Join Us In Philadelphia! Otherwise known as the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia and its metro area is known for its plethora of restaurants, impressive retail shopping, local attractions, and vibrant nightlife. Register for our Pre-Conference Tours to see many of the city's historic sites.
- Independence Hall and Congress Hall: Birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution
- The Betsy Ross House: The birthplace of the American flag
- Elfreth’s Alley: The nation’s oldest continuously inhabited residential street
- Museum of the American Revolution: An expansive collection of art and artifacts from the nation’s Revolutionary Period
- National Constitution Center: The world’s only museum dedicated to one of our nation's greatest groundbreaking frameworks
- Mother Bethel and Richard Allen Museum: The mother church of the nation's first black denomination
- National Museum of American Jewish History: Preserving and interpreting the American Jewish experience
- Benjamin Franklin Museum: Revitalized museum dedicated to the life and legacy of America’s favorite Renaissance man
- Christ Church and Christ Church Burial Ground: Where Colonial America made its break with the Church of England
- Carpenters’ Hall: Meeting place of the First Contintental Congress
- Powel House & Hill-Physick House:Luxurious 18th-century mansions with stories to tell
- Declaration (Graff) House: Where Thomas Jefferson devised the Declaration of Independence
Places to Visit
- The Liberty Bell Center: Dramatic home of the internationally known symbol of freedom.
- The African American Museum: in Philadelphia:Celebrating and interpreting African-American history and culture.
- The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Marking of a New Nation: Commemorating the lives of nine enslaved Africans at the nation’s first executive mansion.
- American Philosophical Society Museum: Views of science and humanistic thought at Ben Franklin’s intellectual club
Places to Dine
(include but not limited to)
- The Little Lion
- Red Owl Tavern
- The Cambridge
- Abyssinia Restaurant
- City Tavern
- The Twisted Tail
- Bud & Marilyn's
Places to Worship
- Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church: Mother Bethel AME Church, the mother church of the nation’s first black denomination, was founded in 1787 and rests upon the oldest parcel of land continuously owned by African-Americans in the U.S. Directions
- Zion Baptist Church of Philadelphia: Founded in 1882, Zion Baptist Church stands as one of Philadelphia's most historic churches and congregations. Directions
- Sharon Baptist Church: Founded in 1934 with less than 10 members, Sharon Baptist Church has grown into one of Philadelphia's most popular epicenters of black faith. Directions
- Enon Tabernacle: A faith community with more than 15,000 members, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church's commitment to Philadelphia and its surrounding community shines bright. Directions