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Philadelphia

Philadelphia

What's out there® Cultural Landscapes Guide

National Park Service

In Partnership with the National Park Service

The What’s Out There Cultural Landscapes Guides are produced as a partnership between the National Park Service and The Cultural Landscape Foundation in acknowledgement of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the NPS in 1916.

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service (NPS), The Cultural Landscape Foundation and the NPS are partnering to document nationally significant landscapes in five cities. The first of five interactive online guides, the What’s Out There Cultural Landscapes Guide for Philadelphia is followed by guides to cultural landscapes in New York, NY, Boston, MA (Spring 2017), Richmond, VA (Fall 2017), and Baltimore, MD (Spring 2018).

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From the city’s founding in 1682 to a wave of urban renewal in the 20th century, Philadelphia’s landscape legacy is rich and nationally significant. learn more

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Discover the extraordinary range of Philadelphia’s designed landscapes through illustrated essays of 50 sites, all of which can be explored on an interactive map. learn more

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Read the profiles of more than 35 designers and visionaries whose work has shaped Philadelphia over the course of three hundred years. learn more

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