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the Liberty Bell

now I could spend more time in this beautiful city. Of course I knew something about American history but not so much. At this time I could learn about it :) It's a very nice city to visit and walking around. You can go to the Information Center and will get all the information you'll probably need. It was so peaceful compared to crazy NYC hehehe.

We left Fletwood early and drove to Philly.  First of all we needed to find a parking place for the car. It wasn't easy, but not too difficult too.

now I could spend more time in this beautiful city. Of course I knew something about American history but not so much. At this time I could learn about it :) It's a very nice city to visit and walking around. You can go to the Information Center and will get all the information you'll probably need. It was so peaceful compared to crazy NYC hehehe.

 

We left Fletwood early and drove to Philly.  First of all we needed to find a parking place for the car.

with one of the Quakers
It wasn't easy, but not too difficult too. First thing I wanted to visit was the Liberty Bell. So we went to the Liberty Bell Center. After that we went to the Independence Visitor Center and got our tickets for a tour in the Congress Hall. There were tickets, but they were free, hahaha.

 

While we were waiting for the tour to start, we just kept on walking and visited the Old City Hall. It was great watching all the old architecture in the middle of a modern city :)

Then it was time to start the Congress Hall’s tour. I was the only Peruvian in the tour. It was great being able to learn a bit more about the States’ history.  Our guide was really nice and friendly and wanted the Peruvian girl to learn as much as possible, ;)

 

We kept on walking through the Old City and visited the Franklin Court.

Old City Hall
This complex included not only the home where Benjamin Franklin lived, but also where he worked. Just going inside the building was as if we were back in time.  The house and shop contain exhibits that can help to reconstruct the past. Also we were able to see how the printing process was and how the first constitution was printed. In the court, you can also find a Post office and museum.

 

Then we just kept on walking and visited the Free Quaker Meetinghouse and the Christ Church Burial Ground, where we saw Franklin’s tomb.

 

At last but not least, we went to the National Constitution Center.  This really nice museum informed me about the history and relevance of the U.S.’ Constitution. There were a lot of exhibits and artifacts.  In our way back to the car I kept on watching so nice buildings :)

 

It was getting late and we forgot about eating and were getting really hungry. So we just drove back home.  We just chilled out at home, had a couple of drinks, played cards and it was time to go to bed and sleep. Another day was waiting for us :)

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the Liberty Bell
the Liberty Bell
with one of the Quakers
with one of the Quakers
Old City Hall
Old City Hall
The Congress Hall
The Congress Hall
Congress Hall
Congress Hall
peaceful Philadelphi
peaceful Philadelphi
the back of the Congress Hall
the back of the Congress Hall
inside the Congress Hall
inside the Congress Hall
our friendly guide
our friendly guide
The first congress
The first congress
inside the Congress Hall
inside the Congress Hall
stairs in the Congress Hall
stairs in the Congress Hall
walking around Philadelphia
walking around Philadelphia
the entrance to Franklin Court
the entrance to Franklin Court
Fragments of Franklin Court
Fragments of Franklin Court
Franklin Court Printing Office
Franklin Court Printing Office
Benjamin Franklins desk
Benjamin Franklin's desk
Franklins Print
Franklin's Print
Quakers Meeting House
Quaker's Meeting House
old Cementery and Benjamin Frankli…
old Cementery and Benjamin Frankl…
Benjamin Franklins tomb
Benjamin Franklin's tomb
so sweet!
so sweet!
arriving to the National Constitut…
arriving to the National Constitu…
The National Constitution Center
The National Constitution Center
US Mint, in charge of manufacturin…
US Mint, in charge of manufacturi…
just walking around...
just walking around...
Market St. I love this old house i…
Market St. I love this old house …
the streets of Philadelphia...
the streets of Philadelphia...
modern architecture in Philly
modern architecture in Philly
Philadelphia
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