Philadelphia Journals

Unusual places to visit in Philly

A February 2004 trip to Philadelphia by cindylou11157

Edgar Allan Poe House Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania More Photos
Quote: There are other places to visit besides the Liberty Bell, Indepedence Hall, and the Betsy Ross House. Do the unusual and visit the unusual. Visit the Poe house and the Mutter Museum.

Taste of Portugal

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Taste of Portugal is an excellent place to eat authentic Portuguese cuisine. Only a 10-minute drive from center city, it is worth taking a drive. Our first experience eating here was memorable. We hit traffic on the expressway. We were over half an hour late. We were wondering if it was worth the trip, but it was. The host held our table and sat us by the window. The waiter brought out our complimentary marinated olives. They were excellent. We had questions about the menu and he was very helpful. I decided to have the steak and shrimp on a shish kabob and my husband had the seafood combination and Spanish clams as an appetizer. The entire time we were waiting for our meal, we watche...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 28, 2004

Taste of Portugal
718 Adams Ave.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124
215-535-8700

Edgar Allan Poe House

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Attraction | "Poe House"

Edgar Allan Poe House Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Poe lived in Philadelphia for six years from 1838-1844. During this period, he wrote "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Pit and the Pendulum", and "The Masque of the Red Death". He lived in several houses, only one is still standing. If you visit Philadelphia, I would recommend visiting the Poe house in the Spring Garden area of the city. Admission is free and a guided tour is offered. You enter the museum in the house next door. The park ranger greets you and briefly gives you information about the house. In the next room is a short video on Poe. Then you enter the eerie house of Poe. The rooms are very small with layers of paint peeling off. The house has two floors. As I wa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 18, 2004

Edgar Allan Poe House
532 North 7th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
+1 215 597 8780

Mutter Museum

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The Mutter Museum has a unique collection of bones, tumors, organs, and medical instruments. The Travel Channel voted this one of the MUST things to do before you die. If you are squeamish, I would not recommend this place. The day I visited the museum, a group of high school students was taking a tour. The entire time I was there, I only heard the students say "eeuuu" and "aahhh." How did it all start? Dr. Thomas Mutter donated his collections of anatomical and pathological materials he used as a teacher before he retired. From that, the collection grew. Some of the unusual things you will see are: siamese twins' connected livers and a plaster cast of their torsos, obsolete medica...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 25, 2004

Mutter Museum
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
+1 215 563 3737 ext.