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America's Top Free Attractions: Independence National Historical Park

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Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia

Folks line up to see the 2,000-pound Liberty Bell—enshrined in glass—and tour Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the Constitution drafted. (Look for George Washington’s “rising sun” chair.) Mara Gorman of the blog The Mother of All Trips also enjoyed visiting the Second Bank of the United States, “which houses a wonderful portrait gallery with paintings of many of the principal figures of the American Revolution.” Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross, and Washington all attended services at nearby Christ Church.


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