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founded October 27, 1682
Legend has it, as the story goes, that the Liberty Bell cracked because it was rung so long when independence was declared on July 4th, 1776. Today, historians highly doubt that the Bell actually rang in 1776 because the steeple which housed it in the tower of Independence Hall was in really bad condition. The legend, however, remains to this day! Although no one knows exactly when the Bell cracked for the first time, it is agreed that the final ringing of the Bell was on George Washington's Birthday in 1846 when it cracked beyond repair.
Read more about it here. Be sure to take a look!
Today, the Liberty Bell has a home in The Liberty Bell Center which is located at Market Street & 6th, and if you were here, we could see it together!
And, did you know that . . . .
And, would you also like to hear how the Liberty Bell sounded? You can listen to it here! Go ahead! Ring it!
You can learn more about Benjamin Franklin here. You can also play some games at this site.
And, have you heard of Betsy Ross? What do you think she did in Philadelphia?
The answer is C! Betsy Ross is known for making the first American Flag! Born in New Jersey, Betsy Ross moved to Philadelphia with her family when she was only three years old. You can visit the Betsy Ross house online, but if you were here, we could see it together at 239 Arch Street, which is very close to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
And, there’s much more that we could do, too . . .
if you were here,
Would you like to visit Elfreth’s Alley! We could go for a walk there and visit the Elfreth's Alley Museum, if you were here. The street itself is not very long, but it has been a street for over 300 years! That’s a very long time, and it makes Elfreth’s Alley one of the oldest continuously inhabited streets in the United States! How old is the street where you live?
By the way, we could visit the zoo, too, if you were here! There's an amazing art museum!
And, although we must be very quiet when we go to the opera and to the symphony orchestra, we can make noise later when we visit the Please Touch Museum. Oh! We could have lots of fun in Philadelphia!
Last, but certainly not least, if you like sports, Philadelphia has several professional athletic teams. Baseball fans can visit the Phillies, and football fans can visit the Eagles. If you like hockey, check out the Flyers, or if basketball is your favorite, then the 76ers is for you!
Whatever you decide, have a great time when you visit Philadelphia!
The Robert Indiana sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza
Other Philadelphia attractions include: