Planning a trip to Philadelphia? If you’re a history lover like me, you’re going to want to cross these historical places to visit in Philadelphia off your list!
Philadelphia is perhaps the most historic city in our nation with countless sites and rich in history. There are several buildings and homes that hold importance, and tell the story of our young country. Here are a few of the best places of historic significance, you will want to see when you visit Philadelphia.
Liberty Bell Center
One of America’s most iconic symbols, the Liberty Bell represented justice and freedom for a young nation. This famous bell was rung to announce our Declaration of Independence from Britain and is worth the visit to learn more about it.
The creation of our nation on paper happened in this historic landmark. Independence Hall is where the Constitution and Declaration of Independence was signed by courageous visionaries. Make sure you head over next door to Congress Hall, where congress was held till 1800.
Declaration House (Graff)
The Declaration House, or Graff house is where the Declaration of Independence was written, and is still standing today.
Benjamin Franklin Museum
The Benjamin Franklin Museum is dedicated to one of the most popular signers of the Declaration of Independence. Not only that, he had a brilliant mind as an inventor, and you will learn more about his interesting life.
Betsy Ross Home
Come check out the home where the seamstress Betsy Ross, created the first American flag. You can take a tour and learn just how patriotic and notable she was in American history.
Come check out America’s oldest inhabited street. Efreth’s alley has many privately-owned houses on the street, but has 2 homes have been converted to informative museums.
Mother Bethel and Richard Allen Museum
Founded back in 1787, this church is the mother church for the nation’s first black denomination, where its basement served as a station for the underground railroad for runaway slaves. Come take a tour of this building, or attend a church service at Mother Bethel.
Museum of the American Revolution
Close by Independence hall is the Museum of the American Revolution. There are many artifacts, documents, and weapons used during the American Revolution. George Washington’s headquarter’s tent can be seen here too.
These are just a few of the historic hot spots in Philadelphia that you won’t want to miss when you visit. This city is definitely worth at lest a weekend long visit! Make sure you get your vehicle in for a quick check up at your local dealership before you leave for your historical trip to Philadelphia. Which ones are you planning on seeing when you come to Philadelphia?