on April 9, 2006
Philadelphia is a city steeped in American history: the Declaration of Independence was signed there in 1776, and it served as our nation’s first capital before the construction of Washington, D.C. Bowing to this history, the National Constitution Center opened in 2003. This well-done museum is currently running an exhibit on Benjamin Franklin, signer of the Declaration, founder of the University of Pennsylvania, and famous inventor. They also have a live show discussing the Constitution, an exhibit hall with many constitution-based exhibits, and a founder’s hall with life-size statues of all the signers of the Declaration of independence. If you want to learn about American history and government, add the National Constitution Center to your short list of places to visit, along with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
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