Our Dash Through Historic Philadelphia: Photos and Travel Tips

Our goal was a quick stop to capture the essence of historic Philadelphia in photos.  Then we noticed the queue to see the Liberty Bell, visible on the right had side of the photo, and we knew quick was not in the cards.

Philadelphia In Photos

Independence Hall in Philadelphia

Independence Hall

It was worth the wait, especially after I got this photo of the Liberty Bell with legs.

Funny Liberty Bell photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Silly photo of the Liberty bell with legs.

Crack in the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia Pensylvania

The crack is on the Liberty Bell is on the opposite side of the bell from the photo above.

A closer look and you can see the second, smaller crack running up to the world Liberty.

Crack in the Liberty Bell

A closer look and you can see the second, smaller crack running up to the world Liberty.

Next we crossed the park only to find out that the tickets for Independence Hall tours were all given out for the day.

Here’s my best Philadelphia travel tip:

Timed tour tickets are distributed in the morning for the entire day.  Many people don’t show up for their time, especially as it gets later.  Once they let all those with tickets in, they will fill the empty spots from the waiting line.

Philadelphia In Photos


room where the Declaration of Independence was signed in Independence Hall, Philadelphia

The tour highlight was the room in which the Declaration of Independence was signed.

original documents

I enjoyed the architecture, both inside

Philadelphia In Photos

and out . . Philadelphia In Photos

A bit of better planning and we could have seen so much more.  This really was a quick dash to capture a bit of historic Philadelphia in photos.

What’s your favorite spot for history?  Would you have stopped in Philadelphia if you only had a few hours?

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When I met my hubby he was looking for a traveling companion. Together we have moved to New Zealand and visited over 42 countries, most with our now teenage girls. Things rarely go as planned, and generally we have an amusing tale to tell. That's what Laugh Quotes is about - the fun side of our adventures and our expat life.


  1. so cool, I’d love to go there one day!!

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  2. I LOVE History and every time I see historical Philadelphia I think of the movie with Nicholas Cage (National Treasure) …awesome pics!
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  3. It’s funny- I live in the US, and I’ve never been to Philadelphia!
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  4. The bell is wonderful looks like it was mended a few times. Have a great day!!
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  5. A city just brimming with history. Once place I would love to visit and will someday.

    Have a terrific day Rhonda. :)
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  6. Hari Om
    I still think you did well – waiting in queues is not something I relish these days – but must admit this is one that might even win me over! Can’t beat history for atmosphere, eh? Lovely post. YAM xx
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  7. Looks a nice place I always think of The Three Degrees when I see anything about Philadelphia handy tips too ;-)

    Have a tanfabulous week ahead ;-)
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  8. Historical trips are so cool! You got some great shots! Love the Liberty Bell with legs lol
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  9. I might just visit here next summer. Thanks for the great pics!
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  10. Very cool! I like the bell with legs.
    Williamsburg is a cool place for history. Or anywhere in the United Kingdom.
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  11. Philadelphia scares me because of all the violence. My husband really want to go there someday though!
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  12. A city with a lot of interesting places to visit. Thanks for hosting.

  13. That building looks like the traditional bride cake design from England. I’ve never been to Philly but I want to go.
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  14. It looks like you had a blast. Thanks for hosting.
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  15. Looks like a lot of fun! I love the photos.
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  16. I’ve never seen it in person. Interesting how the perspective on Bell size seems to change from photo to photo :) Thanks for sharing these, much more meaningful and fun then generic postcard type images.
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  17. Very cool. I haven’t been to Philadelphia since 5th grade and it was a school trip (I lived in NYC at the time). Now I live in PA and really would love to take the children when they get older. Great photos and great memories!
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  18. great tip about the tour!! they should give out tickets throughout the day I reckon ;p
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  19. Haha! Love the walking bell! Great shots!
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  20. Great photos! You really gave your girls a wonderful history lesson on this trip. Hope you had time to stop for Philly Cheesesteak!

  21. Looks so very pretty in Philadelphia – never thought about how popular some of the places would be!! If we travelled from Australia to overseas I so would want to add seeing the Liberty Bell to our Bucket List.
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  22. Great images, and I just LOVE the new blog look!!!!
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  23. Awesome captures! I would love to visit there someday.
    Happy WW, Rhonda!

  24. Beautiful photos, I would love to visit Philadelphia some day. Great tip too!
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  25. Ha, I can imagine those shoes tap dancing below the bell. That’d be a fun video to see!

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  26. You got some amazing shots of an amazing place!
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