Local attractions near the Academy of Music

Independence Hall

Around one mile away from the Academy is Independence Hall. Dubbed the birthplace of America, the Hall hosted the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and, later, the United States Constitution. Today, it’s a compelling and educational museum in the heart of Philly.

Visitors attending a show at the Academy of Music have extensive options for local attractions.

Liberty Bell Center

Nearby Independence Hall is another historic landmark — the Liberty Bell Center. The iconic ball has signified the fight for freedom for many groups over the centuries, with its instantly recognizable crack making for a one-off photo opportunity.

Rittenhouse Square Park and Walnut Street

A short walk from the Academy, visitors can reach Rittenhouse Square Park. It’s a stunning natural area, with grass and trees providing a tranquil refuge in the middle of the city that comes highly recommended by locals. Similarly, tourists can take in some shopping at the high-end boutiques on Walnut Street.

Museum of Art and the Rocky Steps

A few miles northwest of the Academy are a number of museums, including:

Movie fans will recognize the stone steps leading up to the Museum of Art as the Rocky Steps. Whether you sprint up the steps or not, remember to take a photograph with the Rocky statue afterward!

Sports teams

Depending on the time of year, sports fans can also see:

  1. Philadelphia Phillies baseball at Citizens Bank Park
  2. Philadelphia Eagles football at Lincoln Financial Field
  3. Philadelphia 76ers basketball and Philadelphia Flyers ice hockey at Wells Fargo Center.