February 17, 2016 |

Free Time Frenzy: A Quick* History Lesson

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Have an hour to spend in the city and not sure where to go or what to see? Free Time Frenzy will allow you to explore Philly in less than an hour.

Since President’s day just passed on February 15th and Philadelphia is the birthplace of American history, this edition of #CPFreeTimeFrenzy will focus on some historic attractions to visit in Philly.

The National Constitution Center
The National Constitution Center has just opened a new exhibit Headed to the White House, which prepares visitors for the upcoming Presidential elections. This exhibit takes visitors through experiences of what it would be like to govern a country, while also learning about past American presidents. If you are into politics or would like to learn more about the election process, head to the National Constitution Center before March 31st for reduced admission. P.S. There’s a seat waiting for you in the Oval Office. It’s the perfect presidential photo opp! 

Liberty Bell Center
If you live in Philadelphia, you must visit the one attraction that people travel from around the world to see. The Liberty Bell is a symbol of American freedom and can be found on the corner of 6th and Chestnut Streets in Old City. The Bell can be seen from both inside and outside of the Independence National Historical Park, lending you the chance to skip the line and see the symbol from the outside. The center is open 9am until 5pm, year round.

The Philadelphia History Museum
The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent is a museum that showcases artifacts that tell the story of Philadelphia. They range from a large map of the city to Mummer relics, showcasing a wide range of artifacts from Philadelphia’s founding to present day. The museum at 15 South 7th Street is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30am until 4:30pm. Students only have to pay $6 to see an extensive array of memorabilia and culture from Philadelphia’s past.

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