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The Visitphilly.com website is published by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC). GPTMC is a private non-profit organization founded by, and financially supported by, the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Pew Charitable Trusts. It aims to promote to tourists the various historical, cultural and leisure aspects of the five-count region encompassing Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.
The Visitphilly.com website is organized into the following main sections: Things to Do, Places to Stay, Special Offers, Travel Tools, Philly Favorites, Your Philadelphia, What's New, Events Calendar, Itineraries & Tours, Countryside, and Photos & Multimedia.
The Things to Do section covers: Dining & Nightlife, Outdoors, and Museums & the Arts. There is also a History section, with articles on the important role Philadelphia played in the history of American independence since its founding by William Penn in 1682. Both the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution were drafted in Philadelphia.
The Philly Favorites sections contains illustrated articles on famous Philadelphia landmarks, including South Street, Reading Terminal Market, Valley Forge, and the Liberty Bell Center. There is also a series of free, customizable SoundAboutPhilly sound-seeing tours told by real Philadelphians. The stores are accompanies by dynamic mapping, audio, text and photography.