American history abounds in a city dedicated to preserving the nation’s historic fight for independence. An in depth view of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington coincide with the Independence National Park Service to examine the birth of a nation and democracy.
- Independence Hall
- Franklin Institute
- Constitution Center
- The Liberty Bell
- Valley Forge
Starting at $599
Independence Hall:Birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. George Washington’s “rising sun” chair dominates the Assembly Room which is arranged as it was during the Constitutional Convention. In the adjacent West Wing, the original inkstand used to sign the Declaration and an original draft of the Constitution are displayed.
|Franklin Institute:Named for America’s most dignified statesman and earliest innovator, The Franklin Institute will excite and stimulate imaginations and make lasting impressions. There is so much to see and do, such as planetarium shows, live daily demonstrations, IMAX shows, the Sky Bike, flight simulator and much, much more…|
|The National Constitution Center:America’s most interactive history museum and the only museum devoted to the U.S. Constitution and the story of we, the people.|
|The Liberty Bell:An iconic symbol of American Independence, the bell originally cracked when first rung after arrival in Philadelphia, and was twice recast by local workmen John Pass and John Stow, whose last names appear on the bell. In its early years, the Liberty Bell was used to summon lawmakers to legislative sessions and to alert citizens to public meetings and proclamations.|
|Valley Forge:It is most often remembered as the site of George Washington’s winter encampment of 1777-1778, where the army was transformed from a rag-tag band of soldiers into the fighting force that went on to win the American Revolution.|