Constitution Hall
Liberty Bell
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June 18, 2003
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, specifically, Philadelphia, was next on the agenda. In Independence Mall, I was able to see Constitution Hall, the Liberty Bell, and copies of the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation and the Constitution.
Constitution Hall
Liberty Bell
Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Constitution
In Constitution Hall is the room where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed.
Room where Decleration of Independence was signed
Ben Franklin is buried a block or so from Independence Mall. Beside the grave is this inscription written by Franklin as a young man (which, they say, was never intended to be used on his grave). "The body of B. Franklin, Printer. Like the cover of an old book, Its contents torn out, And stript of its lettering & gilding, Lies here, Food for worms. But the work shall not be lost, For it will as he believ'd appear once more in a new and more elegant edition, Corrected and improved By the author."
Ben Franklin's grave
Next stop, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Follow along by clicking on Gettysburg.
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