With a population of about 1.4 million, Philadelphia is the fifth-largest city in the United States and the second-largest on the East Coast. Philadelphia is deeply linked with the American Revolution, and with its many historical attractions, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the new Independence Visitors Center. Philadelphia is also a major cultural centre, with museum and performing arts treasures such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pennsylvania Ballet. The Franklin Science museum, located at 222 North 20th Street, is a 175 year-old institute, named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, dedicated to providing a better understanding of Science and Technology.

The city is trying to wrap some of its attractions together in various packages. The Independence Visitor Center and other locations have two "package priced" offers. The first is the combined RiverPass ticket for Independence Seaport Museum, Camden attractions such as the Battleship New Jersey and the Aquarium, and the ferry between them; prices vary, but the deluxe version is $22 adults, $15 seniors, and $16 children 3 to 11. The second is Philadelphia Citypass, which offers admission to six major attractions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute, the Zoo, and the Seaport Museum; prices are $30 adults, $25 seniors, and $18 children 3 to 11, and they may be purchased in advance at any one of the attractions. Tickets are good up to 9 days from first use, and they represent about a 50% discount from full admissions to all of the attractions.