July 24th, 2013
Independence Hall is located within the Independence National Historic Park in the city of Philadelphia. This building is an important site in the founding of the United States. The Declaration of Independence was signed in the building in 1776. It was the meeting place of the Continental Congress, and the United States Constitution was created in this building as well.
Those visiting the Phildephia area should definitely plan to visit this important historical attraction. Independence Hall Read the rest of this entry »
May 22nd, 2013
Philadelphia is a city full of famous landmarks and attractions. For locals and newcomers to the city, Philly offers a point of interest for anyone. When you want to spend your time surrounded by examples of the worlds best gardens, Longwood Gardens in the Brandywine Valley is a great place to visit.
The gardens are made up of more than a thousand acres. The facility has a combination of indoor and outdoor gardens that will delight anyone who loves plants and flowers. The Conservatory is a half a mil Read the rest of this entry »
March 20th, 2013
Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic district, the National Constitution Center is one of the best attractions to explore for anyone interested in United States history. The modern museum building is situated on the north end of the Independence National Historic Park that includes the Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Visitor Center.
The Main Exhibition Hall of the National Constitution Center includes a contemporary state of the art space that features three main permanent exhibition installations. The Freedom Rising and The Story of We The People present the history of the United States constitution using multimedia such Read the rest of this entry »
February 23rd, 2012
The next time you plan your trip to the City of Brotherly Love you might want to check online, especially if you get your internet through places like XO Communications at t1internet.com, a Tier 1 Provider. With so many things to do, you’ll need to do your research. However, if you are really pressed for time, we have a short list of the best places and events in Philly so take a look and see what stands out.
Philadelphia International Flower Show
If it’s in season and you want to see some truly remarkable sights then you ought to take a look at this fantastic show. Flowers of all kinds are arranged to create some truly phenomenal fantasy worlds of color.
Van Gogh Up Close at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Unappreciated and ridiculed in his time, Van Gogh could never have known how much the world would come to treasure both his life and his work. Pay due tribute to the man whose genius was far too ahead of his time by attending this one-of-a-kind gallery.
Zoe Strauss: Ten Years at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
We often think that art has to be pretty, heavenly and awe-inspiring but the best art is gritty and raw. It comes from a very real place in life and in our souls and the photography of Zoe Strauss exemplifies this.
June 20th, 2011
Valley Forge is one of the most important historical sites in American history. Eighteenth century armies rarely fought in the winter, instead they encamped until the spring thaw. In the winter of 1777 and 1778, George Washington’s battered Continental army encamped at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
Many died during the harsh winter, but Washington, with the help of a colorful former Prussian military officer, Baron Frederick von Steuban, managed to turn the ragged army into an effective fighting force. The Continental Army later went on to win the Revolutionary War.
Visiting Valley Forge is something that Read the rest of this entry »
May 24th, 2011
If you are new to Pennsylvania you have a lot to learn. They is so much history in the area and you will be able to see all the things you learned about in your history books. Transportation is easy and many times you can take a train or bus to get where you need to go.
Planning a trip to see the liberty bell is a fun one day trip. There are lots of interesting things to see around the immediate area. Weekends are less crowded and most sites are open. Pack a lunch or buy something in the Read the rest of this entry »
May 21st, 2011
Franklin Square in Philadelphia has been newly renovated and is more family friendly than ever before. Franklin Square is one of the five original squares located in Philadelphia and has now dedicated itself to providing a fun and friendly atmosphere for families. The new renovations were worth it and it makes this area a must see for anyone living or visiting the city of Brotherly Love.
One of the main attractions located in Franklin Square is the liberty themed carousel. It looks Read the rest of this entry »