Fun Ways to Explore Philly’s Heritage from Home

Posted by Global Philadelphia Association on April 21, 2020

Right now we are all staying home in order to keep our families and communities safe. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t tons of opportunities to explore Philadelphia – the first World Heritage City in the United States – without ever leaving the house.

About the Philadelphia World Heritage Education Program

After Philadelphia became the first “World Heritage City” in the U.S. in 2015, GPA established the Philadelphia World Heritage Education Program with the goal “to educate global kids with roots.” This means expanding students’ horizons to encompass the larger world, while at the same time providing them with an awareness of their own personal heritage and a good grounding in the history and culture of the city they call home. The Education Program consists of the development and promotion of Philadelphia heritage-related educational resources as well as direct programming for students and educators with a strong emphasis on teacher professional development. Visit for more information.

About Global Philadelphia Association 

An association of over 200 member organizations, Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) was formed in 2010 to promote and support the activities of the global community in Philadelphia. We manage the website, which presents news articles, events throughout the region, profiles of local organizations and civic leaders, and informational resources. GPA also works with the City of Philadelphia to administer the World Heritage City Project, which was established after Philadelphia became the first “World Heritage City” in the US in 2015.


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