Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Neither was Philadelphia.
For over three centuries diverse people from all over the world have collaborated to see William Penn’s grand experiment come to life, a free-thinking metropolis where anything was possible because it already was.
Our city is the birthplace of most of the things we as Americans now take for granted: electricity, democracy, the spirit of America and American spirits.
If we didn’t invent it, we strove to better it.
We didn’t invent spirits and we didn’t invent Liberty, but we’re making them New.