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Check Out the Campus at the University of Pennsylvania
Visit the Historic UPenn in Philadelphia
Statue of Benjamin Franklin on the Penn Campus
Pennsylvania is a state loaded with historical sites and premier, can't-miss early-American attractions. Plan your next visit to Pennsylvania and be sure to explore the City of Brotherly – few destiinations in the state can yield such a wide range of sites and experiences.
Penn, as it is commonly referred, is one of the eight Ivy League schools found throughout the northeast. You can find this historic campus in the heart of downtown Philadelphia – its southern border touches the Schuylkill River, and is easily accessed via Interstate 76.
Established in 1740, Penn is a private institution, and one of the oldest in the state, and one of the nine original colonial colleges. It's campus, which is more like a small city, sprawls to a total of 1,094 acres.
Notably, Penn's primary founder and President of the Board of Trustees, was Benjamin Franklin. As you begin your campus tour at Penn, you'll find a large statue of Benjamin Franklin at the front of College Hall. Other must-see sites on the Penn campus include the Fisher Fine Arts Library, the Upper Quad, and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Athletically, the Penn Quakers compete across a wide range of sports ike baseball, men's and women's basketball, and women's fencing. Make your way to Franklin Field during late summer or fall to catch the Penn Quakers football team in action, and if your visit is a spring time affair, check out the Quakers bsaeball team in action at Meiklejohn Stadium.
Tours of the Penn campus are available throughout most of the year, with some dates omitted – tours can last a full day with a whole host of activities and options to make your time exploring Penn as enriching as possible.
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