We started by taking a trolley to the Independence National Historic Park and went to the visitor center.
|On the trolley|
|The sign reads "Questions cheerfully answered"|
My oldest thought it was hilarious that the "s" letters are shown as "f's" in this document. We walked around with "f lisps" for while and had a good laugh.
This exhibit was on the history of American money.
|Posing with the Philly Phanatic. (Is he related to Boston's Big Green Monster?)|
We crossed the street to the Liberty Bell building. That was another really neat experience. There are exhibits with the history of the Liberty Bell all the way up to where the Liberty Bell sits, and then a video summarizing right before the artifact. My kids had little patience for the static exhibits, so I was glad to see the TV showing the video at the end!
An overall great experience. The Liberty Bell has been taken up as a symbol of freedom for so many causes over the years, it was great to finally see it in person. Something I will never forget!