Over the Thanksgiving holiday, we took our visiting company and our
visiting "flat travelers" to see Historic Philadelphia. These
are some of the flat travelers who will be going with us to be in
the audience of Good Morning America, Dec 10th. Watch for us!
The Liberty Bell
the room where the Declaration of
Independence and the Constitution were signed...the chair in the
middle is the original one in which George Washington sat
this is the original inkwell used to sign
The Declaration and The Constitution
this is an original copy of the
Articles of Confederation and Constitution...they're hard to see
because they are protected by glass and have to be kept in low
This is the first Congress Hall.
then we visited Ben Franklin's grave
2007: We just spent 2 days in Philadelphia and
learned a lot! There's so much history there.
This is the
Franklin Institute Museum where we got to tour through the
King Tut exhibit.
Benjamin Franklin, in person
Benjamin Franklin's National Memorial
Facts About Benjamin Franklin:
He was the only person to have signed all
four of the key documents that led to the formation of the US
Declaration of Independence: it declared the American
colonies independent from English rule.
2. The Treaty
of Alliance with France: it brought French money, troops
and arms to the American colonies to aid their fight against
3. The Treaty
of Paris: it ended the American Revolution and
recognized the independence of the United States.
Constitution of the United States: it describes the laws
of the United States.
Benjamin Franklin's Inventions:
Benjamin Franklin Established:
Hall - site of the
First Continental Congress
Independence Hall - site of
Second Continental Congress & former home of the Liberty
It was in this room that George
Washington was appointed commander in chief of the Continental
Army in 1775 and the Declaration of Independence was adopted on
July 4, 1776. In the same room the design of the American
flag was agreed upon in 1777, the Articles of Confederation were
adopted in 1781, and the U. S. Constitution was drafted in 1787.
The "rising sun" chair used by George Washington as he presided
over the Constitutional Convention is original.
The Liberty Bell
We went on a great carriage ride
around Old Town Philadelphia.
Our horse, Napoleon.
This is Benjamin Franklin's
Benjamin Franklin's grave - Christ Church graveyard
Church Burial Ground
We ate in the City Tavern with
period dressed servers and period foods. Yummy!
house - oral
history states that she sewed the first American Flag
Betsy Ross's grave
The First Bank of the United States - oldest bank in the US