Passport to National Constitution Center and Parks

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me with George Washington

I had an off day from work, and felt like doing something. I have not traveled anywhere this year so far, mainly due to work. And the fact that I could not take off, since I am about to be out of a job soon. So for the time being, I decided to just focus on the Philly area. Basically, continuing to look around in my backyard.

I would stop by the Independence Visitor Center, and stopping by the gift shop, as I looked at some of the Passport to the National Parks books. They were a little too pricey at this place, so I decided to get it somewhere else. Then I went through the place, and out to the other end. I continued on to the National Constitution Center. 

I have been to this museum a couple times before, and decided to make another visit. Entering the place, I decided to just see the permanent part.

me next to Benjamin Franklin
The temporary ones would have cost extra. Certainly does not help that photography was not allowed in most of the museum, with only Signers Hall where it is allowed. 

Along the way, I did see the Presidential Portrait Gallery on the window, in the lobby area. This was a small portrait gallery of all the Presidents of the United States so far. From George Washington to Barack Obama. I also notice a blank one next to Obama, and hate to think who would fill that spot.

Entering the place, I would see a presentation in the theater, then walked around the main exhibition hall. Then ending with Signers Hall, which was a room with statues of the Founding Fathers. I did have some fun, posing with some of the statues. Like that of George Washington (who knew that he was so tall) and Ben Franklin. Then a small section on Alexander Hamilton.
my copy of Passport to Your National Parks
More about all those things in the review here

Leaving the museum, I headed to the Franklin Court. I decided to check out the gift shop there, as I wondered if the National Parks Passport was cheaper there, than in the visitor center. After looking through it again and again, and looking at the other types, I decided to buy the small one. I got this idea from Bill (Zagnut66), after he told me about the different passport books to get stamped. Like ones for state capitol buildings and baseball stadiums. I did have an interest in visiting National Parks as well, especially after this year's Flower Show (which you can read about, in the entry, Philadelphia Flower Show, if you have not already).

I ended up getting 5 stamps there. Then after that, I headed back home! I will see a little bit more of Philly that I have not seen before.

WalterC says:
Yeah, it is fun so far, to collect those stamps.
Posted on: Jun 29, 2016
vulindlela says:
Sounds fun!
We have that passport book too.
Posted on: Jun 27, 2016
Paulovic says:
You should! :)
Posted on: Jun 25, 2016
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me with George Washington
me with George Washington
me next to Benjamin Franklin
me next to Benjamin Franklin
my copy of Passport to Your Nation…
my copy of Passport to Your Natio…
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quotes inside National Constituti…
Presidential Portrait Gallery - 1
Presidential Portrait Gallery - 1
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Presidential Portrait Gallery - 2
Presidential Portrait Gallery - 3
Presidential Portrait Gallery - 3
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description about the Presidentia…
Presidential Portrait Gallery - 4
Presidential Portrait Gallery - 4
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Presidential Portrait Gallery - 5
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Presidential Portrait Gallery - 6
Signers Hall
Signers Hall
one of the statues holding my bag
one of the statues holding my bag
view of Independence Hall
view of Independence Hall
Gift of the Winds by Joseph C Bail…
Gift of the Winds by Joseph C Bai…
my first 5 stamps
my first 5 stamps
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