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Kid Friendly Historical Sites To Visit In Philadelphia

Visiting The City of Brotherly Love

Philadelphia is a great city to visit with your kids. It's very easy to get around and it has a lot to offer for those who want to learn about American history.

​One of the first places you should visit in Philly is the city's historic district. Here, you will learn about the birthplace of freedom and the history of early America. From Benjamin Franklin to George Washington to Betsy Ross, see how these American icons helped lay the foundation for what would become the United States of America.

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Liberty Bell

The symbol of American Independence, the Liberty Bell is located across the street from Independence Hall. Here, you can take pictures next to the famous bell. Learn about its history and find out what caused its famous crack. The Liberty Bell is free to visit and worth a stop on your tour of historic Philadelphia.

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What is the best time of the year to vist?

The spring and fall months are a great time to visit Philly. Temperatures are comfortable (between 55 and 75 degrees) making for an enjoyable time to walk around and explore the city. 

Month
High Temp
Low Temp
April
66
45
May
75
55
June
83
64
July
88
70
August
86
68
September
78
61
October
67
49

Betsy Ross House

Visit the home where Betsy Ross is believed to have sewed the first American flag. Take a tour and see what it would have looked like back in the 1700's.  Learn about Betsy Ross and this exciting time of change in American history.

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Independence Hall

Independence Hall is one of the most important buildings in American history. It is the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were signed. It's also the location where the Second Continental Congress gathered and voted for George Washington to be the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. Arrive early and get your free tickets for a Ranger led tour of the park. 

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Carpenter's Historic Hall

Visit the location of the First Continental Congress in 1774. This building has a long history as a meeting hall, a hospital, and even a bank. It was here that the First Continental Congress decided to bar the import of slaves to the colonies and to discontinue the slave trade. Located just a few steps from Independence Hall, stop by to learn more about the importance of this historic building.

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Christ Church Burial Ground

There are many prominent people buried here including several signers of the Declaration of Independence. Christ Church Burial Ground is the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin and his wife, Deborah. Benjamin Franklin is well known for being an author, printer, politician, inventor, and scientist but he's also known for the popular phrase "a penny saved is a penny earned." Many people leave a penny at his grave site to honor him. There is a small fee to enter the burial ground. If you only want to see Ben Franklin's grave, you can get a nice view from the sidewalk without needing to pay an entrance fee.

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B. Free Franklin Post Office

The B. Free Franklin Post Office is the original Post Office founded by Benjamin Franklin. It's a fun piece of history for those visiting Philadelphia. The Post Office is still run by clerks wearing colonial style clothing and they're even required to use quills instead of pens. Stop in for a quick visit and send yourself and friend a postcard.

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