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Attractions and Activities Near PCOM

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

The city, founded in 1682 by William Penn, has a rich and notable history. In 1776, our country’s founding fathers gathered in what is now known as Independence Hall to sign the Declaration of Independence. After the Revolutionary War, the city would again play a prominent role in U.S. history as state delegates gathered in Philadelphia to sign the supreme law of the land—the United States Constitution—in 1787.

Since then, the “City of Brotherly Love” has continued to evolve. Today visitors can enjoy a wide variety of historical, cultural and social attractions. From museums and major-league sports to world-class shopping and dining, Philadelphia offers visitors much to explore.

  • Ski, swim, hike and enjoy other nature-filled activities in the scenic Pocono Mountains.
  • Relax and play on the sandy beaches and lively boardwalks of New Jersey's coastline.
  • Visit the Camden Waterfront to catch a concert at Waterfront Music Pavilion, observe over 8,500 aquatic species at Adventure Aquarium and tour the U.S. Navy's most decorated warship the Battleship New Jersey.
  • Take a trip to Amish Country and tour the countryside, shop for handmade crafts or savor authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cooking.
  • Enjoy rides, shows and, of course, chocolate at Hersheypark, a family theme park located in the city which bills itself as ”The Sweetest Place on Earth” – Hershey, PA.
  • Check out Visit PA for more information about things to do and places to visit throughout the state of Pennsylvania.