Hidden Philadelphia: The Historic Amphitheater

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 03:13PM
Students and locals often paid to sit in the seats and watch.


A historic amphitheater in a Pennsylvania hospital once held nearly 300 onlookers in the seats. What were they watching?

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Built in 1804 and used until 1868, the operating theater was the first of its kind in America.

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