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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Philadelphia-Historic Sites

While we lived in Philly we were able to visit numerous historic sites. As an undergraduate history major, I couldn't get enough of it. The very first day we spent in Philadelphia was when Judd came up for his interview. While he was meeting with the folks at Olin, I decided to brave Philadelphia on my own to visit as many national landmarks as I could. Philadelphia is the birth place of our beloved United States and it was so cool to be a little part of it. In that one day, I was able to visit Independence Hall, the National Mall, the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center, Christ Church, Christ Church Cemetery (where Benjamin Franklin is buried), a Quaker Meeting House, the Second Bank of the United States, etc. Over the course of our year in Philly we ventured to some other really cool places--Betsy Ross' house, Carpenter's Hall, City Hall, Reading Terminal Market, Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square, Tomb of the Revolutionary War Unknown Soldier, Fairmont Park, Boat House Row, Penn's Landing, China Town, City Tavern, Masonic Temple, Todd House, Logan Circle, the Free Library, The Fireman's Museum, Elfreth's Alley, etc. Below are some of the historic places we frequented.
The Liberty Bell

Christ Church-Interior

Betsy Ross' House
City Hall
Independence HallReading Terminal Market

National Constitution Center

City Tavern

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