Science in the City

A look at important scientific sites in Philadelphia

Science in the City

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States

Created By: Elizabeth Morris

Tour Information

Welcome to Science in the City!

A walking tour of Philadelphia's historic scientific sites. The tour looks at different locations through Old City Philadelphia. These places contain some of our nation's oldest scientific history. If your interested in medical and scientific history and the important figures that shaped that history then this tour is perfect for you!


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What You'll See on the Tour

1
Hill-Physick-Keith House

What is it? The Physick House, once home to the "Father of American Surgery", Philip Syng Physick.  Where is it? 321 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Does it cost to tour? Yes, $8 General admission, $6 Students and Seniors, $20 per Family... Read more
2
Caspar Wistar House

What is it? The former home of Caspar Wistar (1761-1818), an American physician and anatomist. Where is it? It is located at 4th and Locust in Old City Philadelphia. Does it cost to tour? Unfortunately, you cannot tour the home, but there i... Read more
3
Chemical Heritage Foundation

What is it? The Chemical Heritage Foundation is a museum, library, archive, and a center for scholars. They focus on chemistry and it's history. Where is it? 315 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 Does it cost to tour? The museum at the... Read more
4
Christ Church Burial Ground

 What is it? A cemetery in Old City Philadelphia that contains the graves of several important people to Philadelphia and the country, including Benjamin Franklin. Where is it? Arch Street between 4th & 5th Philadelphia, PA Does it cos... Read more
5
Historic Pennsylvania Hospital

What is it? Pennsylvania Hospital is the second oldest hospital in the country. It was started by Dr. Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin (check out their graves at Christ Church Burial Ground) in 1751. Where is it? 8th and Spruce Street, Phi... Read more

 

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