An October 2005 trip
to Pennsylvania by hottice2nicky
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, 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 life and accomplishments. The park stretches approximately 45 acres, the park has about 20 buildings also to see. Open to the public
Philadelphia International Airport is eight miles from Center City and it is served by all major domestic carriers as well as a gateway for flights from Europe, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The SEPTA Airport Line connects the airport with Center City. By car: The Park is easily reached by I95, I76 and I676. From South: Take I95 north. Follow signs for "Central Phila./I-676". Exit onto 6th Street. Take 6th Street south to the underground parking garage entrance between Arch and Market Streets.
From North: Take N.J. Turnpike to exit 4. Take Rt. 73 north to Rt. 38. Take Rt. 38 west to US 30. Take US 30 west over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. At the base of the bridge follow the signs for 6th Street. Take 6th Street south. there is an underground parking garage on the left between Arch and Market Streets.
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