Greetings again from Philadelphia! If you’re just joining me on my journey, be sure to catch up on some of my previous posts from my trip to the City of Brotherly Love!
One thing that all of us really wanted to do was tour historic Philly. It’s been years since I have seen some of these historical landmarks. It was really wonderful to be able to go again as an adult and take Sadie. (She was really looking forward to seeing “the bell with the crack in it!)
The weather was absolutely amazing. We had 80-degree temps and very low humidity. What a nice change from the super-humid and super-high temperatures in South Carolina right now!
I took SOOOO many pictures, but here is a little sampling.
(Independence Hall—where the Declaration of Independence Hall was signed and the Constitution was Written)
(this is the room where they did a lot of debating about the Declaration and the Constitution)
We snapped a few photos while waiting in the line to see the Liberty Bell.
Below are photos from Franklin Court, home of Ben Franklin’s home, post office, book store, and more. Even though the house is not there anymore, there is a frame to represent where the house was. Also, there are viewing spots where you can see parts of the home’s foundation—even the privvy pot!
We also visited Christ Church, where the “Who’s Who” of American History went to church. This church is beautiful and simple at the same time. It is still a church today and they still hold weddings and Sunday Services!
This was George Washington’s pew.
Here is Betsy Ross’s house. Unfortunately, there is no photography allowed inside. It’s a tiny little house and it has tiny little staircases that wind and turn.
Sadie loved petting this cat.
Our final spot was Ben Franklin’s grave. Just across the street is this monument to Ben Franklin, which is made entirely from pennies. It’s hard to tell from the photo, but you can sort of tell if you look closely.
What a wonderful day! We were definitely exhausted when we finished our tour, but it was worth it! I was so glad to be able to see all of this again.
Now… stay tuned, because I need to tell you all about our lunch at Marmont in downtown Philadelphia. Coming soon!