Have you ever wanted to visit Philadelphia? Or maybe you live in or near Philadelphia but there are many landmarks you’ve yet to visit? Then this is the perfect weekend to cross that goal off your bucket list.
With Benjamin Franklin’s birthday right around the corner, VisitPhilly.com encourages you to visit Philadelphia to experience his impact around the city.
Grab the kids and go back in time. Learn about the history at all the landmark’s from his life, and for free at the new Benjamin Franklin Museum. Take this opportunity to explore more of the city of Philadelphia that’s so rich in history.
Don’t know where to start? Check out VisitPhilly.com/itineraries for all kinds of ideas. You can walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin and see Philadelphia through the eyes of the famous founding father. There is enough to see for three days.
If that is too much, just make a trip to a couple of the places. Since I love everything vintage and colonial, I would definitely get Don and Landon to come with me to the City Tavern where Colonial America is recreated at an authentic tavern in Old City.
To make this visit unforgettable for Landon, we’d visit Fireman’s Hall, where you can learn about the history of firefighting in an old firehouse.
And what about dinner on the Moshulu, a fully restored four-masted sailing ship that’s berthed at Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River? That sounds just dreamy.
Ben Franklin is still quite the celebrity in Philadelphia. Celebrate his 308th birthday with free admission to the new Benjamin Franklin Museum on January 17, 18 and 19. Learn more at VisitPhillly.com.
At the museum, history buffs explore Franklin’s life and accomplishments through interactive activities, artifacts, video presentations and more. January 17-19. 318 Market Street, (267) 514-1523, nps.gov/inde.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Visit Philadelphia. The opinions and text are all mine.
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