World History is always enticing and it becomes even more fascinating when you could actually go through every brick of the heritage sites and enjoy the marvelous structures. If you want to explore the iconic marvels of the world, Philadelphia is the place for you to marvel the breathtaking structures and Heritage properties. From Independence National Historic Park to Liberty Bell and everything in between, there is never lack of things to see and enjoy. Philadelphia is home to iconic places such as Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage that changed the world when fathers of the nation used the location to debate and adopt both the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. If you really want to dive down and see the Heritage buildings of historic importance, don’t miss these magnificent structures.
Independence National Historic Park
Known as the birthplace of American democracy, Historic Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park (INHP) is located on the site of many of the seminal events that carried the nation through its founding as a global leader of democratic ideals. To take you deep into this significant place let us tell you that INHP welcomes more than 3.5 million visitors every year. Many of these visitors line up to see what is the park’s most visited and most famous attraction, the Liberty Bell. The Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, Congress Hall, the New Hall Military Museum, Franklin Court, the Bishop White House and the Graff House are just some of the buildings that make up Independence National Historical Park — all of which are free.
This moved to its current location across from Independence Hall in 2003 and the bell that was later named the Liberty Bell was originally cast in Great Britain and recast in 1753 in Philadelphia to adorn the State House. Used to call the Pennsylvania Assembly to meetings, it was soon adopted by abolitionists, suffragists, Civil Rights advocates, Native Americans, immigrants, war protestors and others as their symbol. The 44-pound clapper caused the Bell’s crack on its first use, and though it has been recast twice, the imperfection remains today. Visitors can tour the Liberty Bell Center year-round. Tickets are not required to visit the Liberty Bell. However, tickets are necessary to tour Independence Hall from March 1 to December 31. These free, timed tickets can be picked up at the Independence Visitor Center the day of your trip.
Independence Hall was the birthplace of America as a nation, This historic site was originally built as the Pennsylvania State House, and it is where the Declaration of Independence was first adopted, and where the U.S Constitution was written.
National Constitution Center
The National Constitution Center, an interactive museum dedicated to the document on which the nation was founded, and the impact different interpretations of the documents have had on the nation and world since it was adopted in 1789. The National Constitution Center dramatically tells the story of the Constitution from the Revolutionary time to the present through more than 100 interactive, multi-media exhibits, films, photograph, text and artifacts. The center also features a powerful, award-winning theatrical performance, Freedom Rising.
The President House
The President House, where both George Washington and John Adams spent most of their presidencies before the White House was built in Washington D.C Commemorates the history of the original executive mansion of Washington and Adams, including the obscured story of enslaved Africans in the house during Washington’s Presidency. The President’s House is a commemorative site and it is the First White House.
Philadelphia is where the American Dream was founded. It’s where courageous visionaries crafted the model for modern- day democracy that inspires people globally to embrace the power of their individuality and our human potential.