Philadelphia Landmark Ranked the Number 2 Must See in America
The United States is full of incredible sights and landmarks, but did you know that Philadelphia has the number 2 ranked must see landmark in the country? MoreThanJustParks.com put together a list of the top 25 historic landmarks in the US that people need to visit in their lifetime. On the list are two Pennsylvania locations, both of which you could guess if you had to, but only one of them cracks the top five.
Coming in at #11 is Gettysburg National Military Park, the site of the bloodiest and most important Civil War battle. You don’t need to be a history buff to understand the importance of this landmark. If things at Gettysburg had unfolded differently who knows what the country would’ve become.
Before getting to our Philadelphia location some of the top 10 mentioned are WW2, Lincoln and 9/11 memorials, The Alamo (which my brother has seen and was surprised by how small it really is), Pearl Harbor, Arlington National Cemetery and Mount Rushmore. Philadelphians are in a good location as seven of the top ten locations are just a few hours drive away. Especially #2, since it’s in our own city.
There is a good chance that living in Philly or its suburbs you’ve been here on a school trip, or walked past it on your way to an old city bar. Independence National Park comes in at the second slot, home to Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, the place where the United States was born. To be honest, this should probably be #1 on the list because without this building the entire list doesn’t exist. If you’ve never been there for a tour or have ever done a historic Philly walking tour, it’s really impressive and something everyone should see. At the very least you will have a better understanding of history for the next time you watch Nic Cage in National Treasure.
Find the entire list of landmarks here: https://morethanjustparks.com/historic-landmarks-in-america/