Expo 1876 Philadelphia

Category: Pre BIE

Country: United States

Opening: May 10, 1876

Closing: November 10, 1876

Participating countries: 35

Visits: 10, 000,000

Site Area: 115 ha (284.2 acres)

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Celebrated the centennial of the founding of the United States.

 

The Centennial Exposition had on display the Liberty Torch as a preview of the Statue of Liberty as well as the giant Corliss steam engine, the largest ever built at 70 feet tall.

 

Many of the other exhibits are still on display at the Smithsonian Institution's Arts and Industries Building.