Philadelphia

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Independence Hall. Both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed in this building!

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A closer view of Independence Hall

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The Liberty Bell

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A true treasure of America!

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The quest for American freedom and the establishment of our government system were set in place in this very room.

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Imagine the debates on representation, power of the government, slavery, war, taxes, the presidency, congress, and our judicial system.

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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!

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Statue of George Washington outside of Independence Hall.

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The 2nd Bank of the United States. Much debate over the financial structure of our fledgling nation surrounded this building.

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The 1st Bank of the United States. Established through the financial policies of Alexander Hamilton during the first term of Washington’s presidency.

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Carpenter’s Hall. Location of the 1st Continental Congress. Some of the initial talks of revolution took place in this building.

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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.

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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.

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Christ Church. Established in 1695. Many of our nation’s founding fathers worshiped here while in Philadelphia.

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Christ Church burial ground.

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Benjamin Franklin and his wife Deborah buried in Christ Church’s cemetery.

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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.

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The Rocky Steps. Otherwise known as Philadelphia’s Museum of Art.

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“ADRIAN!!!!”

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