N T I O N   V I S I T O R S   B U R E A U S

Philadelphia offers a unique variety of attractions, culture, entertainment and activity that is sure to bring a smile to your face and the desire to return soon. Get more information from the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

Historical Note: Philadelphia was founded in 1682 by William Penn, an English Quaker. King Charles II of England granted him a parcel of land that included 1,280 acres between the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers.
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