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Penn’s Landing

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Penn’s Landing is a waterfront area of Center City Philadelphia along the Delaware River. Its name commemorates the landing of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania in 1682. (The actual landing site is further south in Chester, Pennsylvania--the city of Philadelphia purchased the right to use the name.)

Penn’s Landing is bounded by Front Street to the west, the Delaware River to the east, Spring Garden Street to the north, and Washington Avenue to the south. Development of the area is being handled by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, a non-profit organization supported by the city and state.

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Delaware River Waterfront Corp.
121 North Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia PA 19106