Philadelphia named World Heritage City

June 27, 2016

As of today, Friday, November 6, the City of Philadelphia is the first World Heritage City in the entire United States.

The culminating step in a two-year initiative pursued by Mayor Michael Nutter and the City, the decision came down today via a vote at the 13th World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities in Arequipa, Peru.

Credit: Photo by C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

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