The Morris House Hotel is your home away from home while you stay in Philadelphia, but when you are ready to explore our exciting, beautiful city we would like to provide you with some tips on what memorable attractions are located just a few blocks of our hotel:
The Reading Terminal Market
51 N. 12th Street
A former train station, The Reading Terminal a massive market that hosts over 3 million customers a year make this a must see destination. Diverse vendors showcase their food, homemade crafts, clothing, and gifts, all locally sourced, in a setting second to none. A spectacular market bustling with happy people all day make this a must see on your list of things to do! http://www.readingterminalmarket.org/about/
Independence Visitor Center
525 Market Street
The Visitor Center located in the heart of the historic district is your one stop source for what to, where to go and where to eat in Philadelphia. The concierges are knowledgeable about what is hot and trendy and will have all the resources to design your exciting day of site seeing! http://www.independencevisitorcenter.com/locations
The Walnut Street Theater
825 Walnut Street
The Walnut Street Theater is a gem of a theatre that does not have a bad seat in the house. With the largest subscriber audience in the world, this amazing theatre is rarely dark and showcases some of the best musicals and plays in Philadelphia. One block away from The Morris House, it is the most convenient theatre for our hotel guests. Combined with our pre theatre three-course meal for $35.00,this is a winning combination for one of the best bargains in the city!
Show offerings & times: http://walnutstreettheatre.org/season/
The Magic Garden
1020 South Street
The Magic Garden is one of the most innovative public art gardens in the world. Using recycled and found items, Isaiah Zaggar transformed this empty lot on South Street to something extraordinary. Isaiah is an award winning mosaic mural artist whose signature work can be found all over the city. And they’re OPEN EVERY DAY! http://www.phillymagicgardens.org/
The National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Check out the Constitution Center to learn even more about the expansive history that Philadelphia has to offer. Rotating interacitve exhibits with current history as well as past history make this one of the most interesting buildings to visit while in Philadelphia. http://constitutioncenter.org/
The Liberty Bell
500 Market Street
Come visit this amazing National icon. This is the original bell that cracked when it was being rung to declare our independence from England, and it is housed in Plexiglas to be easily viewed from all angles. Admission is free. http://www.nps.gov/inde/index.htm
34 S. 7th Street
This quaint family owned Chocolate/Coffee shop was nominated as one of Philly’s Best and is located just one block from the hotel. When you need that little pick me up from all the walking and site seeing, stop here for a real dose of family charm and delicious gourmet treats, made by the lovely caring Walter family. They purchased the business from the Lore family in 1960 and have been running it ever since, for almost 53 years! http://www.loreschocolates.com/
These are just a few attractions that are some of Philadelphia’s finest located within blocks of our hotel. Check out the history, view some art, and enjoy some amazing chocolate and coffee in between it all.
At Morris House Hotel we are always looking to help you enhance your visit to Philadelphia to make it the best it can be! We are here to help you design your stay to be phenomenal, so do not hesitate to ask us for tips on any subject. We are here to help in every way and love doing so!