Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Liberty Bell and Independence Hall

We decided to take advantage of our proximity to Philadelphia (and some nice weather) last Sunday and spend an afternoon in the city seeing some sights.

The Liberty Bell is housed in a building just across the street from Independence Hall. I really liked how the building was designed because, as you can see here, they put a huge wall of glass behind the bell looking out onto Independence Hall, which of course is where the Liberty Bell was originally hung.

Here is a close up of the famous crack in the bell...

After that we took a tour of Independence Hall.

There are only two main rooms in this building that you get to see on the tour, one of which is the Assembly Room where both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were drafted and signed.

Here is one more from outside the building, looking up at the bell tower...

1 comment:

Rabbits' Guy said...

Aren't those impressive though??? Such a feeling I got when I visited them.