PhilaPlace is an interactive Web site, created by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, that connects stories to places across time in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.

PhilaPlace weaves stories with historical records to present an interpretive picture of the rich history, culture, and architecture of our neighborhoods, past and present. In Philadelphia, neighborhood boundaries are ever-changing, frequently disputed, and always defined by personal experience as much as by “official” geography. The neighborhoods listed on this site are approximations, created solely to help you navigate the map and filter stories.