Pine Street Antiques Hunting (Self Guided), Philadelphia

Take an informative and entertaining trip into past eras on an antiques hunting expedition along Pine Street. This historic part of the city was once home to shoemakers, grocers and laborers among others, but for many years has been known for its antique offerings.

Some time after the nation's 150th birthday celebrations, waves of nostalgia swept over the country, which lead to the few blocks of Pine Street becoming a wholesale district for the supply of colonial tables, sideboards and chairs. Whether or not you want to buy, Pine Street is a superb place for a walk.

Browse the many stores for antiques, vintage items, clothes, books, furniture and music. Interrupt your tour with some light refreshments or a meal. You'll find plenty of food choices including delis, restaurants, bars and cafés. Then relax on a bench under the shade of a tree.

Continue with your explorations over at the Historic Antique Row. Among the many treasures you will find are antique furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries, wood carvings, mirrors, pottery, jewelry and silk embroideries from the 17th century. Pine Street is a marvelous spot at any time of day, particularly if you are looking for a tranquil escape from the hectic hustle and bustle of the city.
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Pine Street Antiques Hunting Map

Guide Name: Pine Street Antiques Hunting
Guide Location: USA » Philadelphia
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 0.7 Km or 0.4 Miles
Author: naomi

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