A walking tour of Philadelphia's historical sites giving you the most "bang for your buck" in a short area of the city.
A list of US history photographs for sale on Etsy by travel blogger and historian Roaming Historian.
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
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
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