Temple University is proud to host the 2018 Engaged Management Scholarship Conference in the City of Philadelphia. Founded in 1682 by William Penn, Philadelphia is the birthplace of many U.S. firsts — including the first library, hospital, national capital, medical school, stocky exchange, zoo, and business school.
Philadelphia is a city rooted in history—from Independence Hall,
where the Declaration of Independence was signed, to the
Liberty Bell and
(the nation’s oldest residential street), Old City is filled with must-see landmarks around every corner.
Take a look at all of Philly’s national landmarks here at Global Philadelphia.
The city also boasts an impressive collection of museums across multiple disciplines. History buffs will want to check out the new Museum of the American Revolution, while art aficionados should head over to the Philadelphia Museum of Art or the Barnes Foundation, one of the world’s largest collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings. For more of Philadelphia’s museums, check out Visit Philly’s complete list here.
In addition to art and history, Philadelphia is known for its diverse food options—and not just Philly cheesesteaks (though they are delicious). Reading Terminal Market is one of America’s largest and oldest public markets, with over 50 food vendors available under one roof, and is conveniently located a block away from the Loews Hotel. With such a wide variety of cultures within the city, Philly’s food scene is constantly growing to include award-winning restaurants. Check out Philadelphia Magazine’s list of the 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia here.