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Historic Places to Visit in Philadelphia

Every year the iconic Liberty Bell draws throngs of people to Philadelphia. Whether they know its history or not, travelers will stand in a monumental line to catch a glimpse of the 2000-pound bronze bell. On a hot August evening, I queued up to see it for myself. Hearing a small child ask her parents,… Continue reading Historic Places to Visit in Philadelphia

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Top Places to Visit in Philadelphia—Independence Hall Area

The room was stiflingly hot. Thomas had done the majority of the drafting in the second-floor parlor he rented from bricklayer Jacob Graff. He had questioned whether he was qualified for a task of such magnitude. He was only 33 after all…but John had convinced him. When he had finished drafting the document, Benjamin and… Continue reading Top Places to Visit in Philadelphia—Independence Hall Area

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Reading Terminal Market—A Delicious Philadelphia Attraction

Steak sandwiches. Rocky Balboa. Independence National Historical Park. Although the latter is my number one reason for coming to the City of Brotherly Love, there are many things to do in Philadelphia beyond the historic core of the city. A great way to see the city is by riding the Phlash bus. These air-conditioned buses… Continue reading Reading Terminal Market—A Delicious Philadelphia Attraction

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Revolutionary Concept—City Tavern Restaurant

With excitement I had made lunch reservations for City Tavern in Philadelphia. As a historian, I fully expected to love the experience—what’s not to love about sitting in a reconstructed 18th century tavern eating authentic cuisine served by wait staff in period costume?! And as a lover of virtually all foods (except mayonnaise, sour cream,… Continue reading Revolutionary Concept—City Tavern Restaurant