NE History & Culture

The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Region is a goldmine of interesting sites and rich in history. Our Chamber is excited to spotlight some of our favorites. Please check back often as we grow and develop this page.


Northeast Philadelphia is rich in history and as we develop this section we will offer interesting information about our area and contributed by experts in history and Northeast Philadelphia.

The Arts

Music and Art play an important role in the history of our region and is growing strong in Northeast Philadelphia. As we develop this section we will highlight the history of Arts, Music, and Culture and showcase how it plays an important role in today’s culture.

Parks, Recreation, and the Great Outdoors

Northeast Philadelphia has some of the finest parks and historical landmarks in the City of Philadelphia.  Visit these locations and experience the spender in our own backyard.

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Glen Foerd

Bartram’s Garden

Merchant Exchange Building

Philadelphia Society for Preservation

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The Historical Society of Frankford

The Frankford Avenue Bridge (King’s Highway)

Independence National Historical Park

Spruce Street Harbor Park and Blue Cross River Rink

North Cedar Hill Cemetery

The Laurel Hill Cemetery –

Greenwood (Knights if Pythias) Cemetery

Pennypack Woods More