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
It was worth the wait, especially after I got this photo of the Liberty Bell with legs.
The crack is on the bell’s other side:
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.
The tour highlight was the room in which the Declaration of Independence was signed:
I enjoyed the architecture, both inside
and out . .
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.