Birthplace of the nation

Today we arrived in the birthplace of the United States: Philadelphia!

 

The massive Philadelphia city hall hosts a statue of William Penn overlooking his city. One side is completely inaccessible, while the accessible side has a sign that lets people know that the city hall building, which is quite old, is not completely accessible.

 

A bit of a distance from the city hall is the independence national park that holds historical buildings. Around 80 people are taken inside the actual independence hall building every 15 minutes for a tour and explanation of the historic events that took place inside. The tour guides were very nice. It is a standard procedure to let those in wheelchairs enter the building first so they are able to see the room.

 

There is a also a long line to see the liberty bell, which is now housed in a separate building with a slight incline. This symbol of American freedom is a lot smaller in person than we imagined.

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