Independence Hall. Both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed in this building!
A closer view of Independence Hall
The Liberty Bell
A true treasure of America!
The quest for American freedom and the establishment of our government system were set in place in this very room.
Imagine the debates on representation, power of the government, slavery, war, taxes, the presidency, congress, and our judicial system.
The very chair that George Washington used to oversee the proceedings. One of my favorite objects on this tour. It’s not a reproduction folks. That is THE chair he sat in!
Statue of George Washington outside of Independence Hall.
The 2nd Bank of the United States. Much debate over the financial structure of our fledgling nation surrounded this building.
The 1st Bank of the United States. Established through the financial policies of Alexander Hamilton during the first term of Washington’s presidency.
Carpenter’s Hall. Location of the 1st Continental Congress. Some of the initial talks of revolution took place in this building.
The Old Post Office. Established in 1775, and to this day does not fly a US flag. Why? There wasn’t a United States of America when it was established by Benjamin Franklin. Also serves as an entrance to Franklin Court, sight of Benjamin Franklin’s residence.
Elfreth’s Alley. The oldest, continuously occupied street in America. People have lived on this street since it’s inception in 1702. Walking this street immediately places you in the early 18th century.
Christ Church. Established in 1695. Many of our nation’s founding fathers worshiped here while in Philadelphia.
Christ Church burial ground.
Benjamin Franklin and his wife Deborah buried in Christ Church’s cemetery.
Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier. Dedicated to all those that served during America’s War for Independence. Some of which are buried in this park.
The Rocky Steps. Otherwise known as Philadelphia’s Museum of Art.