Old City Philadelphia

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Happy Pi Day! đŸ™‚ I hope everyone is able to eat some pie today! I celebrated yesterday with Pie and Prejudice! (like a drinking game with Pride and Prejudice, but with pie!)

One of my favorite places in the city is Old City Philadelphia. There are so many museums, green spaces and little parks, historic sites, and beautiful old buildings and houses everywhere! I grew up outside of Washington, D.C., so I love seeing old buildings and learning about history (you can check out my About Me page to learn all about my history nerdiness). If you’re interested in seeing where the United States was founded, there are great tours in Independence Hall, you can see amazing old artifacts in the Constitution Center, and you can see the famous Liberty Bell! If you don’t like crowds, you should avoid going in the summer because that is definitely the busiest time. But it is definitely worth a visit if you haven’t been yet!

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This is the famous Independence Hall!

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It’s interesting to see the contrast between such a historic building and modern buildings

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I love how open the space is in the middle of a big city

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There was a large group of people meditating in the park peacefully protesting to bring awareness to the treatment of prisoners in China

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This is the cemetery outside of the historic Christ Church

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This is the grave of the Philly favorite Benjamin Franklin!

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Christ Church wasn’t open for viewing when I went, but I will definitely go back to take pictures!

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I love all the old brick around Old City Philadelphia!

Stay tuned for more pictures of Old City Philadelphia next week! Where is your favorite place in Old City? Comment below and send in pictures of Old City Philadelphia if you want them featured! đŸ™‚

And on an unrelated note, for anyone who is a Downton Abbey fan, I have a new article up on Acculturated about the finale!

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