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Philly's Odds & End

on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 19:42

There has always been something unique and interesting about Philadelphia. It certainly has its share of unique places and food which many people tie to the city itself. Here's a few of the unique things that make it a great place to visit on Saturday, July 12, 2014 for the first inaugural FreeWalkers' Philadelphia Freedom Walk

The Rocky Steps and Statue

One of Philadelphia’s most famous pieces of public art is a bigger-than-life boxer... literally. Originally created for Rocky III, the sculpture is now a real-life monument to a celluloid hero. The fictional Rocky Balboa of Sylvester

Reading Terminal Market

on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 19:39

If you are walking in Philadelphia you would be hard pressed to miss stopping at the one of the biggest and oldest inner-city enclosed marketplaces.

The Reading Terminal Market is an enclosed public market found at 12th and Arch Streets in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over one hundred merchants offer fresh produce, meats, fish, groceries, ice cream, flowers, baked goods, crafts, books, clothing, and specialty and ethnic foods. Every space in the market is rented out; three of the vendors are descendants of original market merchants.

America's Oldest Street

on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 19:36

If you lived at Elfreth's Alley since the beginning you might need to "Meet the Neighbors" 3,000 times. That's the number of people said to have lived here over the last 300 years.

Elfreth's Alley is a street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which is referred to as "Our nation's oldest residential street," dating to 1702. there are 32 houses on the street in the Old City section, which were built between 1728 and 1836.

Elfreth's Alley is named for Jeremiah Elfreth, an 18th-century blacksmith and property owner.

Walk the Schuykill

on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 19:28

Thinking of heading for the FreeWalkers' Philadelphia Freedom Walk this Saturday? We'll be highlighting a few of the points of interest this week. Why not come and see for yourself?

The Schuylkill River (/ˈskkəl/ skoo-kəl) is a 135-mile river in Pennsylvania that William Penn chose in 1682 as one bank of the confluence upon which he founded the planned city of Philadelphia on lands purchased from the native Delaware nation (Lenape Indians).

The Schuylkill River Trail runs along the river in Philadelphia and is a popular multi-use path for residents and visitors.

Join Freewalkers Inaugural "Philadelphia Freedom" Walk on Saturday, July 12, 2014

on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 19:43

We will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, next to Philadelphia's 30th Street Station.

PLACE: Park America Lot, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia.  This is a safe, economical parking lot located about one block west of 30th Street Station (which faces Market Street). Cost to park here is $10 for the entire day. 

GETTING THERE FROM N.Y. CITY: Amtrak or NJ Transit Trains are available for transportion to 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.

VIA AMTRAK  (one-way fare is currently $39)

Amtrak Train 131 (Northeast Regional) leaves NY Penn Station at 6:45 a.m.