19 August, 2009
Spending a little time in Pennsylvania
you recognize Independence Hall, right? We spent a wee bit of time here before driving on to New England. It began raining as soon as we entered the complex for the tours. Didn't dampen my spirits, but I did have to cover my camera for safekeeping.
You can see one wing of Independence Hall which part of my family is walking in front of, and Congress Hall is to the left. A couple of other copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation are kept in the small wing.
Supreme Court Hall. Their first meeting hall when the USA was young
Hall of Philosophy
Inside Congress Hall (The Continental Congress and the Patriots! Loved this place)
Congress Hall, where John Adams was sworn into office as second president of the United States.
Downstairs in Congress Hall. This is where we sat to hear the beginning of the tour
Benjamin Franklin Library...We will spend some time here when we go back in two years. To read more about this historic place, click here.
upstairs meeting rooms of Congress Hall
Senate Hall - upstairs in Congress Hall Building
Senate Hall - other side
upstairs meeting rooms
Some of the library upstairs. Some of these are just encyclopedias, but their covers are still very lovely
Look what I found! An old, old bookpress in one of the upstairs meeting rooms
Antique book press, other side. This is as far into the room as we could venture
stone walkways in the complex of historical building in the middle of Philadelphia --fabulous path on which to walk
Do you have any awesome field trips scheduled into your year for your family's bonding and learning experiences?