in 1787. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals during the Revolutionary War, and the city served as the temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C. was under construction.
Philadelphia is a truly dynamic city and one of America's most historic destinations. As you enjoy your visit to Philadelphia, remember that you are also in America's Friendliest City, the Best Restaurant City, the Most Honest City and also one of the nation's first cities.
History comes to life during the spring and summer months with fascinating historical reenactments, which can be seen in Independence National Historical Park. Philadelphia's famous Fourth of July celebration, is like no other birthday party in America. All summer, you can experience multicultural festivals highlighting music, food, crafts and culture in Philadelphia.