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Published: November 10th 2017
Geo: 39.9522, -75.1624
Up early and went to the Independence National Historical Park. We saw the Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was written and signed. After that, we went to Congress Hall where the first Congress began meeting. We later went to the Amtrak station to drop off the keys to our last car. The station is pretty nice. Stacy has determined that she is catching a cold now. It is not the same cold that I had, hopefully.
The next morning we took the subway back to the National Park to see the Liberty Bell. It was pretty cool to see the bell. You can easily see the crack in the bell. Funny to find out that the bell was cast in England! After this, we walked to Washington Square to see a statue to the unknown Revolutionary War soldier. We also walked to Carpenter's Hall, a Victorian Garden, the City Tavern, the Ben Franklin Museum, Christ Church, the Betsy Ross house and the Christ Church cemetery, where old Ben Franklin is buried. In fact, a dozen of the signers of the Declaration of Independence are buried there. That was a long day. We trudged back to our
hotel for a nap
before heading out to dinner.
Today, we went to the Fireman's Hall Museum, Elfreth's Alley, which is the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the country, having been built in the late 1600's. We walked to the Seaport Museum on the Delaware River. Part of the display is an old warship, the Olympia and a sub, the Becuna. I toured both. Stacy didn't go into the sub(claustrophobia). We walked back to the subway and headed for our hotel. Another 4.6 mile day.
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