Although the American city you think of when it comes to the country’s government and history might be Washington, DC, the city of Philadelphia was the home of a number of important events in the country’s history. From the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the creation of the country’s flag, plenty of amazing things happened in the City of Brotherly Love. These three historical sites are a can’t-miss for history lovers who visit Philly.
The Liberty Bell is one of the symbols of the United States, having been made in 1752 and famously cracked when it was first rung. The bell was one of the bells rung when the announcement of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 from Great Britain.
Betsy Ross House
On Arch Street, a small, modest house with a big history can be visited by those interested in the woman who sewed the first American flag. Betsy Ross is said to have first made a flag which was adopted by the US in the late 1700s in this Philadelphia home.
Built in the mid 18th century and known as the Pennsylvania State House at the time, this building gained massive significance just a couple decades later after the US Declaration of Independence was signed here. After that, in 1787, the US Constitution was drafted and signed in the same place.