Explore Our History

Philadelphia’s Historic Neighborhood Consortium (PHNC) has, historically, used the phrase “Beyond the Bell” to express the idea that Philadelphia’s Historic District has far more to do and see, not instead of, but in addition to Independence Hall and, of course, the Liberty Bell.  If you are building your itinerary — exploring our history — here are some recommended, thematic itineraries that will fill your days and take you Beyond the Bell.

These itineraries are designed for locals, tourists, families, etc. — not for student groups, senior groups, etc.  Exact information on hours, pricing, and planning your visit to these sites can be found on the individual sites’ web pages.

African American History

Women’s History

Colony to Capital

Religious Diversity

Science & Discovery

Art & Architecture

Family Friendly


Admission Key

about $1 – $6about $7 – $15about $15 – $25