Written by on 2.03.23

When you’re searching for a new place to live in Philadelphia, it’s always exciting to discover some of the city’s hidden treasures.

Here are four secret spots for you to explore:

Walk down a historic street

Camac Street is a unique Philadelphia secret. This wooden paved street is one of the few remaining in the United States. Originally built in the early 20th century to reduce the sound of horse and carriage traffic, most of the city’s streets paved with oak and pine blocks were destroyed. However, Camac Street was restored to its former glory in 1997.

Discover secret works at the Rosenbach Library

The Rosenbach Library is located in the historic center of Philadelphia and contains collections of rare works, such as the forged works of Shakespeare, notes from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and over 100 personal letters from George Washington. This library is often overlooked, as it is housed in two nondescript buildings on a quiet residential street near Old City apartments.Find the

“Love Letter” murals near Rittenhouse Square

The “Love Letter” murals are a collection of 50 rooftop murals painted by graffiti artist Steve Powers along the Market-Frankford SEPTA line. The murals cover different subjects, such as love for a woman or love for one’s hometown. These murals can be missed by many train riders, but you can take a train tour to learn more about each one.


Get a grip on the Raven

Philadelphia has a rich literary history, and the city’s libraries hold many captivating secrets. One of these secrets is the Philadelphia Free Library’s stuffed raven named Grip. The bird was originally owned by Charles Dickens, who gave it to Edgar Allan Poe after its death. Poe then preserved the bird in arsenic, and it inspired his famous poem “The Raven.”

Ultimately, these hidden gems are just a few of the many fascinating attractions that you can discover in Philadelphia.