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Museum of the American Revolution: 11 Fabulous Finds

Philadelphia is home to over 100 museums, so most of us won't ever be able to visit them all. However, the Museum of the American Revolution is a must-see. The Museum of the American Revolution is in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. It is conveniently located next to Independence National Historical Park. There is a… Continue reading Museum of the American Revolution: 11 Fabulous Finds

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Eastern State Penitentiary

It's a little creepy but immensely fascinating at the same time. Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP) is an extraordinary place to visit. Construction began in 1822 on Eastern State, which became the world's first true penitentiary.  The creators of this historic prison had good intentions. The intent was to provide inmates the opportunity to be… Continue reading Eastern State Penitentiary

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Federal Donuts in Philadelphia

It's always a good idea to check out a local donut shop on vacation. In planning for our trip to the City of Brotherly Love, it didn't take me long to find a place we had to try. Federal Donuts in Philadelphia is a local chain with several locations. Federal Donuts in Philadelphia serves both… Continue reading Federal Donuts in Philadelphia

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Liberty Bell Center

One of Philadelphia's most well-known symbols is the Liberty Bell. Visitors can get an up-close look at this icon in the Liberty Bell Center. The Liberty Bell Center includes exhibits chronicling the history of the Liberty Bell and what it has stood for through the years. John Pass and John Stowe cast this bronze bell… Continue reading Liberty Bell Center

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Philadelphia Fun: 21 Things to Do in the City of Brotherly Love

We recently spent two full days in Philly. While there is no way to experience all of the Philadelphia fun in this limited amount of time, we visited many unique and fascinating places. Philadelphia is one of the most historically significant cities in America. Check out these 21 things to do in the City of… Continue reading Philadelphia Fun: 21 Things to Do in the City of Brotherly Love

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Pat’s vs Geno’s Cheesesteak

I must confess that one of the things I was MOST excited about leading up to our trip to Philadelphia was tasting an authentic Philly cheesesteak sandwich. Of course, we had to weigh in on the well-known Pat's vs Geno's cheesesteak debate. Philadelphia is the home of the cheesesteak, and there is no shortage of… Continue reading Pat’s vs Geno’s Cheesesteak