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Independence National Historical Park

An October 2005 trip to Pennsylvania by hottice2nicky

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Quote: This is the birthplace of our nation. At the park you can see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. A section of the park where Benjamin Franklin's home once stood is part of the tour about Franklin's life and accomplishments. There are also 20 buildings open to the public.

Independence National Historical Park

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Overview

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Independence National Historical Park, located in downtown (called "Center City") Philadelphia. It is often referred to as the birthplace of our nation. At the park, I was able to see the Liberty Bell, an international symbol of freedom, and Independence Hall, a World Heritage Site where both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were created. There is also a tour provided in which the tour guide explains events and the lives of the diverse population during the years when Philadelphia was the capital of the United States from 1790 to 1800. Also they will tell you and show you where Benjamin Franklin's home once stood is how it is dedicated to teaching about Franklin's li...Read More
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The Thomas Bond House is a restored colonial guesthouse operated under a historic lease program with the National Park Service and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is beautiful and still standing since the 1800s. It is remodeled inside to allow us to enjoy it better. I thought that it was an extremely enjoyable experience. There are many other hotels, bed-and-breakfast facilities, and youth hotels in walking distance.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 10, 2005

Independence Hall

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Independence Hall Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Like I stated above, it is great to see. I loved the furnishing of the older period pieces. The "Rising Sun" chair used by George Washington as he presided over the Constitutional Convention is original. It is so exciting to actually see the objects and to hear the tour guide explain every little detail.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 10, 2005

Independence Hall
500 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
215/597-8974