Philosophical Hall

Philosophical Hall (HM5VP)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.93', W 75° 8.901'

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Built 1786-89, Philosophical Hall is the home of the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in America. Founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743, the society pursued "useful knowledge."
One of the society's early members, artist Charles Willson Peale, operated a museum here displaying natural and man made curiosities, complete with a noisy outdoor menagerie featuring baboons, panthers, bears, elk, and a bald eagle.
The American Philosophical Society still owns and occupies the building.
HM NumberHM5VP
Placed ByIndependence National Historical Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 3:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487327 N 4422088
Decimal Degrees39.94883333, -75.14835000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.93', W 75° 8.901'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 55.80" N, 75° 8' 54.06" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5696 Monument Hill Rd, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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