Residence Inn Philadelphia Exton
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... tour of the city. First stop was the Liberty Bell center. Here the Liberty bell is housed. I was lucky here and didn't have to line up for very long to get inside. Inside there is lots of information about the symbolism of the bell and how it has been used over the years by different groups as a symbol for their cause. There is also a lot of information about the crack in the bell and the different attempts to repair it. The ...
... Penn Landing and finally got off back at the Bourse Building.
We tried to go to Liberty Hall and the Royal Mint but they were full and finished for the day. We saw Benjamin Franklins gravestone and then headed up through Old Town past Betty Ross's house and then for a wander down Elfreth Alley. We were looking for water ice for everyone but just couldn't seem to find it so we settled for frozen yoghurt before jumping on the el ...
... and learning the story and conspiracies behind it. I was also really moved to see that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was buried alongside her former hero husband. Interestingly, I believe when she married into the Onassis family, the Catholic Church renounced her - hmm! She was the one who lit the eternal flame when JFK was buried there so to see her laid to rest next to her husband filled me with a sense of peace. Incidentally, their stillborn ...
... She's into promoting local arts scene, especially music and comedy and her store hosts comedians and musicians in the basement some nights. I ask about tonight and she says tonight happens to be a night with no performers. However, she tips me off to some cool places to go in the city, including where to get the famous cheesesteaks. She writes them down and I go back to my wanderings.
I head down South Street which is really very nice, full of ...
... to the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
I checked out Independence Hall, with a free tour. It was interesting, but I can't really say I learned a whole lot - it was more geared towards people who had been to school in America and knew what had happened there...I kinda got the jist of it though. "We the people" are the first words on the Declaration or Constitution...can't remember...I think they were important.
Then I checked out ...