So it was HOT in Philly the day we decided to walk around downtown....and did I mention we had one on borderline meltdown all day!!! When we got done visiting Ben Franklin's gravesite, we went on to our scheduled tour at Independence Hall. The kids were amazed by the food vendors all over the square, so we let them eat lunch from the carts. Everyone got to choose something. I was kind of using it as bribery...since they were getting tired from all the walking.
I was glad that I reserved the tickets in advance...the tours were sold out that day. You can tour for free, but it was worth the $1.50 reservation fee per ticket to know we had our spots.
Our guide was awesome!!! She was very informative.
This chair is original to the room. It belonged to George Washington. Ben Franklin nicknamed it the 'Rising Sun' due to the intricate backing.
Then we stood in line to see the Liberty Bell...I was really expecting it to be much...much bigger.
A very fun and busy day! The kids were soooo tired that we didn't get to see all the buildings in this National Park! I can't wait to go back there some day and continue to see all that is there. If you haven't been, please try. But plan lots of time, this is not a whirlwind tour!