If a getaway is on your wish list, consider a trip to historic Philadelphia. Create memories with loved ones as you stroll along cobblestone streets and visit America's most historic square mile, just outside our hotel doors.
You'll find Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel just a short walk away from attractions including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and Penn's Landing. No matter what time of year you visit, there's something here to captivate your interest!
INDEPENDENCE MALL STATE PARK
Make this your starting point for exploring the historic attractions of Philadelphia during your hotel stay. Independence Mall is located at the heart of the Philadelphia Historic District. It represents a three-block area that includes the National Constitution Center, the Independence Visitor Center, the Free Quaker Meetinghouse, and the Liberty Bell Center. Surrounding it, are a number of other attractions including the Congress Hall, Independence Hall, and Old City Hall.
Commissioned in 1752 and cast with the words "Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof", the Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence. Its famous crack occurred when it was first rung upon arrival in the city. Originally used to alert citizens to public meetings or summon lawmakers, the Liberty Bell became famous after it was rumored to be rung immediately after the Second Continental Congress’s vote for independence.
NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER
This landmark celebrates the history of one of the most important documents in the history of the world. Exhibits, artifacts, and interactive displays bring the history of the United States Constitution to life. The center is located just two blocks from the Liberty Bell. Opened in 2000, it is one of the newer additions to this historic area and has already become a major destination in its own right.
Located on the Delaware River Waterfront, just a short walk from our hotel, Penn’s Landing offers a variety of attractions and events throughout the year. In the summer, enjoy outdoor concerts and movie screenings. Wintertime attractions include an Olympic size ice-skating rink with stunning views of the Delaware River and Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Year-round attractions such as the Festival Pier, Independence Seaport Museum, and the Riverlink Ferry provide reasons to return to Penn’s Landing every time you visit Philly.
TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER
This war memorial is located inside Washington Square. The tomb pays tribute to the thousands of soldiers who lost their lives in the American Revolutionary War. Many of them were buried in mass graves in that very same park long before the creation of the memorial. The memorial includes a statue of George Washington as well as an eternal flame. During your visit, make sure to read the various inscriptions upon the wall. Many of them are quotes by great men of American history, including, George Washington himself.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY
The museum contemporary glass façade offers a striking and beautiful contrast to the historic buildings that surround it. Inside, you will find 3 floors of exhibition space, full of documents, artifacts and interactive displays that explore the American Jewish History dating back to the Colonial times. The museum also offers a number of public programs as well as educational opportunities for children and adults alike.
THE BETSY ROSS HOUSE
Explore the home of America's most famous seamstress, Betsy Ross. Wander through the house on a self-guided tour and see her upholstery shop, the bedroom where she sewed the first flag, and more. Audio guides are also available for adults and children with detail on a day in the life of the working class in the 18th-century.
THE UNITED STATES MINT
The United States Mint plays a foundational role in our nation's economic history as the institution of our respected monetary system. The first federal building constructed under the Constitution, the U.S. Mint is the country's only manufacturer of legal coinage and is responsible for producing and circulating it. Visit the Mint for a tour and learn about the intricate stages of the minting process.