Historic Philadelphia

I find it rather amusing that I’ve only just made my first visit to historic sites in Philadelphia, considering my close relationship with the city. I supposed seeing loved ones and friends are usually my top priorities when I visit, and sightseeing always gets pushed to the back burner. With the girls being on holiday break, we had the incentive (and proper excuse) to finally visit the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and other historic spots.

Unlike New York or Chicago, I think seeing Philadelphia is a less daunting task.   The city streets are smaller and the neighborhoods are primarily organized based on the purpose they serve.  The historic sites are mostly in the Old City district in downtown Philly while most of the important museums are in the Art Museum district area.  Personally, I think the city is an ideal quick getaway destination for young families who don’t want to inundate their kids with tons of sights to see.

Here are some of the pictures I took from the trip…

Betsy Ross' House
Betsy Ross’ House
The Betsy Ross flag, 1st official flag of the US
The Betsy Ross flag, 1st official flag of the US
A modern-day Ben Franklin
A modern-day Ben Franklin
Independence Hall
Independence Hall
Where Declaration of Independence and Constitution were debated & adopted
Where Declaration of Independence and Constitution were debated & adopted

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robertmorris

Ines playing with her LOVE magnet
Ines playing with her LOVE magnet

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